Roasted onions with crispy bacon and blue stilton

Why Roasted Onions? Is it just me or have people forgotten about roasted onions as a side dish?  Sure, they are quartered and spread with other root vegetables at the bottom of a roasting tray alongside a gigantic roast where they are cooked until dry, burnt, and no longer edible.  But as a stand-alone side…

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Mediterranean Lamb and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

Lamb stuffed peppers are something that my husband has been bothering me to make for quite a long time.  It’s not that I was averse to making them.  I simply just had no idea of what kind of direction he wanted the recipe to go in.  What kind of peppers? How to season the filling? …

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Spanish style Chorizo and Borlotti Bean Stew

So many requests for Chorizo and bean stew For years my husband has been begging me to make him chorizo and bean stew.  So I scoured the internet trying to find one that is suitable to his needs.  He was insistent on it being tomato-based and absolutely nothing resembling spinach be found anywhere near it. …

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Andy’s Restaurant Style Spicy Chicken Balti

A curry here, another curry there… Compare a local mamak (eatery) here in Malaysia with an Indian restaurant back home and you will be puzzled.  Granted, a mamak serves a wide range of different Malaysian foods from three (or more) different ethnic groups, not just food from the subcontinent, but if you fancy a curry…

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Slow Cooked Beef Brisket Braised in Beer

  The genius of slow cooking beef brisket in beer. Slow cooking a chunk of beef brisket in beer for hours is a great idea.  Some could say, a ‘genius’ idea as it tenderizes the meat while enhancing the brisket’s natural flavor making it taste oh so beefy.  Add to this fact that this is…

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Dinner in a Hurry Spicy Chicken Fajitas

      The evolving fajitas recipe Let me preface this by saying that I know fajitas were originally made with skirt steak.  Some food purists would argue that steak is the only way to have fajitas but I disagree.  You gotta change with the times if you stay current and fajitas NEED to stay…

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Spicy Salted Fried Chicken with Scallions

  When it comes to food, my weakness will always be fried chicken and I have been lucky enough to travel the world sampling each culture’s tasty version of the fried bird. So you can imagine my delight when I visited a local Thai and Vietnamese restaurant here in Malaysia and came across this concoction.…

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Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff without Dill Sauce

No Dill, no problem. Beef Stroganoff is one of those dishes that remind me of my childhood. The tender beef, the succulent mushrooms all in a creamy sauce over a pile of egg noodles.  It was always quickly devoured up in our house.            The only problem with trying to recreate…

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Pork Loin Roasted with Bacon, Apple and Sage

      How much do I love this recipe?  Let me count the ways…   I love how easy it is to put together.  Cut up the apples and onions, place them around a pork loin coated in cider and sage, wrap in bacon and roast until juicy and tender.  Make an amazing sauce…

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Mulligatawny (Beef Soup made with Indian Spices)

What is Mulligatawny? For a long time, I didn’t know what Mulligatawny was.  What was this soup that my husband kept asking me to make?  So, I did a little research and found that this dish is yet another British hybrid of an Indian recipe only this time made with added beef, thickeners such as…

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Homemade Shortcrust Pastry Pork Sausage Rolls

         Sausage rolls are edible love            What are sausage rolls? Only a way to a Brit’s heart! Nothing says love more than a little pastry of homemade sausage spiced with sage onions wrapped around a buttery crust.  I should know because I have been buying people’s love…

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