Chicken Dhansak

This has to be one of my all time favourite curries. Served with Rice, shredded lettuce and onion salad really completes this extremely yummy dish. Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee 1 large onion peeled and finely chopped 3 chicken breasts chopped into large chunks (this is about 525g or 18.5oz) 2 tbsp mild curry powder – replace with medium or hot if…

Smoked Haddock Omelette

I’ve made this so many times now, I’ve made it for breakfast and evening meal, serving it with salad new potatoes or jacket potato for evening meal.. Ingredients 200g Smoked Haddock (Milk to poach fish) 4 Eggs 75g Cheddar Cheese Method Crack 2 eggs into a jug. Separate two more eggs, add yolks to the…

Chicken and Mushrooms With Creamy White Wine Sauce

Another first for trying out a new recipe, yet, another simple dish packed full of flavour. With my busy life these quick and simple dishes are perfect. Ingredients 4 chicken breasts 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 2 tsp vegetable oil 8 chestnut mushrooms sliced 1 small onion peeled and chopped finely 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced ¼ tsp dried thyme or 2 sprigs fresh thyme 120 ml (½ cup) white wine 120 ml (½…

Easy Pesto &Tomato Chicken

First time I made this and I can honestly say it’s ‘delicious’ takes no time at all and is full of flavour. Recipe from http://www.KitchenSanctuary.com Ingredients 400 g (14oz) cherry/grape tomatoes sliced in half 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) ½ tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper 2 cloves garlic minced 1 chicken stock cube mixed with 120ml (½ cup) boiling water 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 3 tbsp fresh pesto 4 small chicken breasts or 2…

Thai Yellow Curry With Fish

I found an amazing Recipe website called Kitchensanctury.com. I have printed a lot of their recipes and will be trying them over the coming weeks. I made this Today, however my Tesco delivery order sent green chillies instead of red and sent smoked haddock instead of haddock so decided to use salmon and cod and…

What happened!

I suffered with bulimia for 15yrs of my life, suffering the worst in my mid 20’s (after my divorce). Prozac was the medication given to me (as well as counselling )to help stop the vicious cycle I found myself in, although over the years I have relapsed occasionally and purged but have managed to keep…

Courgette & Lemon Linguine

This recipe is from Jamie Oliver, he is my all time favourite chef and I have many of his cook books. I love how he creates amazing tasty dishes in literally minutes (although takes me much longer) I have made this a few times and used our own courgettes from our garden, it’s a lovely…

Hot Pot Chicken Bhuna and Easy Naan Bread

I make this dish regular, it really is delicious and easy. I would say it feeds four to five adults but you can freeze it for another day. I use a bread machine for naan bread as it makes life easier for me. Nowadays creating tasty dishes means using machines and cooking aids but this…

Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie

This is one of my family’s favourite desserts! I buy readymade pastry (pastry isn’t my forte). Ingredients  I pack of readymade shortcrust pastry Filling 2 lemons 9oz Caster Sugar  3oz Cornflour  3/4 pint of water 1oz butter 3 egg yolks  Meringue  4-5 Egg Whites 4oz Caster sugar  Cook blind your pastry in your flan dish for…

Life After Dad – Mum and I

My relationship with Mum I love my mum very much , however, her bluntness and forgetfulness can come across rude, but, saying that our relationship is much closer since Dad passed away. I see mum most Sundays and I ring her almost daily (this was mum’s request as she feared if anything happened to her…