Nana’s Lancashire Hot Pot

This one reminds me of my Nan and all the time we’d go round and have celebratory hot pots for all sort of different occasions. Served with her fav side dish mushy peas or ‘shirt lifters’ (because peas make you fart) as she used to call them! 😂 Ingredients 1 large glass of red wine 500ml beef stock 1 teaspoon beef gravy granules  2 large … Continue reading Nana’s Lancashire Hot Pot

Pumpkin Mince Stew in Pumpkin Pots with crispy critter hands

Ingredients Miniature pumpkins 500g mince Tin of Plum tomatoes Beef stock 500ml Chicken stock 200ml 1 large onion 2 crushed cloves of garlic Thyme Chorizo chunks Knob of butter Tortilla wrap Method Cut  the tops off your pumpkins to create a lid for your bowls, now scoop out the seeds carefully. Once done scoop out the flesh of the pumpkin to create a big round … Continue reading Pumpkin Mince Stew in Pumpkin Pots with crispy critter hands

Easy Cheats Tonkotsu Ramen

This easy on the purse lunch/dinner is perfect for back to uni students or quick easy midweek meals when you want to save some cash and quickly rustle up some tasty food. Ingredients 1 packet Tonkatsu ramen Teaspoon of soy topped up with water to submerge 1 tomato 3 smoked bacon rashers 1 egg Spring onions Salt and Pepper Sesame seeds for decoration Method 1. Preheat … Continue reading Easy Cheats Tonkotsu Ramen

Chicken and Chorizo Tray Bake

This recipe is a lovely warming dish that works for those midweek quick family dinners, getting everyone their mix of veggies, proteins and wonderful tasty flavours. One to go back to time and time again. Ingredients 6 Pack of skin on deboned Chicken ThighsChorizo RingPack of new potatoes1 leek1 red onion2 large CarrotsThyme Sprigs500ml Chicken stockTablespoon of flourVeg OilSalt & Pepper Method 1. Preheat the oven … Continue reading Chicken and Chorizo Tray Bake

Layered Coffee Jar Lunches

One of my big things is sustainability and one of the great things about coffee jars and sauce jars is you can reuse them to make amazing one pot lunches. Get your jars, wash them out and reuse them as part of this purse-friendly lunch solution. Ingredients Pack of 4 Chicken Thighs Knob of butter Frozen Peas Runner Beans Broccoli Salt & Pepper Packet of … Continue reading Layered Coffee Jar Lunches

Pan Fried Duck Breast & Black Garlic Mash

This is Pan fried duck, black garlic mash, grilled asparagus and a brandy, mushroom and shallot sauce. Easily a meal for a special occasion but definitely one that can be had all year round. Ingredients Duck Breast (I use Gressingham duck) Butter 3 Large potatoes Black garlic paste (from Original Black Garlic) Asparagus Shot of brandy Chestnut mushrooms 1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme 1 medium shallot … Continue reading Pan Fried Duck Breast & Black Garlic Mash

Scotty-Cookins-Fried-Chicken

So you can’t have KFC on a lazy bank holiday Monday. What’s the next best thing? Make your own of course, it’s crazy how easy this is!! Ingredients Chicken (drumsticks, wings, breast, thighs) Plain flour Corn Flakes Plain Flour 1 egg 1 chicken Oxo Butter Crush a shed load of corn flakes fine into a big bowl and mix in a teaspoon of salt, pepper … Continue reading Scotty-Cookins-Fried-Chicken