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Honey Roast Duck Sweet Soy & Chilli Dressing

THIS is one of my signature dishes. I have included an easy option if you don’t want to make your own sauce like I did. You can make it a whole lot easier on yourself if just you use sweet chilli from a bottle but it isn’t half as nice. If you decide to go this […]

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Monkfish Cheeks, Spinach, Tomatoes & Bacon Lardons (gf)

THIS fantastic fish normally costs a fortune so is out of a lot of people price range, however Monkfish Cheeks are a lot cheaper and in mine and many chefs opinions they are way nicer. Ask your fishmonger if they have them, if not then ask them to order them in for you. There is a […]

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Tagliatelle Carbonara

CARBONARA is easily the most popular pasta dish in the world. I have seen it served from Ireland, to Germany, Australia and even in Hong Kong. Unfortunately most restaurants and chefs haven’t got a clue how to make a proper one. Being a big bacon and cheese lover I really love a good carbonara when made […]

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Tagliatelle, Smoked Bacon, Kale and Mushroom

If you are looking for a fast healthy dinner or lunch them this is the recipe for you. It uses no cream or butter at all instead I used Rapeseed Oil. Aldi and Lidl do smoked pancetta pieces or SuperValu do bacon Lardons, they are all the same price. I prefered SuperValu’s.

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Cod & Prawn Mornay

THIS is a real classic. You don’t see it on menu’s much anymore which is a shame as it is a really nice dish. If you have never heard of it then you really should give it a go, it is a great dish. The fish is cooked in a delicious cheese sauce and served with […]

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The Perfect Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken is one of those dishes that almost everyone loves. You can easily pick a chicken up for under €5 in any supermarket or butcher these days. This is great for a Sunday roast though just as good as a midweek meal. It is also great for sandwiches or remove the meat and add […]

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Yummy Veggie Soup (Gluten Free)

You can make this soup in a few minutes, it also freezes great so make it in bulk and freeze in portions for when needed in a school lunch. It contains no gluten, salt, butter or oil so is basically puree veggies with a little cream added to help bind it all together. I list […]

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Smoked Bacon & Mushroom Soup (gf)

You can make this in minutes and cook it in a pot or your slow cooker. I include methods for each below. I also included 2 ways to cook the smoked rashers, one gives more flavour but is more time consuming and costs more to make due to the use of your oven. It is […]

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Chicken Pakora – Gluten free

This is one for those of you who are on a gluten free diet. It uses Gram Flour instead of plain flour. Gram Flour is made from Chickpeas and can be found in some supermarkets, health food stores and Asian stores. It makes a wonderful starter to any meal but works especially well if planning […]

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Tandoori Chicken Salad

I don’t post many salad recipes as I live alone and I’m not a big fan of salads so most would go to waste if I were to make them. This one is different, it is so so tasty and healthy which is great. I made a lovely mint and Greek yoghurt dressing to go […]

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