Creamy Martini mushrooms on toast

Martini? Yup. Extra Dry (other brands also available…). Truth be told any white boozy liquid will do. I came up with this recipe because I drank all my white wine (surprised?) not much else to it. Great as a snack, light bite or starter – mushrooms on toast are a tasty quick option. Did I…

Breakfast Baked Eggs

Eggs are an obvious and pretty good choice for breakfast, but once you’ve fried, poached, scrambled and boiled they can get quite boring! Ideal for a leisurely breakfast or brunch, these smokey bakes eggs will really hit the spot. Serve with your favourite toasted crusty bread dipped into a lovely runny yolk! Because you are…

The “Pizza” Omelette

Yes…you read it right! Stay with me.. its not as crazy as you think! In short this is a cross between an omelette, Spanish tortilla and a frittata. Besides being very easy, quick and cheap to make the best thing about this is you can make it with pretty much whatever you have in your…

Skillet Pork Loin Steaks with Rich Brandy Sauce

This pretty dish is not only tasty but cheap to make! Impress your family and guests without breaking the bank! I really like pork, I’ve said it before I’ll say it again…it really is pretty much as versatile as chicken and often cheaper. You could try this using chops, a tender loin, rib steaks or…

Skillet Chicken Potato Pot Pie

OK its not a true pie, nor even a true pot pie – but when you’re wheat free and/or being health conscious pastry – of any sorts is a no no … plus you’d probably serve your “pie” with potatoes anyway…right?   This one pot, skillet cooked pie alternative is a tasty, hearty, creamy and…

Warm Polish Beetroot Salad (Sałatka z Buraków)

Warm? I hear you ask… yup! So very typically Eastern European this “salad” is usually served warm with a hot meal and I promise you its delicious – You don’t even have to like beetroot! Forget the taste of those cold pickled slices… this warm, peppery, sweet and just a tad sour salad will be…

Spanish Chicken Bake

So let me paint you a mental picture, one I am sure you can sympathise with… Its been a tough, long and frankly awful day, you fancy something hearty, full of flavour, satisfying and most importantly quick to prepare and even quicker to clean up!  This one pot bake is the ideal solution whether cooking…

Griddled Pork Steaks & Herby Crushed Potatoes

Pork used to be at the bottom of my favourite meats list, but recently I’ve grown to to love it… especially its price tag! Pork offers a variety of cuts and I wouldn’t hesitate to say its just as versatile as chicken !  If you can make it with chicken…I bet you can make it…

Dad’s Hearty Scrambled Eggs

As the title suggests this dish is my late Dad’s. I’m not sure how it came about exactly but I’m sure it has something to do with my dad not wanting to do a load of dishes after making breakfast for a family of five! This ‘one pan’ mini full English dish makes a fantastic…

Tuna Pasta Bake for Grown Ups

OK so I know what you’re thinking…tuna pasta bake? Admittedly in my younger years as a student I loved this stuff! In a sachet or in a jar, I didn’t care I just fancied it!  This dish is super satisfying and sometimes you know only a pasta bake is going to hit the spot!  As…