Raita…Indian Cucumber Yoghurt

This is a simple and moreish side, an ideal accompaniment to spicy meals. As the yoghurt is paired with cool and refreshing cucumber it is perfect to offset hot chilli flavours. A quick, tasty side. It is very similar to tzatziki but without the garlic and lemon and with some subtle Indian spices. Ingredients Serves…

Simple Lemon and Yoghurt Slaw

I am a big fan of slaws…I prefer crunchy salads as opposed to ones consisting primarily of leaves. I feel they are a lot more satisfying and tasty as a side. Obviously, an elaborate salad, packed with loads of different ingredients, for example smoked salmon, pine nuts, avocado and more, with leaves, is yummy. But…

King Prawns in a Garlic and Tomato Sauce

I went for tapas recently (to be honest I don’t know how ‘authentic’ it was) but there were two major conclusions I got from that meal. One, a simple dish of prawns in garlic and tomato can be absolutely divine. Not an overload of flavours but just a few uncomplicated tastes coming through; I was…

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

This is one way to cook tandoori-style chicken but you could vary as you want…add extra spices, herbs etc. I thought I would post a simple recipe first…one with a long list of ingredients can appear daunting! I have also tried salmon and cod baked with a similar marinade and that also works amazingly well (I…

Spinach, Red Onion and Mature Cheddar Scrambled Eggs

To be honest, even a simple scrambled eggs dish can be divine. I was once watching a Gordon Ramsay programme and he did them with creme fraiche and chives; I tried making them and trust me they were good. I have found the recipe online here. I guess you could add creme fraiche (or milk…

South Indian-Inspired Vegetable Curry

I am fascinated by flavours of southern India…the cuisines of different parts of India vary immensely. South Indian food isn’t a taste that I have necessarily grown up with but it is one that I now enjoy. I once went to a restaurant and got a Chettinad chicken curry…it had that distinct flavour I associate…

Mission Burrito – Pork Salad Box

Mission Burrito is a fast food Mexican restaurant with several branches dotted around England. Salad doesn’t need to be boring…I tried the Salad Box option at Mission Burrito today. Definitely not the ‘healthiest’ salad out there, especially when teemed with lashings of sour cream and cheese (I opted against this.) However, I still think it…

Gourmet Burger Kitchen – GBK

I have fallen in love with this place again. I didn’t think it could be healthy, but actually the ‘bunless’ option for 50p extra is actually not too bad for you – plus it is quite filling.  The bun gets replaced with homeslaw (think coleslaw but with a vinaigrette instead of calorific mayo) and you get…

Garlic and Herb Salmon with Mustard Cheese Jacket Potato…

Now this is a quick idea for a lunch or dinner. It’s not a recipe as such – more an example of how I have put different elements together, it’s more a meal idea. On the days when you have no leftovers or nothing that needs eating before it goes off (I always have this…