BEAN AND CASHEW NUT CURRY

Every time I feel a little peckish when I get home from work I’d make a beeline for my snack box of raw cashew nuts. They are my hellishly fattening but tasty pleasure. I discovered this curry recipe from Rick Stein’s Far East Odyssey cookbook, whom I secretly wish was my lover in the kitchen….

CREAMY CHICKEN, MUSHROOM AND SMOKED PORK CREAMY PASTA

This recipe is so simple, All you need is a few basic ingredients you can find in any supermarket. It cooks a treat, looks and smells wonderful, and your man will just think you are the cleverest thing ever! Admittedly, pasta and runny creamy cheese isn’t the healthiest thing in the world but it’s so…

HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE

Hainanese chicken rice is most commonly associated with Singaporean, Malaysian and Hainanese cuisines, although it is also popular in Thailand and Vietnam. This is a dish where I would cross continents for and there are people who wouldn’t let a day go by without a plate of chicken rice. This was my dear grandfather favourite, as a…

WHAT SPICE ?!!

  Herbs and spices are invaluable in the kitchen, not only because they help to make our food taste good with out the need for excessive amounts of salt but also because they are healing foods. “MANY HERBS AID DIGESTIVE”   ALL SPICE – Available whole of ground, allspice are small, dark brown berries similar in size…

SPICES GIVE LIFE

If variety is the spice of life, it certainly must be said that spices give life  – or at least food – its variety. “Hot & Spicy” defines good eating for millions of people who would not dream of consuming bland, unseasoned food when piquant delights are available at every turn to pleasantly stimulate and…