Category Archives: Dinner

Balsamic Pork Steaks with Apple

Apple and pork is a match made in heaven but add balsamic vinegar and a few herbs and the result is startling. Sweet, yet tangy and very, very tasty. This dish is extremely quick to prepare – you don’t even … Continue reading

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Red Cabbage (Slow Cooker)

Christmas isn’t Christmas in our house without a large bowlful of spicy red cabbage.  Delicious hot with most meats, or cold with the leftovers. This recipe is perfect as it can be made well in advance and popped in the … Continue reading

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African Sweet Potato Stew

Just the recipe I needed to find on a dreary, rainy Autumn day whilst my husband was out.   I lit the log-burner, had 60s music blasting out of my Echo and I was in heaven. I had to adapt the … Continue reading

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Sticky Chicken with Roasted Cashews

The original recipe called for ketchup which I don’t use but I have tiny tubs of a tomato sauce in my freezer which I make in bulk from …..you’ve guessed it …tomatoes plus onions, herbs etc.  No two batches are … Continue reading

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‘Healthy’ Fish and Chips

Dukkah is an Egyptian spice mix which I hadn’t used before but it sounded very interesting and I was eager to taste it.  Made from a mix of roasted hazelnuts, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, seasalt, thyme and black … Continue reading

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Cashew Coated Cauliflower “Steaks” with a Lemony Date Relish

I love trying new recipes and this one was no exception.  I had a beautiful huge cauliflower in the kitchen just begging to be sliced into steaks and I also had some Medjool dates in the cupboard which were starting … Continue reading

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Paneer / Matar Paneer

One thing I have found, living on a small Island is that there are loads of groups around and one I really like is Island Apron. As the name suggests, it is concerning cooking and the other day someone made … Continue reading

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Turkey Bobotie

I had my first taste of Turkey Bobotie nearly 40 years ago when a friend cooked it for me one evening.  It was absolutely delicious and I have been cooking it ever since.  I have no idea where my friend … Continue reading

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Chicken Chow Mein

I absolutely love this recipe as it can be adapted to use up almost any vegetable in the kitchen: instead of using bok choy, sugar snap peas could be used or green beans, cabbage, spinach or broccoli. Prawns instead of … Continue reading

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Broccoli Rice

I read an interesting article in the newspaper earlier this week about broccoli and the healthiest way to eat it.  As I had a large head of broccoli in my fridge I decided to experiment with it as I was … Continue reading

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