Hawaiian Chickwich
Oct13

Hawaiian Chickwich

A sandwich without bread? Yes, please!

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Pineapple, pork and bacon ‘donuts’
Aug21

Pineapple, pork and bacon ‘donuts’

This is just plain weird. But fun! It takes a little bit more effort, but with bacon – it’s worth it. Makes a great picnic snack, quick on-the-go lunch or breakfast, or travel food. Always nice to have travel food! Ingredients 475g ground pork 90g spring onion (about 2 or 3?) 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon dried chillis 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 can of pineapple rings (4 pineapple rings) 8 strips of bacon Directions...

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Mediterranean Scotch Eggs
May27

Mediterranean Scotch Eggs

A very British snack with a twist…. I used to love scotch eggs when I lived in the UK. The almost perfect paleo snack.. if it weren’t for the breadcrumbs. So when I went low-carb, I was sad that I could no longer pop into Marks n Spencer’s and grab one. It has to be said, a crappy scotch egg is a major disappointment, but a delicious one – is absolute heaven! Of course, moving to Spain fixed that. I’m...

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Paleo Tomato Tarte Tatin
Apr29

Paleo Tomato Tarte Tatin

I’m not sure what possessed me to make this one. In fact, I was going to make a ‘tomato meatza’. But then I was chatting to my dad and decided that I’d make a ‘tomato tart’ with a meat base instead, like a ‘tarte tatin’ I said. He pointed out that those were made upside down. Challenge accepted! (My dad gives me some great cooking ideas!) This would be also lovely with a bit of cheese on...

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Chipotle Nectarine Muffins
Apr02

Chipotle Nectarine Muffins

Had some friends visiting for a few days, which meant that we ate out quite a bit. Yay! But it also meant on Monday I realized that I needed to cook with what I could find in the fridge… which was all approaching the Best Before date. This inspired me to create something. Because we all know what a fan of meat and fruit I am… and a fan of meatballs. But these are different! These are muffins! Totally different. They are...

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Pancetta Wrapped Balsamic Beans
Mar20

Pancetta Wrapped Balsamic Beans

In lieu of shopping for my meat in supermarkets, I’ve taken to always buying fresh from the local butchers. Unfortunately, it means that if I’m busy, I don’t get the chance to go into town to shop. Which means, if I’m not organized, by wednesday, I have nothing in the house to cook, unless I have leftovers. So today, I stared into the fridge for a while before figuring out this. I like to have protein and...

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‘Spaghetti’ and Pesto Meatballs
Mar12

‘Spaghetti’ and Pesto Meatballs

In my (not really) pesto-induced fury, I made some meatballs the other day. The intention was to have them as a snack food. But then I figured it’d been a while since I’d made a nice tomato-y sauce and decided to jazz up the meatballs instead. Actually, I still have them for snacks – this recipe made 32 good sized meatballs! The idea of using sauerkraut as spaghetti though, well, that was inspired. It actually...

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Slow Cooker Chicken Mole from Rubies and Radishes
Mar08

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole from Rubies and Radishes

This recipe popped up on my feed via Our Life in Food but originally hails from Rubies and Radishes. It was one of those recipes that as it scrolls past, I realised that I have every ingredient in the house and no need to make a special trip to the supermarket for. I love those. I actually followed the recipe more or less exactly. (This is a rarity for me!) I’d add a bit more chili next time, because this was really mild due to...

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Pork, sage, apple n leek meatballs
Feb23

Pork, sage, apple n leek meatballs

Well, the title really says it all, doesn’t it? I’m back on my meatball kick now. I guess I just love the simplicity of rolling meat into a ball and making all sort of meals from it. I mean, I could make spaghetti and meatballs (obviously with courgette noodles), or meatball sandwiches (yeah, again, something other than bread – probably a courgette), meatball over (cauliflower) mash, meatballs and gravy, meatball...

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Not So Shepherd’s Pie
Feb20

Not So Shepherd’s Pie

I was in the mood for real simple comfort food tonight. And I’d grabbed some love beef mince from the butcher on monday so decided a Cottage Pie was in order. Apparently, in the UK, Cottage Pie is the same as Shepherd’s Pie – but with beef. (Shepherd’s Pie is with lamb.) But no one really knows that. And besides, this isn’t really either as I didn’t use potatoes anyway. And I put spinach in it. And...

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