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Onion Gravy

Onion Gravy

  Print Onion Gravy Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 25 mins   Course: Side Dish Cuisine: British Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 White onions 2 tbsp Butter 1 tbsp Sugar 2 tbsp Plain flour 500 ml Beef stock 2 tbsp Worcestershire […]

Pigs in Blanket Toad in the Hole

Pigs in Blanket Toad in the Hole

Toad in the hole… made with pigs in blankets, can you think of anything more delicious? It’s essential you get the batter right for the perfect toad in the hole, it should result in a large, risen, crispy batter, which is cooked throughout.  There are […]

Salt And Pepper Chicken

Salt And Pepper Chicken

When working in a Chinese restautaunt, our most popular dish was Salt and Pepper chicken and for good reason – it’s delicious! Wok fried spices and vegetables are mixed with battered chicken breast to create the ultimate combination of salt, spice and crunch. Here’s a […]

Review: Goldfish Chinese Hot And Spicy Curry Sauce

Review: Goldfish Chinese Hot And Spicy Curry Sauce

This evening I cooked a Katsu curry using Goldfish Chinese Hot & Spicy Curry Sauce. I picked up the sauce in Tesco for £2.75, and it contains 8 portions of sauce if made as per packet instructions. Looking on my supermarket.co.uk it looks like this is […]

Lancashire Cheese and Onion Pie

Lancashire Cheese and Onion Pie

A classicly northern, Cheese and onion pie is hands down my favourite pie, served with chips and ketchup (or half a plate of beans) yum!  I moved away from the north-west a couple of years ago, and was extremely shocked to find I could no […]

Smooth Guacamole Dip

Smooth Guacamole Dip

Print Smooth Guacamole Prep Time 3 mins Total Time 3 mins   This recipe is a smooth guacamole which is perfect as a dip or burger topper  Course: Side Dish Cuisine: Mexican Servings: 4 Author: hintofhelen Ingredients 2 ripe avocados 2 small cherry or plum […]

Nando’s Burger

Nando’s Burger

Nando’s serve one of the best chicken burgers available, and here’s how to create one at home!  Whilst in Tesco the other day I stumbled across a pack of 8 Garlic Ciabatta slices which I instantly thought would be great for this burger. Nando’s use […]

Masala Chips

Masala Chips

Print Masala Chips / Fries Prep Time 3 mins Cook Time 35 mins Total Time 38 mins   A super easy recipe for masala chip salt  Course: Side Dish Cuisine: Indian Servings: 2 Author: hintofhelen Ingredients 2 portions of oven chips 1 tbsp tomato puree […]

Jalfrezi Tart

Jalfrezi Tart

Here’s a easy mid-week tart which will make everyone happy! The perfect combination of spicy, Indian flavors on a comforting, flakey puff pastry base. Did you know that jus rol puff pastry is vegan?  Print Jalfrezi Puff Pastry Tart Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time […]

Nando’s Rice

Nando’s Rice

Here’s my recipe for rice-cooker Nando’s style spicy rice. Since buying a rice cooker my life has honestly been SO MUCH EASIER, and i’m not even being dramatic. I have always struggled to make rice in the pan for some reason; it always turned out […]

Mexican Vegetable Stew

Mexican Vegetable Stew

When eating vegan, Mexican is my go-to cuisine. Below i share a mid-week treat for the family, or a perfect lunchbox filler. Print Vegan Mexican Stew Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 30 mins   Course: Main Course Cuisine: Mexican Servings: […]

Pulled Peking Duck Legs

Pulled Peking Duck Legs

Here’s another recipe from my time working at a Chinese restaurant. My favorite thing about eating Chinese food is the starters and sides… and peking duck is the #1 starter for me.  Print Pulled Peking Duck Legs Ingredients 2 duck legs 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp […]