Beef and Guinness pie with buttered vegetables and mushy peas

Beef and Guinness Pie

Is there anything more comforting on a cold winter’s day than a good beef and Guinness pie. The rich sauce and buttery pastry perfectly complement the tender chunks of beef to create an amazing taste sensation. It may seem odd to add cocoa and oyster sauce to the filling but they accentuate the umami flavour …

beef and Guinness pie with puff pastry

Puff Pastry

This recipe for puff pastry is so easy and versatile. It can be used for many different kinds of savoury pies including Beef and Guinness pie, hand pies, and with the addition of turmeric Jamaican patties. Don’t worry about being too careful with the dough. As shown in the pictures this pastry is rough but …

picante chicken piccata

Picante Chicken Piccata

As the name picante chicken piccata suggests this take on an Italian American classic has a spicy twist. The addition of a little cayenne pepper really adds heat and pairs well with the other flavours. The other adaptation is the addition of cream – not traditional but not unheard of either. In this case I …

dry spiced chicken drumsticks with grilled halloumi

Dry Spiced Chicken Drumsticks

These dry spiced chicken drumsticks are so easy to make but really pack a punch with flavour. The seasoning is not too spicy but really enhances the more-ish grilled chicken. These dry spiced drumsticks go as well with Middle Eastern flavours as they do with North American. Serve these drummers with chickpea salad, dahl and …

Pasta amatriciana with mozzarella

Pasta Amatriciana with Mozzarella

Pasta Amatriciana with mozzarella is a quick and easy dish that’s both delicious and filling. The salty umami flavour of the guanciale enhances the rich tomato sauce, while the addition of fresh mozzarella chunks lends a creamy richness. The pasta amatriciana is quite spicy with the addition of 8 bird’s eye chilis. If you prefer …

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