Category: Recipes

Puff Pastry Pizza – easy cheese tart

Puff Pastry Pizza – easy cheese tart

Puff pastry pizza recipe, simple to make and delicious!

Salmon Tray Bake for David Lloyd Clubs

Salmon Tray Bake for David Lloyd Clubs

Salmon Tray Bake Recipe and Video for David Lloyd Clubs My latest video and recipe for David Lloyd’s Clubs is now live for your viewing pleasure. It’s a cracking little dish, salmon fillet, on a bed of puy lentils, fine beans, few other little bits…

Lemongrass Pork Skewers | Vietnamese BBQ Pork Recipe

Lemongrass Pork Skewers | Vietnamese BBQ Pork Recipe

Lemongrass Pork Skewers, these are reminiscent of the flavours I remember whilst travelling around Vietnam. BBQ pork with chilli, lemongrass, mint, all wrapped around a stick of lemongrass, perfect for your summer bbq or on the griddle for a winter treat (I have no idea…

Cardamom Clementine Breakfast Buns

Cardamom Clementine Breakfast Buns

Cardamom Clementine Breakfast Buns Clementines are great fruits to use in savoury dishes. They are the result of breeding sweet oranges with Chinese mandarins. They are even healthy to eat per Organic Facts as they contain all the vital nutrients that the body needs such as magnesium,…

Smoked Salmon Brunch Recipe

Smoked Salmon Brunch Recipe

Smoked Salmon Brunch Recipe – smoked salmon hash. For my smoked salmon brunch recipe it has to be a smoked salmon hash; I do love a hash (not that sort of hash!) I love the total freedom of bunging a load of ingredients into a…

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…

Rice Noodle Recipe Thai Style for David Lloyd Clubs – Video

Rice Noodle Recipe Thai Style for David Lloyd Clubs – Video

A great healthy, vegetarian and easy Rice Noodle Recipe I developed for David Lloyd Clubs inspired by the flavours of Thailand (watch the video to see how to make it). This rice noodle recipe is really easy to make, healthy and totally vegetarian. It’s packed…

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,…

Pork Larb | Larb Recipe the National Dish of Laos

Pork Larb | Larb Recipe the National Dish of Laos

Pork Larb is inspired by a larb recipe I enjoyed most when travelling through Laos. This particular larb recipe is pork larb, also known as laap it is often made with chicken or pork mince, I quite often use turkey mince which works really well.…

Easy Apple Pie Recipe – Apple Pie with Pink Peppercorns

Easy Apple Pie Recipe – Apple Pie with Pink Peppercorns

Easy Apple Pie Recipe with Pink Peppercorns and a little hint of cinnamon. Easy apple pie recipe..love it…and by the way – if it doesn’t have pastry at the bottom, in my books that ain’t no pie! Who doesn’t love a freshly baked apple pie?…

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…

Grilled Halloumi Green Lentil Salad for David Lloyd Clubs – Video Recipe

Grilled Halloumi Green Lentil Salad for David Lloyd Clubs – Video Recipe

Grilled halloumi green lentil salad recipe created for the lovely folks at David Lloyd Clubs.

Mild Curry Paste Recipe – super easy to make your own mild curry paste

Mild Curry Paste Recipe – super easy to make your own mild curry paste

Mild curry paste recipe – nothing beats the flavour and taste of making your own curry paste. This particular mild curry paste recipe is perfect with just about everything! From a mild chicken curry to prawns, pork and a delicious vegetable curry. Below is a…

Brussel Sprout Recipes – How to cook Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprout Recipes – How to cook Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprout Recipes – love them or hate them, brussel sprouts are packed with goodness and a mandatory requirement at Christmas (or at least I think so). This brussel sprout recipe is a favourite of mine and is really quick to cook. I came up with…

How to cook turkey steaks | Cranberry Glaze Turkey Steak | David Lloyd

How to cook turkey steaks | Cranberry Glaze Turkey Steak | David Lloyd

How to cook turkey steaks and keep them moist and delicious. This is my festive turkey steak recipe with a cranberry glaze with a warm brussel sprout salad (video recipe inc. developed for David Lloyd Clubs) This festive recipe is super tasty shows how to…

Strapatsada – Greek Scrambled Eggs (Strapatsada Recipe)

Strapatsada – Greek Scrambled Eggs (Strapatsada Recipe)

Strapatsada is at it’s heart Greek scrambled eggs with tomatoes, but it is also so much more… Do a quick search on Strapatsada and the history books say where it most likely originated from (Jewish settlers in Corfu) and where the word Strapatsada comes from (possibly…

Tuna Poke with Marmalade Glaze and Giant Cous-Cous Recipe – David Lloyd Clubs

Tuna Poke with Marmalade Glaze and Giant Cous-Cous Recipe – David Lloyd Clubs

Tuna Poke (pronounced ‘po-keh’) is the second video recipe I’ve done in the new David Lloyd food series. Marmalade Glazed Tuna Poke Recipe with Giant Cous-Cous – what’s not to like?! After the great success and feedback from our first video (did you see the…

Curried Chicken and Gnocchi recipe cooked en papillote for David Lloyd Clubs

Curried Chicken and Gnocchi recipe cooked en papillote for David Lloyd Clubs

Curried Chicken and Gnocchi recipe cooked en papillote is part of a new series of brand new recipes I’ve created especially for the lovely folk at David Lloyd Clubs – and this is the first one out! Check out the full recipe and cooking video…

Pumpkin Pie Recipe – how to make pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie Recipe – how to make pumpkin pie

How to make Pumpkin Pie, this is my easy homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe – an American (and personal) childhood favourite.   My Pumpkin Pie recipe shows how make pumpkin pie and is totally easy to do. A good pumpkin pie recipe is a great way to…

Roasting Chestnuts – How to roast chestnuts in an oven

Roasting Chestnuts – How to roast chestnuts in an oven

Roasting Chestnuts are incredibly easy to do and as much as I love proper roasted-over-hot-coals-chestnuts, roasting chestnuts at home in your oven is super easy (and convenient). Roasted chestnuts make the perfect Halloween snack in the build up to the festive season. Whenever I walk…

Dutch Baby Pancake – How to make baked pancakes for Harrisons Fund Charity

Dutch Baby Pancake – How to make baked pancakes for Harrisons Fund Charity

Dutch Baby Pancakes are sooo good! Here’s my recipe on how to make baked pancakes. This Dutch baby pancake recipe was put together for the charity Harrisons Fund that is a charity set up to help fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystropy which is a terrible condition…

Greek Chicken Recipe – Chicken and Feta Recipe for Harrison’s Fund Charity

Greek Chicken Recipe – Chicken and Feta Recipe for Harrison’s Fund Charity

Greek Chicken Recipe you say? Well, here you go! Greek inspired Chicken and Feta recipe specially created for Harrisons Fund Charity. Soon as you hear the words Greek chicken recipe it conjours images of rustic birds (as in the poultry – not the girls, well…

Greek Lentil Salad Recipe with Pink Grapefruit

Greek Lentil Salad Recipe with Pink Grapefruit

Greek Lentil Salad recipe with Pink Grapefruit My Greek lentil salad recipe with pink grapefruit is delicious, check out the full recipe below. A quick word on lentils. Yes they’re very good for you, yes they are trendy, yes no self-respecting gastro establishment would be…

Roasted Beet Salad – my Yiayia’s Greek Beetroot Salad | Greek Recipes

Roasted Beet Salad – my Yiayia’s Greek Beetroot Salad | Greek Recipes

Roasted Beetroot Salad – my Yiayia’s Greek Beetroot Salad Recipe Roasted beet salad, or Greek roasted beetroot salad always reminds me of my Yiayia (that’s grandmother in Greek to the non-Greeks reading this!). It was a dish that was always on the table and one…

Grilled Octopus | How to cook tender octopus crispy

Grilled Octopus | How to cook tender octopus crispy

Grilled Octopus – how to cook octopus and importantly how to cook octopus so it is tender seems to be cloaked in mystery – but it’s easier than you think.. Grilled Octopus, baked octopus, octopus stew, however you want to cook it; I always start…

Skordalia – Greek Mashed Potato and Garlic Dip | Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Skordalia – Greek Mashed Potato and Garlic Dip | Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Skordalia is a garlicky Greek mashed potato dip not to be confused with a regular, run of the mill garlic mashed potato. Skordalia is smoother than that and usually eaten as a dip. It’s divine. In saying that, I have used a variation of Skordalia…

BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb featuring Kamikoto Knives

BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb featuring Kamikoto Knives

BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb featuring Kamikoto Knives.  I’ve made before BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb; but this time I decided to film it; especially since the kind guys at Kamikoto Knives were kind enough to donate a few of their top of the range,…

How To Cook Fish in the Microwave – Microwave Mug Meals as seen on ITV This Morning | Seabass with Pea Puree

How To Cook Fish in the Microwave – Microwave Mug Meals as seen on ITV This Morning | Seabass with Pea Puree

Microwave Mug Meals – how to cook fish in the microwave (in 90 seconds no less) – my seabass and pea puree microwave mug meal as I demonstrated on ITV This Morning. This is my microwave mug meal of cooking seabass – microwave cooked fish…

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…

BBQ Leg of Lamb | Butterflied Leg of Lamb Recipe

BBQ Leg of Lamb | Butterflied Leg of Lamb Recipe

Greek inspired BBQ Leg of Lamb – specifically butterflied leg of lamb recipe served with harissa yoghurt. Butterflied BBQ leg of lamb is a wonder of the barbecue world and for something so easy to cook I don’t think gets center stage on the BBQ…

Pad See Ew Recipe – Wok Fried Noodles – Bangkok Streetfood

Pad See Ew Recipe – Wok Fried Noodles – Bangkok Streetfood

Pad See Ew Recipe or known to many as the delicious wok fried rice noodles dish which is a staple of Thai street food, especially in Bangkok. I believe the official translation to any Pad See Ew recipe is Fried Soya Sauce – but what…

Leg of Lamb Marinade | BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb Recipe

Leg of Lamb Marinade | BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb Recipe

Leg of Lamb Marinade for Butterflied Leg of Lamb (perfect for BBQ or Grill) A good leg of lamb marinade makes all the difference to elevating a gorgeous cut of butterflied leg of lamb from great to the sublime (or at least I think so…)…

How To Cook Kippers (for breakfast!) | Kipper Recipes

How To Cook Kippers (for breakfast!) | Kipper Recipes

How to cook kippers – want to have kippers for breakfast? You should… Understanding how to cook kippers couldn’t be easier. But first, having kippers for breakfast really reminds me of being a kid. My Dad would pick some kippers up and we’d sit around…

Easter Recipes – Easter Dinner Inspiration!

Easter Recipes – Easter Dinner Inspiration!

Easter Recipes – I’m not going to drag this one out; here’s a selection of Easter Recipes in case you need a little inspiration for Easter. Needless to say out of everything it’s the Easter Dinner that gets me going… [blogposts title=”” col=”full-width” cat=”easter” maxitems=”0″…

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe by my wife (Banana and Walnut Bread)

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe by my wife (Banana and Walnut Bread)

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe by my wife Anna. Banana Bread recipes are made for using up ripe bananas. As much as my wife won’t admit it; she can be a pretty mean cook – and her easy banana nut bread recipe is just divine!…

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…

Kale Crisps – How To Make Kale Chips

Kale Crisps – How To Make Kale Chips

Kale Crisps – how to make kale chips. Kale crisps are a fuss free, healthy and fun way to make kale chips. I like the addition of some spice when I’m making kale crisps but to be honest, just knowing how to make kale chips…

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…

Microwave Pancakes – How to cook pancakes in the Microwave | Pancake Day Recipe

Microwave Pancakes – How to cook pancakes in the Microwave | Pancake Day Recipe

Microwave Pancakes have arrived! Stop sighing – if you’re looking for speed, efficiency and a really tasty pancake day recipe then you’ve hit the pancake jackpot! Follow me on Instagram @theocooks – click here to see! 4 Pancakes cooked at the same time in 2.5…

Galantine’s Day Recipes! Enjoy a Galantine’s Day lunch or dinner with the girls

Who knew Galantine’s day even existed?! Well I didn’t until only recently when I was asked to create some Galantine’s Day recipes for February 13th. Before we get into the Galantine’s Day lunch or dinner recipes; if you’ve happened to stumble onto my blog post…

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…

How To Make Horseradish Gremolata

How To Make Horseradish Gremolata

Horseradish Gremolata is a great alternative and accompaniment to a traditional gremolata recipe. Horseradish gremolata with freshly grated horseradish gives this herby condiment a real kick and goes great with red meat. Gremolata is usually a combination of lots of finely chopped parsley, lemon zest and…

Microwave Cooking for One – Spaghetti Carbonara (as seen on ITV This Morning)

Microwave Cooking for One – Spaghetti Carbonara (as seen on ITV This Morning)

Microwave Cooking for one – Spaghetti Carbonara in a mug! Traditional spaghetti carbonara is a total guilty pleasure of mine – I always end up ordering this in our local Italian restaurant Microwave cooking for one doesn’t have to be a chore. Try making my…

Mug Cake Recipe – Christmas Pudding in a mug as seen on ITV This Morning | Christmas Recipes

Mug Cake Recipe – Christmas Pudding in a mug as seen on ITV This Morning | Christmas Recipes

Mug Cake Recipe – Christmas pudding made in a mug, in the microwave in 90 seconds! Christmas Recipes. My microwave Christmas mug cake recipe recipe only takes a moment to cook and fills the air with the scent of Christmas. This Mug Cake Recipe is…

Microwave Cooking Christmas Dinner in a Mug?! As seen on ITV This Morning | Christmas Recipes

Microwave Cooking Christmas Dinner in a Mug?! As seen on ITV This Morning | Christmas Recipes

Microwave Cooking doesn’t get any more spectacular than this – an entire Christmas dinner cooked in a mug, in the microwave in 5 minutes! And as far as a microwave cooking goes, this is awesome. Everything you could want from a Christmas recipe – crispy pancetta,…


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