Black kale and broccolini pasta

Black Kale and Broccolini Pasta

This recipe for black kale and broccolini pasta is an attempt to recreate an amazing meal we had on the Italian island of Prochida on Christmas day. We had arrived on Christmas day only to find out there was only one restaurant on the whole island that was open. Luckily it was a good one. …

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla puttanesca is a classic Italian dish. It’s simple to make using just cupboard ingredients and comes together in no time but is packed full of flavor. It is easy to make this dish vegetarian by just omitting the anchovies – although I feel they do add a unique saltiness that is hard to …

Chicken parm with tomato sauce spaghetti and buttered vegetables

Chicken Parm

Chicken parm is the ultimate comfort food. Traditionally this dish is fried chicken topped with tomato marinara sauce and mozzarella baked in the oven to a gooey crunchy delicious treat. For this recipe, the tomato sauce is left out, and instead it is served with tomato sauce spaghetti – I feel the extra sauce on …

Indian chicken pickle

Indian Chicken Pickle

This recipe for Indian chicken pickle was developed through the need for a dry curry. Many of the curries we make are sauce-based, but it is nice to have different textures so this drier curry is perfect. The vinegar also adds a different flavour profile to the richness usually found in Indian food. This dish …

Buss Up Shut - Trinidad Roti

Buss Up Shut – Trinidad Roti bread

No Trini Curry Chicken would be complete without a generous portion of Buss Up Shut. This quirkily named bread apparently gets its name because it resembles a ‘busted up shirt’. Whatever the origins of the name these flaky roti are perfect for mopping up curry chicken. The trick to creating the flaky texture is to …

Trini curry chicken with rice and Buss Up Shut

Trini Curry Chicken

I first came across Trini Curry Chicken when researching Indian diaspora recipes. The melding of Indian spices and the Caribbean flavours of thyme and habanero results in a delicious dish especially when served with its traditional accompaniment of Buss Up Shut – flaky buttery breads. Don’t be afraid of the habanero – the chili is …

Classic parmigiana with couscous and salad

Classic Parmigiana

This classic parmigiana is so more-ish you won’t be able to stop at just one slice. The key to a good parmigiana is to make sure the aubergines are sliced thin and cooked well before constructing the bake. Don’t be afraid of how much oil you are using – aubergine takes a lot! Layering with …

Beef and Guinness pie with mushy peas, chips, and vegetables

Real Mushy Peas

This recipe for Real Mushy Peas is the genuine article! Not petit pois blended, not mashed garden peas with hints of mint. These are good old-fashioned mushy peas found in chip shops across the north of England. There are not many British foods that I love but mushy peas are definitely one of them. They …

Workday noodles

Workday Noodles

Workday noodles are the perfect start to any day. In fact, I start every day with a bowl of these spicy, warming, and delicious noodles. Yes, it’s true, this is my breakfast every morning! These noodles are so simple and quick to make and leave you feeling satisfied and charged to face the day. Just …

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