Summery Chicken satay & Mango Salad

Summer in a bowl.  Healthy, tasty and fresh with a lil’ drizzle (or a big ol’ dollop) of deliciously, peanut buttery satay sauce for dipping, mopping or dunking.  There is minimal cooking involved to be honest but the chicken can be done either in a frying pan or blackened on the barbecue – the perfect choice at this time of…
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Madeleine Shaw’s banana oat pancakes

They might not be the most beautiful pancakes to look at but, let me tell you, they taste AMAZING.  Sweet and fluffy and full of oat goodness. I recently attended an online cook-along with Madeleine Shaw (hosted by Aveeno) and she created these incredible pancakes for us to try.  The caramelised banana is a winner for me but you can…
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Harissa Salmon with Healthy Cous Cous

Salmon is the kids’ favourite meal.  The husband loves it.  I did not.  That was until I started making it myself and, groundbreaking I know, NOT overcooking it.  Turns out that fishy taste and dry texture I was not so fond of was simply a consequence of it being cooked far too long – it should be almost translucent pink…
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How to cook the perfect Tomahawk steak

I kinda feel like a tomahawk steak is our ‘thing’ now…  it started some time ago now in a bid to recreate the most epic steak (the Porterhouse from Porter & Rye in Glasgow) and my butcher recommended the tomahawk.  We tried it.  We loved it.  We never looked back. I have spent some time refining my cooking times for the…
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The crowdpleaser – Pea, bacon, mint pasta

Adapted from this Jamie Oliver recipe You know how much I love my fancy food but, I must admit, now and again it is really nice to do a super quick and easy mid week dinner.  This one is a CROWDPLEASER loved by the whole family – a dinner without battles is a good dinner am I right?   PEA, BACON,…
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