How to make cauliflower cheese {TRIPLE-cheese cauliflower cheese that is!}

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Of course, my recipe for cauliflower cheese includes three cheeses. Of course, it does! Up until last Sunday, my dad made the best cauliflower cheese in all the land, but I’m pretty confident the crown is now mine. Soz Daddy Press. I did steal a tip or two from the master – grate the stalk […]

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Turkey meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce with harissa yoghurt and jalapenos

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This is the only turkey meatball recipe you’ll ever need. The result is supremely succulent – almost melt-in-the-mouth-y – comforting but not so much so that you’ll need a nap post-feed, and suitably spicy. And if you faltered at the ‘turkey’ bit, let me assure you – as a self-confessed turkey naysayer – that these are […]

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The Dream Terrine {Recipe}

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Put a menu with terrine on in it in front of me, and rest assured I’ll take you up on a slice of meaty loaf. I’ve wanted to make my own homemade terrine recipe for ages but I always convinced myself it was too much agro, too expensive and too icky – I’m not a […]

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Slow-cooked ox cheek goulash

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In celebration of my ox cheek goulash recipe being published in Voucherbox’s new e-book, I’m re-sharing it with you lovely lot. The team at Voucherbox wanted to create a collection of 22 recipes that didn’t break the bank, and I was more than happy to let my low-cost goulash recipe out into the world. Did […]

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The most decadent bacon sandwich you’ve ever eaten

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We do weekend breakfasts in a big way around here. All calorie counting goes out the window, and butter is considered a main ingredient. Grease is not dabbed away with a fresh piece of kitchen towel, and small plates are disregarded – only great platters the size of your face will do. Understandably, the bacon […]

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Red wine-braised lamb shanks with cheesy polenta

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Oooooooh it just sounds hearty and winter-appropriate, doesn’t it!? I hadn’t cooked lamb shanks before this recipe, but I’ve eaten my fair share and I think they’re utterly underrated. When they’re cooked low and slow like here, they’re just as good as slow-cooked beef and have heaps of flavour. And you don’t have to treat them […]

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Chorizo and coriander scotch egg

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Picnic food is my absolute fave. I am genuinely just as happy at a schmancy restaurant as I am with snacking sausages. Mini quiches, pork pies, and of course, scotch eggs, are my weakness all year round. I’m either setting them out on a blanket in a park in the summer or popping them on […]

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Tartiflette with chicken

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I saw a poster for apres-ski staple, tartiflette a couple of months back on the tube. The advert was actually about travelling to the French Alps with some low-budget airline, but the picture depicting a cheesy one-pot wonder was what lured me in (unsurprisingly) and after a little research (see: Googling ‘what the hell is […]

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Easy chicken jalfrezi recipe

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This isn’t actually my chicken jalfrezi recipe. I pinched it from the Hairy Bikers – favourites of mine in particular for their fail-safe and relatively healthy curry recipes – and changed it a tiny bit. Mostly, I changed it because I can’t leave anything alone, but also because the recipe was written in a quite […]

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5 mid-week meals you can prepare in advance

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I’m getting into the habit of spending my Sunday afternoon batch cooking our meals for the rest of the week and I’m not gonna lie, it’s pretty life changing. Last weekend, I made butternut squash soup and a meaty ragu and we were good to go four nights of the week (plus I had lunch […]

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Brisket and chilli ramen

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Saturday afternoons of Christmas shopping are best followed by a steaming bowl of ramen. And Sundays are, of course, perfect for succulent slow-cooked meats or buttery pies, generously filled. And my brisket and chilli ramen sorts you out for both, thanks to the masses of leftovers this recipe produces (more ideas for leftovers at the […]

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Homemade butternut squash and chilli soup

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A tin of soup from the supermarket costs about a £1 for a single serving and is full of sneaky salt and probably not all that tasty. This homemade butternut squash soup recipe costs about 40p per serving and makes enough for FOUR servings, making it ideal for bigger groups, particularly hungry boyfriends or leftovers-lovers […]

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Baked brie with marmalade

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This is less of a recipe for how to make your own baked brie at home and more of a reminder that that’s a really great idea and something you should do immediately. Especially if you have people over. We used a 1kg brie, so other people were needed. As was a make-shift tin foil bed because otherwise […]

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Spicy lamb cultets

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I’ve got a bit of a thing for a casual lamb cutlet starter whenever I’m in a good Indian restaurant. Benares holds the title for my favourite, but you can’t beat Tayyabs, who regularly sell out of their brilliantly seasoned take that costs less than your morning latte. Turns out, it’s pretty cheap and relatively […]

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Shepherd’s pie with shredded lamb, harissa and olives

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I’m writing this from Poole, where the weather is rather lovely! I’m sat on my Dad’s balcony and once I’ve finished I’m going to go for a dip in the swimming pool. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it… (Update: it took me so long to post this that I am now […]

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A really easy recipe for Potatatoes Boulangeres

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If I *had* to choose one cuisine to eat for the rest of my days, I’d probably go French. Steak. Frites. Casserole. Coq au Vin. Boeuf bourguignon. Bread. Croissants. All of the pastries. Cheese. Red wine. Quiche. Creme brûlée. Macarons. Madeleines. Soufflé. Tarte Tatin. Pâté. Jambon. Raclette. Sorry, I got a bit caught up there… […]

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Sweet and sticky duck legs

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We’re trying to eat less chicken. Well, Alex is trying to make me eat less chicken. It goes with everything and I put it with everything. So, we’re stepping away. More vegetables, and more non-chicken meats for these guys. This week I experimented with duck legs. I love duck (even more than chicken, actually), I just don’t […]

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Lentils and rice with tomato, pork and kabanos

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I’ve just returned from a little timeout in the Spanish sunshine and my return to normality is taking longer than usual. My responsibilities for the last week have been limited to remembering to apply more sun cream (factor 50, every hour; I no burn) and shoveling crisps from a bag to my face while I […]

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Sweet potato and chicken curry

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This is a super quick and easy mid-week meal, so I won’t rabbit on as usual. I’ll just give it to you straight. Here’s my simple sweet potato and chicken curry recipe, which serves 3 or 4 people… You’ll need: 3 chicken breast 1 cup natural yogurt 2 large sweet potato, chopped 2 large onions, […]

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Sticky pulled pork topped with three cheese mac and cheese

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Well hello, Friday night food perfection! If bone-sticking, bad-but-good comfort food is what you’re craving (and who isn’t at the end of a long hard week?), my sticky BBQ pulled pork recipe, teamed with my three cheese macaroni and cheese recipe is spot on. Cause what’s better than pulled pork and mac and cheese? Pulled […]

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Steak, tomato, asparagus and onion marmalade tart

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Last Friday night, I wanted to make something impressive for dinner but I, well, I couldn’t be arsed. So, to cover up my lack of effort I set my sights on serving two courses (it sounds like you’ve slaved away for a good amount of time that way) with a French theme (seems complicated enough, […]

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Three cheese and ham risotto

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Risotto is my go-to thing. As you can see here, here and here, I make it a lot and I like tweaking the ingredients each time. It’s one of those dishes I’ve really got down, like, I know the basics, I don’t need to read a risotto recipe and I know what I can add […]

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How to make your own chilli oil

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Making your own chilli oil is incredibly easy, faff-free and cheap. It looks great too and makes for a lovely gift for a foodie in your life. The hardest bit is picking a decent dispenser – I got my chilli oil bottle from Amazon but I also like this vintage-look chilli oil bottle and also this […]

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Pork and apple risotto with truffle balsamic and avocado

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I’ve always wanted to be the kind of cook who can walk into the kitchen, not having been to the supermarket, and rustle something up from whatever’s in the fridge or on top of the cupboard. I’m also a budding leftover enthusiast, whether that means taking last night’s tea to work or using up extra […]

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