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Salt And Pepper Chicken

Salt And Pepper Chicken

When working in a Chinese restaurant, 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. I have always thought t a chore to make rice in the pan for some reason; it always turned out kinda sticky, but despite that, i acquired my rice cooker sort-of by accident. I bought a […]

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   Healthy and delicious recipe for a […]

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 […]

Jollof Chips / Fries

Jollof Chips / Fries

Print Joloff Chips Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 45 mins   Recipe for super easy Joloff chips, made using oven chips, tomato puree, chilli and spices.  Course: Side Dish Cuisine: African Servings: 2 Ingredients Oven chips 1 onion 1 chopped […]

Chocolate & Lime Pie

Chocolate & Lime Pie

The flavor combination was inspired by my partners love for the traditional sweets ‘chocolate limes’. One of his favorite deserts is key lime pie; and mine is always something chocolate based. So this time we tried a chocolate and lime pie – and we were not […]