Sticky Spatchcock with Carrots and Cashews…

“Chinese food is no longer just a restaurant or takeaway treat – as more people are cooking it at home.” ~ Michelle Warwicker As you know, I do like to be a little creative with my home cooking, so I hope you enjoy this Sticky Spatchcock Chicken with a Chinese twist. Great ingredients for a sweet, […]

My Garam Masala Chicken Curry…

“This easy-to-make spice blend is the heart of most Indian dishes.” ~Petrina Verma Sarkar The word Garam means warm in Hindi, while Masala means spice mix. I love this aromatic and pungent powder. It’s an essential ingredient for all my Indian recipes. Let’s cook a curry! Some basic whole spices for my garam masala. Dry […]

Mexican Chicken Salad Bowls..

“Mexican food if so full of colour, life and music. It’s like a piñata exploding in your mouth.” ~ Kate McLennan This recipe works on so many levels… The salad bowls are edible too! Let’s get started! Rinse the quinoa at least 3 times, then simmer in stock and lay out to dry. Cumin, paprika, […]

Chicken with Feta and Black Olives…

“When I’m frazzled, I firmly believe that the tray-bake is the safest way to go” ~ Nigella Lawson It doesn’t matter if you are cooking for two, or feeding a guest-load of people, tray-bakes are easy and stress-free! Let’s throw it together! Feta, black olives, oregano and vine-ripened tomatoes, a colourful food-fest! Ingredients: 300g new […]

Saturday Night is Curry Night…

“When someone asks how to make chicken curry, I have to ask… Which one?” ~ Aarti Sequeira This curry uses chicken thighs and drumsticks, swimming in a rich tomato-based sauce; my-take on a Northern Indian curry, but with some extra heat! Let’s cook!  Season, brown and transfer the chicken pieces to the oven. Ingredients: 2 tbs olive […]

Rosemary and Lemony Garlic Chicken…

“Love grows where my rosemary goes.” ~ Edison Lighthouse And I do love rosemary,  garlic and lemon in this tasty mid-week meal! Thighs and drumsticks are inexpensive to buy. Mince the garlic, choose tender shoots of rosemary and zest and juice the lemon. Ingredients: 6 pieces of chicken, drumsticks and thighs 1 lemon, zest and juice […]

Chicken and Oyster Mushroom for Souper- Saturday…

  “Is there chicken in chickpeas?” ~ Helen Adams, Big Brother 2001 No….but there are chickpeas in my Chicken and Oyster Mushroom Soup 😂 It’s wet, windy, so let’s make chicken soup! No need to mince the garlic; just crush it. Sauté the banana shallots, celery and garlic.  Ingredients: 200g cooked chickpeas  1 chicken breast 1l chicken stock […]

My Pad Thai with Marinated Chicken…

“Looking for a fun, fast way to get dinner on the table? Break out your wok!” ~ Rachel Ray Today is the Chinese New New Day. “Kung Hei Fat Choi.” Pad Thai; full name, kway teow pad Thai, hints at its possible Chinese origins; away meow, in Chinese, rice noodles So let’s cook! Marinating, or velveting as it is called in Chinese […]

Chicken Carrot and Ginger for Souper-Saturday…

“Soup is cuisine’s kindest course.” ~ Virginia Woolfe Soup at this time of year is a must. This week’s soup has the added flavour of ginger, which I love and the poached and shredded chicken is a bonus! Prep up the vegetables. Sauté the onion and celery. Ingredients: 1tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped […]