Spiced Chicken Burger – Recipe 3 of 12 from Enjoy!

A week ago today as evening time approached and an away rugby match was scheduled I pondered food.  Friday is when I usually eat leftovers out of the fridge or have pizza or takeaway and collapse in a heap on the couch for the evening.  If I do cook on a Friday it’s usually something…

Sticky & Sweet Chicken Stir-fry Recipe 2 of 12 from Enjoy!

Sweet & Sticky Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe number 2 of 12 before Christmas means we’re another week closer! BTs, M&S, Boots et al are all very upfront in their homage to the festive season. Walls are being cleared, the sun holiday aisle is being swept away and before you know it we’ll be out there buying…

Spiced Vegetarian Burgers – Recipe 1 of 12 from Enjoy

In 12 weeks time we shall all be gearing down for Christmas with some of us coming to a stuttering halt as we just about get there intact.  Yes it’s the first of October today so I am allowed to mention the festivities.  Looking forward to and enjoying the build-up to Christmas will get us…

Vegetarian Curry

Vegetarian Curry. I think I’ve made one of these before, oh yes look : Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry, it’s on my blog and also in my cookbook ‘Enjoy!’ over here look, ahem. Back to the present. What I’m looking for when I cook is simplicity, accessible ingredients and taste. I will do anything to…

No Chop Chicken Dinner

Standing in your kitchen with one eye on the clock as you frantically try to chop, peel and prep. vegetables and meat for dinner, fills no-one with joy.  Fine if you have all the time in the world and are not going to be put under pressure by a towering 6ft teenager who practically has…

Chicken, Black Pudding & Honeyed Flaxseed Feta Tray Bake

Chicken, Black Pudding & Honeyed Flaxseed Feta Tray Bake. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with a name for a dish especially when there’s a plethora of ingredients like this one.  I’ve thrown a few of the ingredients at the title in the hopes that it will sound interesting enough to have a read of…

Fish Supper II

New Year, New You – ah don’t mind that nonsense, there’s nothing wrong with the old you!  As for resolutions I’m making one simple resolution for 2017 and that’s to smile more.  Go on smile!  I read that forcing yourself to smile makes you happier and a smile is a contagious thing, if you smile at someone…

Cauliflower Crazy – Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry

For a while there it was courgetti that the blogosphere was raving about but maybe all the spirulisers have gotten broken or something because the latest vegetable to attain the popularity badge is the head of cauliflower. I’ve always thought it an appealing looking vegetable, a perfect plump white crown nestled in a bed of green leaves….

Ice Ice Baby – Smoothies.

I have six teenagers in my life and I can’t feed them.  The kitchen is always open and I don’t know why there’s a door on the fridge as it’s never closed. They are all still growing and as long as they continue to stretch they have the luxury of being able to eat what…

Dips & Chips

I love crisps and sometimes instead of buying them I try to make a healthier option at home when I can.  These chips are simply wholemeal pita breads cut into triangles, drizzled with oil and dusted with something spicy like chilli powder or paprika or whatever you fancy and then baked on a high heat for five…