Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Mozzarella and Tomato Salad is one of the simplest and quickest starters/main’s you can make, and it tastes damn good too.  Not only does it taste good, there is very little mess and no cooking. Preparation: 5-10 mins Cooking time: 0 Serves: 2-4 (depending on if this is starter or main and portion sizes) Ingredients […]

Chicken Arrabbiata

Chicken Arrabbiata (Jamie Oliver)

Chicken Arrabbiata is often done with penne pasta but does not have to be.  This recipe is from which is fast becoming one of my “go to” places for new recipes. You can find the Arrabbiata recipe on Jamie’s site by clicking here. Alternatively; read on for the Arrabbiata recipe and review. Preparation: 10-20mins […]


Bruschetta – Hungry Ducks Jalapeno Bruschetta

Bruschetta is one of those simple but tasty starters/sides. Easily customisable to taste, fast to cook and delicious. I first learned about Bruschetta at my first Chef job at Pizza Express, and as I moved to different restaurants it is one of the “specials” that I liked to tweak to that restaurants clientele and send […]


Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala was the curry that got me into curries. It is often the “go to” in a new Indian restaurant before I try their other dishes, much in the way I try the burger in most pubs before I try anything else they have to offer. I’ve always made curries at home by […]

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Thai is one of my favourite foods. It seems to have a nice blend of the different spices and flavours from around Asia. Some dishes favouring the more “Chinese” spice pallet, whilst others leaning more to the “Indian” pallet – but all with their own unique blend. With the exception of a Thai Green/Red Curry, […]

Roast Potatoes

Hungry Ducks Fluffy Crispy Roast Potatoes

The best part of any roast dinner is the roast potatoes, and everyone always remembers their Mum’s or Nan’s Roast potatoes. They were always the best and no one, not even you, can make them as good, right? Well prepare to make roasties the will not only bedazzle that loved one, but get them coming […]


Glazed Pork Chops

Pork, with the exception of crackling and bacon, is usually one of those meats that I can go without for months, so when it was suggested that we should do a pork dish I wasn’t too enthused. It turns out that these Glazed Pork Chops were both simple and tasty so thank you Beth from […]

Chicken and veg soup

Chicken and Vegetable Soup – Leftover Menu

Every time I have a roast chicken I am left over with a carcass, and I take the opportunity to make a chicken, or chicken and veg soup. When we did the Peruvian Chicken the other week, we had an uncooked carcass, but no left over veg as you would usually have with a roast, […]

Peruvian Roast Chicken

Peruvian Style Roast Chicken

A friend of mine put me on to this recipe saying it was one of the best he had found. I was curious as to what made this Roast Chicken “Peruvian” and having shared many a meal with him, knew his tastes would appeal to me. The following recipe is from and can be […]

Paella plate side

Paella – Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Paella, like risotto, is one of those great easy to make recipe’s that you can essentially just throw what you like into. In fact it is similar to a stir fry in that sense too, it doesn’t really matter what meat and veg you throw in, it generally tastes quite good. We tried one of Jamie Oliver’s […]