Posts Categorized: starters

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

Easy basic quiche recipe for healthy breakfast quiches

Sometimes you don’t want to have the usual boring toast or cereal for breakfast so these healthy breakfast quiches are the perfect treat for you to enjoy. This post will show you not only how to make a simple quiche but to make it fast and for very little cost. This is a recipe for quiche with…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

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 empanadas

  Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Difficulty: Easy Serves 18 Calories per serving: 130 (excluding rice and salad) Cost per serving: £ 0.11p    Ingredients: 150g chicken thigh fillets 60g chorizo 200g plain flour 140 g butter 50g onions 50g carrots salt to taste Method: Add the flour and room temperature butter into…read more

Moroccan style meatballs with pitta and spicy couscous

  Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Easy Serves 5 Calories per serving: 462 Cost per serving: £ 1.19    Ingredients: 500g minced lamb 200g onions 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes 100g prunes 2 heaped teaspoons tomato paste 5 teaspoons ras-el-hanout dried spice 2 teaspoons dried parsley 250g couscous 2 1/2 wholemeal pitta breads salt to…read more