Category: International

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Heart-warming isn’t always synonymous with healthy. When we think of comfort food we often evoke images of rich sauces, gravies, smooth buttery mash potato and puddings laden with equal amounts of decadence and guilt. Then there are dishes that cross…

Arriabiata Sauce with Pangrattato

Arriabiata Sauce with Pangrattato

Part of the everlasting and enduring appeal of Italian food is its simplicity, sometimes taking just a handful of ingredients and maximising the potential from these few. Arrabiata is one such dish essentially consisting of fresh or dried chillies, garlic,…

Saag Aloo (Spinach and Potato Curry)

Saag Aloo (Spinach and Potato Curry)

A popular side dish in Punjab, the northern Indian state, Saag (Spinach) Aloo (Potato) is a delicious dry curry dish incorporating main ingredients commonly found in your larder. It can be difficult to find flavoursome, appealing and yet simple vegetarian…

Mexican Style Quinoa Salad

Mexican Style Quinoa Salad

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is one of those grains that has grown hugely in popularity in recent years with advocacy of its nutritional value and health properties. An excellent wheat-free alternative to other grains it works really well as the base…

Slow Cooked Mexican Pulled Pork – Larder360 Box Challenge

Slow Cooked Mexican Pulled Pork – Larder360 Box Challenge

The Larder360 Box Challenge was one that really excited me when I was first asked to be involved. Each month they will send me a cooler box of ingredients unknown to myself and I’ll attempt to put together a recipe…

Fully Loaded Nachos

Fully Loaded Nachos

Great dishes are often made from little, or indeed what little the kitchen had at the time. A cook under pressure to feed a hungry, unannounced crowd can often weave magic in the kitchen with whatever is at hand. That’s…

Chargrilled Tomato Salsa

Chargrilled Tomato Salsa

In keeping with the theme of Mexican dips after the guacamole recipe from earlier this week, I give you the most famous of them all, the tomato salsa. Salsa, simply the Spanish and Italian word for sauce, has become synonymous…

Guacamole

Guacamole

This classic Mexican side dish and dip made primarily from avocados is such a well-known dish and synonymous with parties and a fiesta atmosphere, singing of laid back summer evenings. It’s also incredibly easy to make at home. There are…

Teriyaki Salmon

Teriyaki Salmon

As I have spoken about here in the past, I have a deep affection for Asian flavours. Teriyaki is a supremely classic dish and deservedly so. Salty and umami from soy, sweet from sugar, rich from mirin, and balanced acidity…

Shredded Beef Shin and Red Wine Ragù

Shredded Beef Shin and Red Wine Ragù

You can use any cut of braising beef that you wish to in this recipe, such as oxtail, which I’ve used with excellent success in the past. I’ve used beef shin on the bone here, which is essentially the shank of…