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Squid with Olives and Butter Bean 1

Squid with Olives and Butter Bean

One of the best things about squid is that it can be cooked really quick which means you can have a dish prepared in no time. This dish that I adapted from Jamie Oliver is one good example of it, using canned butterbeans and fresh squid you have a really...

Chicken in Milk 1

Chicken in Milk

After I saw this recipe at Jamie Oliver’s site I told myself I will making it someday, well that did not happen as my wife made it first before I did. It’s quite a straightforward recipe where you just place a browned whole chicken in a snug fitting oven safe...

Pork Tonkatsu with Watermelon Tomato Salad 1

Pork Tonkatsu with Watermelon Tomato Salad

Before discovering this from Bon Appetit I never had imagined combining all of these in one plate unless they are from different dishes on a buffet. For me it’s such an odd combination but it works specially when served on a lunch time in a hot summer day served with...

Sugar and Spice Salmon 1

Sugar and Spice Salmon

Sugar and Spice Salmon is a dish of lightly coated flash fried salmon served with quickly pickled capsicums on a sweet sour savoury sauce made out of sake, vinegar, soy sauce and sugar. It’s a very delicate dish with fresh tasting notes, perfect with a bowl of rice served on a hot...

Creamy Chicken with Asparagus & Tarragon 1

Creamy Chicken with Asparagus & Tarragon

Making this Creamy Chicken with Asparagus & Tarragon iis quite simple, you just need to sauté them and simmer in chicken stock until cooked. Original recipe serves it with potatoes, I added roasted cauliflower to the equation as I thought it was a good match for this dish as well....

Galician Pork and Vegetable Stew 1

Galician Pork and Vegetable Stew

This Galician Pork and Vegetable Stew captures most of the elements are true to what Galician cuisine has to offer except for the seafood part as this adaptation from Bon Apetit is made out of different meats and potatoes. It’s a very good hearty dish, all in one meal that...

Chicken and Vegetable Miso Soup 1

Chicken and Vegetable Miso Soup

Chicken and Vegetable Miso Soup is a meal on its own complete with chicken, mushrooms, vegetables and even avocadoes but there’s no stopping you to enjoy it with some soba noodles or even rice on the side. I cannot believe how delicious this soup is, I just saw this in...

Halloumi Courgette & Herb Cake 1

Halloumi Courgette & Herb Cake

This Halloumi Courgette & Herb Cake is a simple mix of courgettes, carrots and halloumi and trust me they work well together, the courgettes gives it a nice slimy texture, the cheese gives it a robust flavour and the carrots give it some sweetness and the combination is just phenomenal....

Braised Pork Hock and Broccoli 1

Braised Pork Hock and Broccoli

Braised Pork Hock and Broccoli, fork tender pork hock cooked in sweet soy sauce served in crispy broccoli florets This dish is inspired by one of the first Filipino food blogs that I followed, Casa Veneracion.  During those days it was still called Pinoycook.net and this dish was actually one of...

Braised Beef Shanks in Preserved Lemons 1

Braised Beef Shanks in Preserved Lemons

Slowy Braised Beef Shanks in Preserved Lemons served with peas, a perfect hearty comfort meal for the cold summer nights Preserved lemons is a popular food item in North African cuisines, a common ingredient in dishes like tagine and even salads. This excellent ingredient are made by pickling the lemons...