Category: Main Courses

  • Salmon and Lentils

    Salmon and Lentils

    I just made this for dinner last night and I am once again reminded of how much I love lentils. the lentils really are the star of this dish. They are tender, brothy and fragrant with garlic and leeks and sweet from the carrots and a bit spicy from the crushed chilies. And, in addition […]

  • Chicken Provencal with Olives,Anchovies & Orange Gremolata

    Chicken Provencal with Olives,Anchovies & Orange Gremolata

    Chicken Provencal  is my go-to comfort food. We’re talking chick-flick-and-bottle-of-wine, comfy. Fuzzy-slippers, comfy. Let-the-laundry-pile-up-on-Sunday-afternoon, comfy.   The kalamata olive’s delicate, nutty, mellow flavor works nicely with orange zest and tomatoes; and the marjoram, thyme, and parsley give this dish a bright, herby lift. Ingredients: 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 14.5 can diced tomatoes, drained […]

  • B is for Bulgarian Banitsa

    B is for Bulgarian Banitsa

    Today is a big day for Bulgarian people and this afternoon I have cooked a recipe that I’ve been wanting to try for ages! I’m afraid i can’t take the credit for this one, it’s every Bulgarian grand mother special and it looks and taste fab!   Ingredients: 100g Feta Cheese 10 sun dried tomatoes […]

  • Good Cooking Christmas Roast

    Good Cooking Christmas Roast

    This would be an artistic and delicious roast to set on the dinner table on Christmas day. To enjoy this dish, I suggest you forget all about how sinful this is. (We can do that, can you?) Just enjoy this alluring, luscious piece of roast pork loin like there is no tomorrow and have a […]

  • Indian Curry Kofta

    Indian Curry Kofta

    Delicious Gujerati style of curry, with lamb kofta aka meatballs. A flavor explosion experience. Chef’s tip: The bread crumbs make the meatballs tender. Add the cream/ yogurt at the end so that it does not break.

  • Miso Marinated Black Cod

    Miso Marinated Black Cod

    While black cod is not a label usually seen in the fishmongers or supermarket the fish goes by a few other names that are easier to find (when it’s called black cod they can charge more for it), look for sablefish or butterfish. All three names are the exact same fish. The ingredients used in […]

  • Sumac Chicken

    Sumac Chicken

    A simple dish that is as easy to make as it is full of flavor. Put it together in 5 minutes then forget about it for an hour, and voila: delicious, fall-off-the-bone chicken that tastes, well, of sumac. Sumac is a bit tart?but not overly. It tastes like lemon and is therefore delicious on dishes […]

  • Braised Lamb Shanks with Cider/Guiness

    Braised Lamb Shanks with Cider/Guiness

    In the winter nothing is better than a braise or a stew. Lamb shanks are the perfect choice for such a dish. With a long, slow braise the meat becomes tender and begins to fall off the bone and it is the perfect thing to prep quickly and leave simmering on the stove all day. […]

  • Pork Chops with Cranberry-Apple Chutney

    Pork Chops with Cranberry-Apple Chutney

    Pork Chops with Cranberry-Apple Chutney This recipe first came about for use with trout. Trout is actually my favorite meat to use this recipe with. I’d never tried this recipe with pork chops until now, and am very happy with the results, but if you don’t eat pork, you can still use this recipe, as […]

  • Tuna with Citrus Butter

    Tuna with Citrus Butter

    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world’s warmer oceans. They can grow to a huge size (up to 700kg) and their meaty flesh is distinctively flaky and firm with a rich, strong flavour, the consequence of its comparatively high oil content. Tuna is mainly sold as steaks. It dries […]