Empanada – The Spanish for Pasty

Empanada – The Spanish for Pasty

As you know I have been living in Spain for the last couple of years and one thing I realised I was missing was the fish empanada (Empanada de Atún), a flavoursome pasty like creation available at every good bakery. It’s a lunchtime favourite for me when in Spain,...
Mushroom carbonara sauce

Mushroom carbonara sauce

Pasta coated in a rich, creamy carbonara sauce is one of those comfort foods that is so simple to make you can have it anytime. This makes it an impressive and hearty meal, if you are cooking for vegetarians or want to spoil your veggie girlfriend then this is a...
Easy Mac & Cheese

Easy Mac & Cheese

  Someone told me the other day they had heard about a secret, simple way to make one pan Mac & Cheese on the stove and asked if I had heard of it…I burst out laughing! I gave them this recipe for easy Mac & Cheese and they slapped their head with a Homer...
Pulled Chilli Beef

Pulled Chilli Beef

As I am sure you know I am a big Mexican food fan. That classic mix of cumin, oregano, tomato and chilli flavours never cease to stimulate the taste buds whether with vegetables, chicken or fish. But beef, that’s a whole other story. It seems to be a match made in...
BBQ Season Part 4 – Make your own barbecue sauce

BBQ Season Part 4 – Make your own barbecue sauce

After last weeks dry rub recipe, this week we will tackle BBQ sauce. Sure, you can get an untold amount of bottle sauces in shops and supermarkets now, but there is real kudos if you can make your own delicious, sticky sauce. I guarantee your BBQ guests will be super...
BBQ Season Part 3 – How to marinate ribs

BBQ Season Part 3 – How to marinate ribs

There is nothing quite like BBQ ribs, succulent flavoured meat on the bone. In the USA ribs are a stalwart of BBQ competitions, and there are many rib recipes and variations. There are two methods to marinating ribs, wet or dry. Wet is the sticky BBQ sauce which we...