This curried chicken salad with a mango yogurt dressing is the perfect weekend lunch, or lazy midweek supper. Relatively cheap and all cooked in one dish, my favourite kind of meal! I am not normally a fan of fruit with savoury dishes (don’t get me started on pineapple on pizzas for instance) so tend to avoid things like this but actually this works and isn’t too over powering at all.
Lazy chicken, ciabatta and green bean tray bake is a really simple and quick supper. Since lockdown our days have been much more lazy, more laid back and less clock watching. Whilst I still get up at the same time every day, and go to bed at the same time, the hours in between just merge and before I know it it’s 5pm and keen to get in front of
Banana, maple and pecan bread The internet seems to be awash with banana bread recipes at the moment and it seems you can’t be in lockdown unless you have made one. So you don’t really need another recipe but, well you’re here now so I am going to share this one: Banana, maple and pecan bread Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour
If you’ve never tried a Gregg‘s sausage and bean melt then you don’t know what you are missing. And if you HAVE tried one, well, you will really be missing the fact you can’t grab one of these at the moment. They aren’t a regular staple in our house but something about not being able to buy one as we self isolate is really making me want to buy
Turkey and vegetable bake is the ultimate in mid week comfort food. Though to be fair Mondays are the worst day of the week for cooking for me. I am tired after the weekend, invariably there is nothing in the fridge, I am chasing my tail to try and get ahead of myself and plan the week, oh and dinner needs to be early as Mr B is out on
Chicken Akni is a mildly spiced, one dish, easy meal that is very similar to a biriyani. It wasn’t a dish I knew until I was looking for something quick and easy to do for dinner that would use up some chicken that needed eating! Having now cooked it though it will definitely be on our list of things we have regularly. Mostly because once prepared you shove it in
Christmas Pudding Crumble We had a couple of puddings leftover this year and I know in theory we could keep them until next year but I am really bad at buying things, shoving them in a cupboard, forgetting about them and then buying them again. So I was determined that this year that didn’t happen, hence needing ideas for leftovers. In previous years I have made truffles from the pudding
Ginger Cake Ginger cake and the Grand Prix is a winning combination for a Sunday afternoon if you ask me. Followed by Antiques Roadshow and a cracking drama. Did you watch The Bodyguard? If you didn’t, please catch up, it’s superb. Oh and Killing Eve has been incredible too, so brilliantly played and if Jodie Cromer doesn’t get a BAFTA then I am going to demand
Bourbons I am sure it won’t have escaped your attention that Great British Bake Off is back. Still dividing opinion it would seem on whether it should be on Channel 4 or not, and how it isn’t the same with out Mary but it’s not about that for me. It’s about watching bakers create things in a tent and discussing on Twitter who our instant favourite is, and who
Did you know that gin used to be served with ginger cake? Well I can assure you it did, and if you haven’t tried it then you really are missing a trick. It is the perfect combination for a warm evening warmer. To encourage you to try them both I thought I would share a recipe for a warm gin toddy, and a great tasting ginger cake. First of all
Toasted Marshmallow day is Wednesday 30th August. You would be forgiven for not knowing this of course since it is one of those “National Days” made up by an organisation with a vested interest: in this case The National Confectioners Association. Whoever they are. It used to be that toasting marshmallows was the preserve of cubs and brownies, Americans, or people who really knew how to do a festival properly.
Thermomix Banana bread It is also National Dog Biscuit Day and National Toast Day but I figured that you might not need a recipe for either of those. Well not from me anyway. What I thought you might need though is a recipe for banana bread in case you wanted to join in with National Banana Bread Day, or later in the year with #NationalBananaDay. And let’s face it,