Posts Categorized: mains

Pork belly cubes appetizer / starter recipe (slow cooker friendly)

I first had this dish at a Portuguese tapas restaurant and instantly fell in love with it. I found I could use either a large piece of pork belly or belly slices but for me it simply was the best way to cook pork belly slices or whole. It took me a while to perfect…read more

Easy, creamy carrot and fresh coriander soup (slow cooker friendly)

This carrot and coriander soup is great on so many levels. If you are wanting a soup that is easy, this is for you. If you want it to be healthy, at only 56 calories then it hits the spot. If you like it creamy and/or spicy then you are in luck. Even though it…read more

Tasty Pad Thai recipe (with prawns)

Having spent a few years living in Asia (Dhaka, Bangladesh) I often found myself visiting friends who worked at the Thai embassy. We would go out for dinner and they would poke fun at me as I marvelled at the ‘modern’ sights of Bangkok, the Sky train (BTS), the spotless malls and the cinema. I…read more

Easy, healthy and simple salmon soup recipe

  I am not a huge seafood fan if I must be honest but when I do have seafood it has to really float my boat. This salmon soup does just that. I really like it because it’s creamy and warming. It’s a real comfort food for me. There’s nothing like sitting down with a…read more

Recipe for the best way to make BBQ pork spare ribs

  There’s something about BBQ pork spare ribs that you just can’t beat. They are sticky and messy to eat but you can’t help but love them. Going out to get some can get quite pricey. You can easily shell out £10 – £12 for a half rack, I know you are paying for the…read more

Simple recipe for the best homemade lamb burger

  I love a good burger but they have to be good and I mean good! I found the best way to get the best burger for me was to make my own, not only can you make one in the same time it takes to go and buy one but you know exactly what’s…read more

Thai red curry soup with prawns and coconut (best recipe)

I have quite a few family and friends who like seafood so it’s always nice to give them quite a surprise when they are expecting a dish with some subtle flavours but instead they get a dish with big flavours, nice and creamy and with a real zing to finish. Having visited a few countries…read more

Pulled bbq pork

  Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 2 hours Difficulty: Easy Serves 8 Calories per serving: 382 (excluding salad but including roll) Cost per serving: £ 0.35p    Ingredients:   700g pork leg joint 3 teaspoons cajun spice 3 teaspoons bbq sauce 3 teaspoon ketchup 2 teaspoons vinegar 2 piches salt Method: Place pork joint onto foil and…read more

Chicken and chorizo pie

  Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Difficulty: Easy Serves 6 Calories per serving: 490 (excluding wedges) Cost per serving: £ 0.60p    Ingredients: 300g chicken thigh fillets 110g chorizo 200g plain flour 140 g butter 100g onions 100g carrots salt to taste Method: Add the flour and room temperature butter into a bowl…read more

Thai green curry with pork, aubergine and green beans

  Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Difficulty: Easy Serves 6 Calories per serving: 389 (excluding crackling strips) Cost per serving: £ 1.14  Ingredients: 500g pork 1 x aubergine 200g onions 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes 100g creamed coconut 300g green beans 2 heaped teaspoons thai green curry paste 750g rice 1 tablespoon…read more