Chorizo Salad with Vodka Lemon Dressing

I always find it odd when adults say they don't like salad. Perhaps they just haven't had any exciting ones? Well this salad has vodka and fire and spicy chorizo and it's easy to throw together in a pinch, so I would say it's about as exciting as a salad gets. What I really like... Continue Reading →

Spaghetti with Herbs and White Wine Butter Sauce

The great irony of this website is that a lot of the recipes on here (and this will be a continuing trend) are for things that I cook for myself when I don't want to cook. This spaghetti dish is as simple as it gets. It's butter, lemon, white wine and a few herbs, tossed quickly in... Continue Reading →

Sesame Chicken with Coconut Rice

Sometimes when I cook, I like to experiment and try new and exciting things. Other times, I don't want to think at all. I just want to put some things in a pan for a little while and then sit down and enjoy it not long after. This sesame chicken recipe is for those other... Continue Reading →

Simple Chunky Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is a lot of things. It has a sharpness from the tomato, a herby fragrance from the oregano and parsley and a wholesome freshness brought in by the mountains of chunky vegetables. I love minestrone soup (my girlfriend loves it even more) for a number of reasons. First of all, it is simple.... Continue Reading →

Kachumber Salad

Kachumber is a versatile Indian side salad that is incredibly easy to put together and packs a lot of tangy flavour and spice. It works as a perfect side for curries, as a salad on its own or in place of a salsa. What I love about Indian curries is how rich and strong they... Continue Reading →

Udon Noodles with Kombu and Taiwanese Bok Choy

I've always had a huge fondness for noodles and for simple food, so udon has quickly become one of my favourite meals to slap together when I forget to prepare something in advance. The kombu dashi broth gives the dish a comforting warmth and a gorgeous umami flavour. I use dried kombu for this recipe,... Continue Reading →

Tabbouleh with Cranberry Raisins and Sumac

Tabbouleh might be one of my favourite side dishes. It's all fresh herbs and vibrant colours. I love the complex flavour profile you get from the sweetness of the nutmeg and cranberry raisins and the sour punch of the lemon. As an apprentice, tabbouleh was a great way to learn how to balance flavours and... Continue Reading →

Ricotta Gnocchi with Pancetta, Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes

The thing I love most about cooking is the satisfaction of creating something. There's a wonderful feeling of the flow from idea to conception in the kitchen and making gnocchi really exemplifies that for me. There's something about the shaping of the dough and the cutting and rolling of the little gnocchi balls that makes for a... Continue Reading →

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