Blue cheese and pear salad

This recipe is adapted from here and makes a perfect side salad for pasta. We purchased fresh mushroom ravioli and aubergine sauce to accompany the salad. It was absolutely delicious!! Ingredients 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard Salt and pepper Baby spinach leaves 2 ripe…

Sweet potato rosti salad with pork chops

    This dish is adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe and turned into a main meal. The different ingredients and flavours seem odd but all together are really delicious. Ingredients 600g sweet potato 3 carrots ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard Juice of ½ a lemon Olive oil 100g frozen peas 100g baby spinach 4 large…

Indian Spiced Chicken Thigh

  A fair number of recipes I end up modifying just for our personal tastes and cooking style, also modifying them to utilise our Thermomix. However this Jamie Oliver recipe is so good, I would probably cook it again as per the original recipe except for the spices as I couldn’t find curry leaves and…

Bits and pieces dinners #1: Sausages and mash

I’m not sure why but I really enjoy dinners comprised of a whole bunch of different little dishes. Maybe because you get to try all sorts of different things without the flavours becoming boring. That is why I wanted to do a series on bits and pieces dinners and the first one is a sausages…

Homemade Chicken Parmigiana

It’s surprisingly easy to make breaded chicken (or schnitzel) from scratch with some old stale bread and chicken breast. Add sauce and cheese to the top and you have an easy chicken parmigiana! Here’s my recipe: Ingredients 3 to 4 slices of stale sourdough bread (or lightly toasted fresh bread), crusts removed Dried oregano Salt and…

Lamb meatballs in a sweet tomato sauce

My favourite lunch at the moment are the lamb meatballs from Farmstand in Covent Garden but it’s too expensive to eat out in London so I attempted to recreate it at home. I based mine off this recipe but I’ve made a few changes to make the tomato sauce sweeter and less tart. I’m really happy…

Super easy roast chicken dinner

This dinner isn’t a quick meal but it is, as the title says, super easy. Ingredients 500g cubed vegetables like sweet potato, swede, carrot, red onion, zucchini Olive oil Seasoning from whatever dried herbs and spices you have e.g. oregano, thyme, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper 1 roast in the bag whole chicken Gravy 1…

Chilli lime pork ribs

The original recipe comes from here. I’ve reduced the amount of honey and usually add more fresh herbs so as to not waste them. Serves 4. Ingredients 5 cloves garlic 3cm piece peeled ginger 2 small chillies or to taste ½ red onion peeled Handful fresh mint leaves Handful fresh coriander leaves 2 tsp coriander…

Bacon wrapped chicken

My fiance and I invented this recipe with whatever ingredients we had on our campervan trip around Scotland. It turned out so well that we decided to have it again. Now it’s been added into our regular rotation of dishes. Serves 2 add more chicken breasts to serve more people. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 4…

Jamie Oliver’s Thai Green Chicken Curry

Here is the original curry recipe. Our version is very similar except we prefer chicken breast over chicken thigh and it is adapted to the Thermomix. Here is the original coconut rice recipe. Ingredients 700 g skinless free-range chicken breast Olive oil 400 g mixed asian mushrooms 1 x 400g tin of coconut milk 1…

Pearl barley minestrone soup

Here is the original recipe. Our version is very similar except for a few extra vegetables and crispy bacon. Ingredients 2 carrots 2 celery stick 2 zucchini 1 large garlic clove 1 handful basil 4 bacon rashers (shortcut) optional 2 spring onions sliced 1 tin borlotti beans rinsed and drained 1 tin tomatoes (400g) 700g…

Single pan garlic, paprika & rosemary chicken

  Ingredients 500g cubed root vegetables (sweet potato, parsnip, carrot etc.) 1 bunch of fresh rosemary 2 garlic cloves Paprika powder Salt & pepper for seasoning 4 chicken breasts Olive oil Method Preheat oven to 200°C Line a baking tray with baking paper In a large bowl or container add vegetables and enough olive oil…