Spaghetti, rockets and sundried tomatoes pasta bake

Spaghetti, rockets and sundried tomatoes pasta bake

I must admit that I don’t find spaghetti as the most exciting pasta shape. When it comes to long pasta I personally prefer linguine, bucatini or reginette. However there is one dish where spaghetti fits perfectly in my kitchen. Combined with eggs and parmesan with added flavours of rocket leaves, sundried tomatoes and pancetta works beautifully. So if you have a spare pack of spaghetti you are not sure hot to utilise give this one a go. It makes ideal…

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Spanish style chicken and chorizo

Spanish style chicken and chorizo

There is no doubt that chicken is now a staple protein in our diet. Poultry accounts for nearly half of meat bought in the UK. In 2013 chicken has officially overtaken beef in US as most popular meat being consumed. Yet chicken can be seen as a bit inferior to other types of protein or maybe even boring. Fear no more, this recipe brings the humble poultry to the spotlight. Arguably the most flavoursome part of the chicken is thighs…

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Grilled lemon sole with cider buerre blanc sauce

Grilled lemon sole with cider buerre blanc sauce

I hear from many people that they are scared or don’t like cooking fish. Others tell me that they don’t like eating fish, unless it comes from fish and chips shop. Yet, dieticians suggest that we should eat at least two portions of fish or shellfish per week, including one of oily fish. This is because fish is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Also fish that is steamed, baked or grilled is healthier than fried fish. especially…

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Let’s get jamming – rhubarb and strawberries plus blackcurrant and chia seeds

Let’s get jamming – rhubarb and strawberries plus blackcurrant and chia seeds

During summer months the fruits at their best. So it is an ideal time to make some preserves. Few weeks ago I came across a recipe for blueberry and chia seeds jam on one of the blogs I follow – framedcooks. With her innovative method of using chia seeds, author of the blog Kate inspired me to do some jamming. My parents in law grow own fruits in their garden and supplied me with their fresh produce. This was a…

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Perfect roasted potatoes

Perfect roasted potatoes

Potato arrived to Europe in 16th century and was at first named tartuffli – earth truffles. As a matter of fact French still call it pomme de terre – earth apples. Potatoes had a slow start on Europeans tables. The French were convinced that they were responsible for leprosy, Scottish Protestants did not like them because they were not mentioned in the Bible. This humble vegetable had to wait until mid eighteen century to become widespread. Today it is hard…

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