Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

If you are a follower or even a fan of this blog, you’ll know that I love roasted red peppers (also pork belly, pasta and all things chicken but I digress).  No offense to fresh, crunchy, raw red peppers, but roasted is where it is at.  Soft, sweet and the perfect accompaniment to cheese (which…

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Seafood Nam Prik Pao

  Ah, beautiful Thailand.  Crystal clear water, sandy beaches, lush forests and of course, amazing food.  The first time I visited Thailand, I was young, single and free.  I stayed in a hostel in Phuket, spent my days on a boat – off day tripping everywhere and somewhere and, of course, eating at the local…

Kedgeree

      I know what you’re thinking….rice, fish, eggs?  Why?  How can this be good?  AND why is it eaten for breakfast?  Well, I hate to shatter your prejudices about British cuisine but I have to say that it can sometimes be surprisingly good and kedgeree – a breakfast dish that contains exactly those…

Easy Basil Tomato Sauce

      I don’t know about you but my 2 year old is my biggest critic.  If the scrambled eggs aren’t to her liking, she’ll leave them untouched.  If the roast chicken isn’t freshly cooked, it is not up to snuff.  She doesn’t like leftovers.  She won’t eat any pasta in a cream sauce. …

Chicken Fajitas

      Let me preface this by saying that I know fajitas were originally made with skirt steak.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 to stay current and fajitas NEED to stay current.  They are…

Beef Stroganoff

               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.           The only problem with trying to recreate it now is that my mother…

Pasta Primavera

  Over the holiday season, I happily indulged in every craft beer and every pork product the United Kingdom had to offer and why not?  After all, I flew all at that way (15 hours in a plane!) with a toddler and I deserved weeks of treats for that. However, as soon as we touched…

Yellow Curry Paste for the lazy

  Let me begin by saying that there are a lot of really good Thai yellow curry paste recipes out there.  These recipes are beautiful, sophisticated and authentic and require patience, time, and careful detail.  There was a time in my life when I would happily have spent the entire day meticulously collecting ingredients, smoking…