ras-el-hanout chicken with spicy couscous

Ras-el-hanout chicken with a spicy couscous – either a perfect lunch choice or quick midweek dinner! Michelle and I were sat one day debating couscous of all things.  Turns out I love it, however Michelle said that she tires of it easily. Discussions continued and I told her my favourite way to serve it was…

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shakshuka with la chinata smoked paprika

*THIS GIVEWAY HAS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED VIA THE RAFFLECOPTER BELOW* Anyone that knows us and reads our blog will be well aware of how much we enjoy a good brunch! They almost always contain fresh eggs from Michelle’s chooks and this dish is no exception. Shakshuka is a dish originating…

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smoked chilli beef, short days, slow cooked dinners

January is traditionally a time when people make their resolutions and promise that this year they will loose weight and get fit. However amidst all the New Years health kicks and diets, I find that I still have a desire for comfort food. Its January, its cold outside, it gets dark early and I want a warming…

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cinnamon rolls, a perfect make ahead Christmas breakfast

Warm cinnamon rolls, straight out of the oven, can you imagine anything better on Christmas morning? We couldn’t but we also realised that unless we got up in the middle of the night to start baking we would have to find a way of preparing them ahead of time and finishing them off on Christmas…

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refried beans for a Mexican style lunch for ‘day of the dead’

The Day of the Dead is a festival of remembrance, celebrated in Mexico and in other places around the world. The Mexican holiday is celebrated  from 31 October to 2 November, where friends and family gather together to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. We thought you might like some Mexican inspired recipes this…

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