Breakfast Potatoes, Soft Boiled Egg

LOOK AT THAT YOLK. Inspired by the breakfast potatoes I’ve been chowing down in diners this past week in New York, I thought I’d share a recipe I wrote a while ago. The secret is to par boil the potatoes before you roast them. This gives them a soft fudgyness inside, as well as a…

Chicken Pinto Bean Stew

My first Stateside recipe! 🇺🇲🇺🇲 After a great gym workout the other evening (thanks @crunchfitnesss) I wandered into @traderjoes, an oasis of calm…. lol jks it was #coronavirus fuelled chaos in there. I managed to scramble together a couple of bits, queue for an age, and return to the flat, gleeful for an evening of cooking ahead. On the…

Spicy Tomato Chicken Thighs with Polenta Chips

A bag of cornmeal has been staring out at me from the back of the cupboard; silently mocking me for its lack of use (it was the star of my NOLA pop-up cornbread, but not used since). But no more. Polenta chips (baked, not fried) are a delicious, lighter alternative to potato, and a real…

Miso Aubergine with Veggie Stir-fried Rice

I’m a big fan of miso aubergine! It feels like it’s popping up on menus everywhere at the minute, so I thought I’d have a go myself (spoiler alert, it’s unbelievably easy to do). The trick I found was to add some water to the baking tray, which steams the aubergine so it softens up…

Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Skins

I’m feeling the post-holiday blues 🙄, so made some potato skins to cheer myself up (obviously, I mean who doesn’t love potato skins?). The combo of sweet potato and spicy pork is 👌, and probably a bit healthier than the typical gut-busting cheese and bacon classic version. Serve with a side salad for a great…

Vietnamese Beef Salad

I was in a beef mince kinda mood this week. Not the spag bol, hug-in-a-bowl kinda mood, but something different. Inspired by @cheftomkerridge, and the technique of roasting mince in the oven until dark and crispy, led to this beef salad, with rice noodles and carrots, spiked with a punch Vietnamese inspired dressing. Probably best to…

Chipotle Lime Chicken

Guys I’m taking over my friend’s food truck! The date will be revealed soon, but in the meantime this weekend I’ve just about sorted the menu I want to serve. Lots of dishes tested, and this one is a winner, although it didn’t quite make the cut for the truck! This may be another chipotle…

Rice, walnuts and pomegranate

My Colombia travels are nearly over! In between munching through an inordinate amount of arepas and empanadas, I wanted to share this vegan one-pot wonder you’ll want to bury your face in. Thanks for the inspiration @lucindatoole! Takes 30 minutes, makes 4 work lunches INGREDIENTS300g brown rice2 big red onions, finely sliced2 cloves of garlic, minced200g…

Mackerel Fish Tacos

Although not a Colombian speciality, I had some cracking tacos in Cartagena. I’m a big fan of smoked mackerel, and the contrast between the fatty fish and pickled onion here is 👌. Try and find corn tacos if you can, although wheat ones work fine too. Takes 30 minutes, makes 4 work lunches INGREDIENTSHot smoked…

Tray Roasted Chipotle Chicken Thighs

This week’s recipe is probably the laziest one yet! Buy stuff, chop a bit and sling in the oven. The chipotle paste is a revelation, well worth snooping around the supermarket to find. Takes 45 minutes, makes 4 work lunches INGREDIENTS1 pack skin-on chicken thighs (six pieces roughly)2 red onions, cut into thick wedges2 peppers,…