Category: family

Orzo Recipes | Fish Stew with Orzo and olives

Orzo Recipes | Fish Stew with Orzo and olives

Orzo Recipes | Orzo and Seafood Stew This orzo and seafood stew is a hearty deliciously rich stew that works all year round. You could add chorizo, Greek sausage or even smoked lardons for some extra umph! This particular orzo and seafood stew I’ve kept…

Sausage Tray Bake Recipe with smoked paprika – 1 tray dinner

Sausage Tray Bake Recipe with smoked paprika – 1 tray dinner

Sausage Tray Bake is a great recipe to feed the family! I wasn’t planning on making a sausage tray bake, but dinnertime came around and I found myself staring at a dozen sausages and the words ringing in my ears “can you have dinner ready…

Easy Homemade Blueberry Muffins

Easy Homemade Blueberry Muffins

These blueberry muffins are a real treat! I love blueberry muffins and this is a great Friday treat to have! Which incidentally works great as a naughty breakfast treat on Saturday morning! Have you grabbed a copy of The Kids Lockdown Cookbook yet?! SERVES 4 …

Toad in the Hole Recipe! A family one-tray dinner

Toad in the Hole Recipe! A family one-tray dinner

TOAD IN THE HOLE RECIPE Everyone loves a little toad in the hole and if you’ve never made it, it is surprisingly easy! Even kids can do it! Here’s my toad in the hole recipe. SERVES 4  Toad in the Hole Recipe Serving Suggestion: Steamed…

Leftover Turkey Curry Recipe with Coconut Milk | David Lloyd Clubs

Leftover Turkey Curry Recipe with Coconut Milk | David Lloyd Clubs

Turkey Curry recipe with coconut milk is a great way to use up some of that turkey on boxing day (or the day after Thanksgiving). I really like the spicy contrast of using a Turkey Curry Recipe to make the most of  the leftover turkey.…

Canned Jackfruit Recipes | Pulled Jackfruit | Jackfruit Pulled Pork

Canned Jackfruit Recipes | Pulled Jackfruit | Jackfruit Pulled Pork

Canned Jackfruit Recipes: My pulled jackfruit is a classic take on bbq pulled pork and makes a great vegan alternative; time to jump on the jackfruit pulled pork band wagon! Canned jackfruit recipes are a great thing to master; you can source canned jackfruit online…

Microwave Salmon | Cooking fish in microwave (in 3minutes!)

Microwave Salmon | Cooking fish in microwave (in 3minutes!)

Microwave Salmon – cooking fish in microwave in 3 minutes flat, one of my favourite microwave fish recipes (I always say that..) My microwave salmon is one of the easiest microwave fish recipes I’ve done. Obviously cooking fish in microwave is going to be extremely…

Slow Roast Pork Belly Video – David Lloyd Clubs

Slow Roast Pork Belly Video – David Lloyd Clubs

An easy recipe for when you have friends or family coming round and want to spend more time socialising than cooking! Check out David Lloyd Blog for the full written recipe. This tender, crisp pork belly, served with sweet apple sauce, buttery new potatoes and…

Orzo Lemon Chicken Tray Bake – Aloades Olive Oil

Orzo Lemon Chicken Tray Bake – Aloades Olive Oil

Deliciously easy, orzo and chicken tray bake, developed exclusively for Aloades Olive Oil, by Theo Michaels

Coronation Chicken Recipe

Coronation Chicken Recipe

Coronation Chicken Recipe Coronation chicken recipe was originally created in 1953 for the coronation of Elizabeth II.  This amalgamation of cultural influences pays homage to the British colonial past and it’s then groundbreaking love affair with Indian spices and nuts. From that first gastronomic kiss,…

Roasted Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze

Roasted Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze

Roasted Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze is a wonderfully easy, healthy and surprisingly quick dinner to make. Roasted salmon with honey mustard glaze is a great recipe to have up your sleeve. A honey mustard roasted salmon, cooked whole, with the skin on is worthy…

Beef Stifado – Greek Beef Stew Recipe | Traditional beef stifado recipe

Beef Stifado – Greek Beef Stew Recipe | Traditional beef stifado recipe

Beef Stifado is one of the most famous Greek Cypriot recipes. There is nothing like a steaming bowl of Beef stifado to warm the soul. A true taste of Cyprus in a bowl.. Beef Stifado is famous the world over for it’s fragrant and unique flavours,…

Lamb Breast Recipe – Slow Roast Breast of Lamb

Lamb Breast Recipe – Slow Roast Breast of Lamb

An easy and delicious lamb breast recipe – try out my slow roast breast of lamb recipe with gnocchi in a rich aromatic sauce.   Lamb breast is really underrated, it’s cheap, tastes great and if you treat is right; a slow roast breast of…

Maple Pork Chops | Recipes for Pork Chops

Maple Pork Chops | Recipes for Pork Chops

Maple Pork Chops are a marriage made in heaven, if you are looking for the best recipes for pork chops you’ve just found it! Recipes for pork chops simply don’t get better – maple pork chops – succulent pork chops wallowing in a tangy maple syrup…

Corned Beef Hash | My Recipe For Corned Beef Hash with Baked Eggs

Corned Beef Hash | My Recipe For Corned Beef Hash with Baked Eggs

Corned Beef Hash – This is my Corned Beef Hash recipe with Baked Eggs all cooked in one pot – the perfect family brunch! (even the kids liked it..) Corned beef hash recipes vary and in general I reckon corned beef hash has a bad…

Greek Lamb Neck Recipe With Roasted Lettuce | How to cook lamb neck

Greek Lamb Neck Recipe With Roasted Lettuce | How to cook lamb neck

Greek Lamb Neck Recipe with roasted lettuce; knowing how to cook lamb neck couldn’t be easier. Lamb neck recipes? Yes, lamb neck! It’s a super cheap cut of meat, incredibly flavorful and massively underused. It can however get a little complicated; lamb neck is basically broken…

Potato Bake Recipe with Pancetta, Thyme, Garlic and Lemon

Potato Bake Recipe with Pancetta, Thyme, Garlic and Lemon

My layered potato bake recipe is elevated with a few humble ingredients such as pancetta, thyme, garlic and lemon. Slowly cooked; the potatoes melt together, enveloping the other flavours for a deliciously more-ish concoction. Soft, chewy, a hint of crisp charring; I originally made this…

Cote de Boeuf Recipe – how to cook the perfect cote de boeuf

Cote de Boeuf Recipe – how to cook the perfect cote de boeuf

Cote de Boeuf Recipe – there is something almost primal about a large slab of perfectly cooked cote de boeuf. Cote de Boeuf should be charred on the outside, molten pink in the center and seasoned heavily, it begs to be devoured. Try adding a dollop…

Bulgur Wheat Salad – my take on a tabbouleh recipe!

Bulgur Wheat Salad – my take on a tabbouleh recipe!

My Bulgur Wheat Salad – deliciously simple and healthy. I’ve got quite into bulgur wheat recently; something about the summer and wanting something light but not quintessentially a salad. Something fresh and filling but not heavy, potato salads are great, but sometimes I’m searching for that…

Bombay Potato Recipe – How To Make Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potato Recipe – How To Make Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potato Recipe – let me show you how to make Bombay potatoes at home. These are delicious, I mean really, really, delicious! Bombay potatoes are an old-school favorite and go with just about everything, especially with my homemade tandoori salmon! Want to make a curry…

Tandoori Salmon Recipe | Salmon Marinade Recipe

Tandoori Salmon Recipe | Salmon Marinade Recipe

My tandoori salmon recipe is basically an Indian inspired salmon marinade. I first made my tandoori salmon recipe a few years ago for a BBQ and it was a huge success – in fact it stole the show. I’ve wanted to post my tandoori salmon recipe for a…

Keftedes recipe – Greek Meatballs

Keftedes recipe – Greek Meatballs

My Keftedes recipe is a traditional Greek meze dish; in essence they are Greek meatballs and are loved by everyone – I have literally never met a single soul that didn’t devour a handful of keftedes at any given opportunity! Keftedes are delightful little morels…

Gemista Recipe – Greek Stuffed Vegetables Roasted Whole

Gemista Recipe – Greek Stuffed Vegetables Roasted Whole

Gemista are the famous Greek stuffed peppers (pron. Yemista).  In fact, Gemista is Greek for any stuffed vegetable roasted whole, usually stuffed with rice. Typically stuffed peppers or beef tomatoes are the most popular.  Gemista (Greek stuffed peppers and tomatoes) work amazingly well as a…

Thai Seafood Salad | Thai Salad Recipe

Thai Seafood Salad | Thai Salad Recipe

My Thai Salad, my Thai seafood salad to be exact! There’s something very cleansing and pure about this seafood salad. Lots of lovely seafood and vegetables tangled in thick rice noodles with a delectable hot, spicy, sweet, sour dressing that is very light but still…

Coconut Prawn Curry Recipe | Simple Fish Curry Recipe

Coconut Prawn Curry Recipe | Simple Fish Curry Recipe

My Coconut Prawn Curry (another wonderful coconut milk recipe!) is aromatic and mild – great for kids or grownups that are a little chilli adverse. My coconut prawn curry has a lovely balance of richness from the coconut milk and aromatic from the cumin. But still subtle enough…

Grilled Clams with Cambodian Ginger Dressing | BBQ Clam Recipes

Grilled Clams with Cambodian Ginger Dressing | BBQ Clam Recipes

Grilled clams cooked on the BBQ with a Cambodian Ginger Dressing – I should stop writing now. Soft succulent morsels of shellfish steamed in their own little shells. Combine those grilled clams cooked on the l with my Cambodian influenced ginger dressing and the smokiness from the…

Yiouvetsi Recipe – Greek Lamb and Orzo Pasta Bake | Greek Recipes

Yiouvetsi Recipe – Greek Lamb and Orzo Pasta Bake | Greek Recipes

Yiouvetsi is a traditional Greek Orzo and Lamb Recipe; the original one pot meal. How many times have you thought “what the bloody hell am I going to cook today for everyone?” If you live on your own; maybe a few times a month – if…

Pork Shoulder Roast with Apricot Glaze | Slow Cooked Pork

Pork Shoulder Roast with Apricot Glaze | Slow Cooked Pork

Imagine…a slow cooked pork shoulder roast….succulent, moist, cloaked in an apricot glaze…and stuffed with apricots and rosemary…a mouthwatering pork shoulder roast.  The apricot glaze creates a sticky, sweet, sharp coating complimenting the slow cooked pork shoulder roast perfectly. My slow cooked pork shoulder roast recipe…

How to Make Fluffy Pancakes | Easy Buttermilk Pancakes (without Buttermilk)

How to Make Fluffy Pancakes | Easy Buttermilk Pancakes (without Buttermilk)

How to make fluffy pancakes – in essence these are easy buttermilk pancakes without the buttermilk!  There are a ton of pancake recipes showing you how to make pancakes, from the thin French crepe to my banana trail pancakes.   Making fluffy pancakes in the Michaels’ household…

Baked Chicken Wings with Honey, Soy and Black Sesame

Baked Chicken Wings with Honey, Soy and Black Sesame

Baked chicken wings with honey and soy glaze couldn’t be easier! The honey and soy glaze is sticky, sweet with a little kick of chilli! Chicken wings are incredibly cheap, easy to cook and always satisfy – just remember to make roast more hot wings than you think…

Clay Pot Rice | Hong Kong Clay Pot Recipes

Clay Pot Rice | Hong Kong Clay Pot Recipes

Clay Pot Rice always reminds me of Hong Kong…  Strolling along the streets of Kowloon market the main event is the street food, in particular the clay pot rice and the black bean clams (but more on the clams another day…). Clay Pot Rice Recipe is inspired…

Flatbread Recipe No Yeast | Two Ingredients (How to make Flat Bread)

Flatbread Recipe No Yeast | Two Ingredients (How to make Flat Bread)

My flatbread recipe no yeast is such an easy flatbread recipe! Ever wondered how to make flatbreads? Well, you’ve come to the right spot! Especially if you want to make super easy flatbreads without yeast. This is literally two ingredient flatbread. Flatbread recipes have been…

Lamb Ribs Recipe with my Greek Marinade for Lamb

Lamb Ribs Recipe with my Greek Marinade for Lamb

My lamb ribs recipe is a best kept secret – roasted lamb ribs are totally underused, packed with flavour, easy to cook and cheap (the lot in the photo cost me a fiver from my local butcher).  Combine Lamb Ribs with my Greek marinade for…

Cooking Corn on the Cob – straight on the coals!

Cooking Corn on the Cob – straight on the coals!

Cooking corn on the cob is one of life’s pleasures – especially when cooked straight on a fire. Cooking corn on the cob straight on the coals is just perfect. There is something prehistoric about cooking corn on the cob in their husks straight on…

Pourgouri recipe – Bulgur Wheat Recipe | Greek Recipes

Pourgouri recipe – Bulgur Wheat Recipe | Greek Recipes

Pourgouri is a traditional Cypriot recipe. Pourgouri is a delicious accompaniment made from bulgur wheat and vermicelli noodles which is full flavoured, easy to make and goes with just about everything! Pourgouri is a Bulgur wheat recipe. Bulgur Wheat Recipes have been around for literally thousands of…

Avgolemono Soup | Greek Chicken Soup Recipe

Avgolemono Soup | Greek Chicken Soup Recipe

Avgolemono Soup is the ultimate Greek Chicken Soup recipe, every mum and yiayia has their version and every Greek has been brought up eating a steaming bowl of Avgolemono (or Avgolemoni). Avgolemono soup – ‘Avgo’ means egg and ‘lemono’, means, well, lemon and when those two…

Feijoada | Brazilian Black Bean Stew Recipe (Brazilian Recipes)

Feijoada | Brazilian Black Bean Stew Recipe (Brazilian Recipes)

Feijoada, the Brazilian black bean stew is a deliciously dark and seductive black bean stew; it is the enigma that is Feijoada. I ate a ton of this stuff while kicking around Brazil for a couple of months and once you’ve had Feijoada it you…

Leftovers Soup – with secret ingredient… | leftovers recipes

Leftovers Soup – with secret ingredient… | leftovers recipes

My leftover soup recipe (as featured in Cibare Magazine) has a secret ingredient that changes this from leftover soup.. to LEFTOVER SOUP?! WOOHOO!! Everyone loves leftovers soup and everyone has leftovers. Leftover chicken recipes, leftover turkey recipes, leftover leftovers recipes! Especially around the festive season…

Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Pomegranate Glaze

Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Pomegranate Glaze

My slow roasted pork belly recipe with pomegranate molasses glaze. Watch my video recipes below to see how I make the best and easiest slow roasted pork belly that guarantees crispy pork belly and lovely crackling. A point on cooking pork – there is a…

Watermelon Feta Salad Bowl – amaze your friends! | Greek Recipes

Watermelon Feta Salad Bowl – amaze your friends! | Greek Recipes

Watermelon Feta Salad served in the watermelon – a watermelon bowl if you like! Using the watermelon as the serving bowl makes this one of my favourite Greek salad recipes (mainly ’cause I have less to wash up at the end!). My watermelon feta salad…

Smores recipe – Smores!! What the..??

Smores recipe – Smores!! What the..??

Smores recipe – so, you want to know how to make smores? OK, but first things first – what the hell is a Smore? Before I give out my smores recipe let me set the scene for anyone reading this smores recipe that doesn’t reside in…

Greek Orzo Recipe (Kritharaki) – Orzo Paella with Seafood

Greek Orzo Recipe (Kritharaki) – Orzo Paella with Seafood

This is my Orzo Paella recipe with seafood inspired by a traditional Greek Orzo recipe called kritharaki. This Greek orzo recipe originates from a humble Cypriot dish called ‘Kritharaki’ but I’ve added a few extras to create something new and utterly mouthwatering; an orzo paella (with a…

Fried Chicken Wings Recipe – watch my video to make crispy fried chicken wings

Fried Chicken Wings Recipe – watch my video to make crispy fried chicken wings

Fried chicken wings recipe. These crunchy little rascals of crispy chicken wings are utterly moreish and the definition of a guilty indulgence.  What can I say about my fried chicken wings recipe? Honestly, I can’t tell you how satisfying a bowl of these crispy chicken wings are –…

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe | Pasta Carbonara | Carbonara Sauce

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe | Pasta Carbonara | Carbonara Sauce

This Spaghetti Carbonara recipe is a wonderfully simple yet delicious pasta carbonara recipe. The origins of a carbonara sauce is a topic of debate and but pasta carbonara’s popularity is not. Spaghetti carbonara recipes vary dramatically, but I like to cook a pasta carbonara that is…

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata Recipe courtesy of my Brother in Law! | Leftover Spaghetti Recipe

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata Recipe courtesy of my Brother in Law! | Leftover Spaghetti Recipe

My brother-in-laws bacon and egg frittata recipe is perfect to use up leftover spaghetti. But first, what the hell is a frittata? Is it an overcooked omelette? Is it a quiche without the pastry? I’m not quite sure.. But I am sure that my brother-in-laws…

Prawn Curry Recipe – have a Ruby Murray tonight!

Prawn Curry Recipe – have a Ruby Murray tonight!

Prawn Curry Recipe (aka my prawn ruby murray) – an easy curry recipe to create a rich and fragrant prawn curry packed with flavour and utterly delicious. My Prawn Curry recipe offers real depth of flavour with a rich smoky tomato base, slightly sweet with a…

Salmon en Croute Recipe – Salmon Parcels with some va va voom!

Salmon en Croute Recipe – Salmon Parcels with some va va voom!

Salmon en croute recipe – a classic, little salmon parcels lovingly enveloped in puff pastry and layered with a rich mushroom sauce. For my salmon en croute recipe, instead of making little individual salmon parcels I always use a whole side of salmon. The reason? Simple, deep down I’m an…

BBQ Pork Ribs Recipe – cooking ribs at home

BBQ Pork Ribs Recipe – cooking ribs at home

BBQ pork ribs are mouth-watering delicious! Slow cooked, BBQ pork ribs, meaty, succulent, falling off the bone, packed with flavour – this is a dish to serve with friends or family to get down and dirty with! BBQ pork ribs couldn’t be easier to cook or tastier…


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