Salt-Fried Pork w/ Garlic Stems & Chilli

I love garlic, I love pork, I love spice and I LOVE SZECHUAN FOOD!! Which puts this tangy, crunchy dish right up there. Most people think chinese food is difficult to cook or full of strange, hard to find, ingredients. But apart from the garlic stems, which are always in my local chinese supermarket, everything…

Pasta Aglio e Olio Peperoncini 

Sometimes you need a quick dinner. One that’s full of carbs, ticks the protein box and hits that chilli tooth (you can have a sweet tooth which means you can also have a chilli tooth right?) This dish is the perfect fix for those moments. And what’s more it’s a store cupboard easy. Especially if…

Zuppa di Pesce

This weekend was a friends birthday and after a very long week the wine might have tasted just that bit too good. And the company of anything other than my computer screen was just that bit too appealing. All of this combined of course into an unexpectedly heavy night, one of those awful dawn light…

Korean Bulgogi Beef

This week has been manic – I’ve not managed to make it home once before 11 and by Friday I was desperate to get in front of the stove so I could shake it all off and decompress. Luckily my fridge was pretty stocked (having not been opened all week!!) so I knew I had…

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

My love affair with Japanese food goes way back. Even as a kid I used to tuck into California rolls and tempura. Always challenging my brother to a wasabi-off. But since visiting Japan last spring I’ve found a whole new appreciation for Japanese cooking. I’ve thoroughly upped my noodle game (anyone who knows me will…

Warm Salmon Niçoise Salad

Growing up, salads for dinner were always a thing. Now I’m not talking your boring old iceberg with a bit of cucumber and tomato thrown at it. I’m talking proper salads with meats, fish, seasonal veg and whatever else took mum’s fancy. We’d have them hot, we’d have them cold. We’d have them at the…