Recipes

GUEST BLOG: INCOGNITO DINING

GUEST BLOG: INCOGNITO DINING

I am thrilled to introduce a guest blog by Incognito Dining. With Easter a few short weeks away (18 days, 8 hours, 40 minutes and 9 seconds to be exact), we have an egg-citing article… on eggs. It is a real celebratory piece with a lovely recipe to boot, championing the egg that is otherwise a humble ingredient. If you love…

RECIPE: VEGAN KOREAN DRAGON BOWL

RECIPE: VEGAN KOREAN DRAGON BOWL

You’ve heard about Buddha Bowls, but do you know what Dragon Bowls are? Dragon Bowls are Buddha Bowls’ more exotic, fiery cousin. The secret lies in the sauce, which has a gorgeous meaty, yeasty tang. Not only is this recipe vegan, it is also perfect for Meat-Free-Monday.   Cooking with Jack & Chill’s frozen jackfruit was a joy; I managed…

RECIPE: QUICK MINI TOFFEE APPLE SPONGE

RECIPE: QUICK MINI TOFFEE APPLE SPONGE

You know when you just really crave cake? That first bite into a pillow-soft sponge? I get that cake craving at least once a week. If I gave in to all those cravings, my diet would be in a bad way, which is why I have adopted the doctrine of “Be Kind To Yourself”. Here, I let myself indulge in…

RECIPE: TOASTED COCONUT MARSHMALLOW CREAM CAKE

RECIPE: TOASTED COCONUT MARSHMALLOW CREAM CAKE

I love baking and eating cake. What’s not to love? I think baking is a hobby for all seasons and every moods, yet I find myself baking more when I’m preoccupied. I find the act of baking therapeutic, and the gentle whir of the KitchenAid relaxing. As I’m weighing out the ingredients, the comforting hum of the oven is both…

Recipe: Butter chicken (murgh makhani)

Recipe: Butter chicken (murgh makhani)

Hi all, I hope you’re enjoying the positively autumnal weather. As the nights draw in, I find myself craving hearty wholesome fayre. Curries usually feature in my top ten dishes of all time, but the rankings are higher for thick, creamy curries during the cooler months. A book which I’m finding chock-full of simple, delicious recipes (every single one tried…

Recipe: Turkey koftas with salad

Recipe: Turkey koftas with salad

Hi all, I hope you’re doing well. Question for you – how often do you cook? I cook every day, and although I photograph dishes from my test kitchen and make notes, I find the bulk of my time is taken up reviewing restaurants and doing the write-ups. I have a tonne of recipes to write up, both original and…

Recipe: Mustard Mayonnaise Brussel Sprouts

Recipe: Mustard Mayonnaise Brussel Sprouts

Hi all, how are you doing? It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe. Truth be told, I’m a big foodie at heart and I’m always cooking in my Derby kitchen; I currently have around 50 recipes to post, which I’m scheduling over the course of upcoming months. It’s been a busy time, what with work being mad busy,…

Recipe: Raz’s kheer rice pudding

Recipe: Raz’s kheer rice pudding

I read a fair few cookery books. Going into town can be little tricky sometimes, as I nearly always pick up a cookery book, to add to my ever growing mountain (usual suspects include James Martin, Michael Caines and Tom Kerridge). When I went out for dinner a few days ago at Cosmo in Derby (a review of that coming…