Smoky Bacon Squash Noodles

You’ve seen veggie noodles haven’t you? They’re made using a spriralizer gadget. More often than not it’s zucchini that’s used to make endlessly long strands of noodles in the hopes of being a stand-in for traditional pasta. Butternut squash is perfect for spiralizing: not only because of its girth – the wider the vegetable the better…  [Read More]

5 recipes with asian meatballs

Before I tell you about these delicious meatballs, I wanted to let you know if you receive an email twice from me, apologies. I’m in the throes of changing to a new email system making things better for you, the subscriber (if you haven’t subscribed, check out the blue box top right column or bottom…  [Read More]

pork, spinach & coconut curry

You’d assume the people of ungodly hot places would eat foods that don’t require much cooking. Yet in hot countries like India, spicy-hot food is consumed to aid in sweating which in turn helps to cool the body. When I did the research for an Indian cookbook I co-wrote back in the 90’s, I discovered the…  [Read More]

grilled jalapeno pork skewers with tropical salsa

Of all the cooking mediums, grilling meat over glowing charcoal is my favorite. Pork is particularly good to grill. For this recipe I bathed the pork in a really simple soy & garlic marinade. Then threaded it onto skewers with thick slices of jalapeno peppers. It’s then served with tropical salsa –  a delicious combination of pineapple, kiwifruit, orange &…  [Read More]

roasted asparagus & tomato salad with smoky pesto

I’m so tired today I can barely keep my eyes open. I just want to have a nap but there’s no time for that, lots to do. Thankfully there’s some of this beautiful roasted asparagus & tomato salad that I turned into a frittata leftover for dinner tonight…meaning, I don’t have to cook. After a…  [Read More]

ploughman’s lunch plate

On a trip to England in October last year for my birthday, I was so delighted by how wonderful the food was, especially at the country pubs I visited. Especially the abundant use of locally raised & grown food. It’s how I love to cook & eat. One dish I saw often on menus was…  [Read More]

vietnamese pork & herb noodle salad

For most of the country, thinking about sitting down to a fresh, vibrant salad is probably the furthest thing from everyone’s minds right now, especially with so much of the country under snow. I know it’s only January but I’m eager to be cooking summery food (I’m not eager for the hideous Florida heat though).…  [Read More]

sticky pork & pear stir-fry

Pork pairs beautifully with fruit – fresh & dried: Apples, grapes, raisins, apricots, prunes, peaches & today…pears. A few weeks ago I won a lovely box of pears from the terrific people at Northwest US pears. They chose my honey thyme roasted parsnip & pears recipe as a winner in a competition they were having on Instagram. Exciting! Even…  [Read More]

sweet potato & bacon hash brown with baked eggs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This recipe was whipped up in minutes – I know, it kind of looks like it too doesn’t it? After spending the majority of the week nursing an injured back, I didn’t have much desire to cook. But by Thursday the pain had subsided enough for me to move around a little…  [Read More]

bacon-wrapped chicken with broccoli alfredo sauce

This is from a post back in 2015 but it’s so good I had to share again. My blog is still limping along waiting to be fixed so until then I will hunting through the archives to find some of my favorites. This might be a little higher on calories because of the fat but…  [Read More]

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