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chicken with moroccan spice currants and olives

chicken with currants and almonds

For quite a few months we stopped eating chicken! Who would have thought that was possible given chicken has been part of our family diet forever. It wasn’t a conscious decision, more something that happened because there were lots of delicious vegetable based recipes…

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July 8, 2018
chicken and spinach curry cooked in yoghurt

chicken and spinach curry

This is one of my all-time favourite chicken curry recipes. When I first started making this curry I used to fry the whole spices and grind them with a mortar and pestle. That was a hard task that I would often palm off onto…

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June 10, 2018
white bean chicken chilli soup

White Bean Chicken Chilli Soup

Let’s be real. Cooking dinner every night can be a burden. It’s not that you particularly dislike doing it, it’s that more often than not, you’re the one doing it and tonight you just aren’t feeling it. So, what are the options? There’s take-away.…

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March 18, 2017
chicken wonton soup

Chicken Wonton Soup

Chicken wonton soup is a special dish.  It’s not the clear, aromatic broth, nor the flavoursome wontons that make it special. It’s the fact that we can only make it on very rare occasions because some people don’t like it, which means this soup is relegated to those times…

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March 4, 2017
wild rice and chicken salad

Wild rice and chicken salad

A combination of wild and jasmine rice forms the base for this salad.  While the crisp, fresh ingredients and the Asian inspired salad dressing make it pop, the chicken makes this light salad a little more substantial for dinner time.…

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January 14, 2017
chicken laksa

Chicken Laksa

In some ways chicken laksa is a cousin of  chicken noodle soup.  They both rely on the classic combination of noodles, chicken and stock, and they both make you feel better when you’re a bit under the weather: a hug in a bowl (…that might be…

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November 26, 2016
ras el hanout

Ras el hanout

Ras el hanout is a North African spice mix often used in savoury dishes. It can be used as a rub on meats or fish, or added to rice or couscous to make it just a little bit more interesting.…

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October 19, 2016
Deliciously creamy, aromatic chicken curry

Cardamon Chicken

Cardamon chicken is the perfect introduction to curries for those who are a little wary of spicy food. It’s creamy sauce is enriched by cardamon, and the addition of whole green chillies, means those who like their curries a little more spicy can chop them…

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October 8, 2016
pad thai

Pad Thai

Pad thai has many versions, with the ingredient list being debated and queried. It seems there are no two offerings the same with the really contentious element being the addition of soy sauce and tomato sauce/ketchup. Should they be in pad thai? If so, why? If not,…

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September 24, 2016
Chicken with pearl couscous

Chicken pearl couscous salad with pesto dressing

We have a love hate relationship with pearl (Israeli) couscous. Some of us love it, others hate it. Recently one of the haters was away for the weekend, so we seized the opportunity to make this delicious salad, which has pearl couscous as a…

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August 13, 2016