Black Bean, Chicken, Chorizo and Quinoa Mexican So...

Are you in a cooking rut? Do you need something to mix up the midweek staples? Do you have a can or two of black beans in the pantry that you should put to use (and don’t fancy making this old favourite of a chocolate cake?)  If so, I think I can help. This pressure […]

Eggplant, Chicken and Pepper Braise

This was not supposed to be another dish of braised chicken. I had every intention of celebrating eggplants this week by stuffing them with a spiced jumble of vegetables and pulses then baking them until thigh quiveringly soft. Except then life got in the way. And so I returned to an old staple formula. If […]

Mango Chicken Summer Salad

If you need to cling to summer, this is the recipe for you. This is the not-quite-succotash, mango and coconut scented, crisp bowl of frivolity that is guaranteed to lift your spirits. If your need for it (and for something to help employ the left over cold breast of chicken from yesterday’s roast) is acute, […]

Chicken, Leek, Porcini and Poppyseed Pie

This is an excellent chicken pie. It’s what I made for Mother’s Day in some muted moments of contemplation in the kitchen. If you swiftly need a pie that takes inspiration from the cosseting chicken casseroles of the deep south (poppyseeds and all), but isn’t topped with broken Jatz/Ritz crackers and chubby with cans of […]

One Spatchcocked Chicken – Four Dinners

The UN may have declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. (Hurrah). Yet on a smaller scale I have declared 2016 as the Domestic Year of Thrift. Oops, we say. The renovations are glorious. Absolutely glorious. And so they need to be. Because we’re going to be spending a lot of time in this kitchen […]