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Frying the Quesadillas

Setting myself a veggie easyteas challenge

From time to time I get a bit of feedback about my recipes. It’s nice to know it’s not just my mum who’s reading 🙂 I’ve been told that I don’t write enough veggie recipes. I also get teased that everything I eat revolves around pork chops (I won’t name names but you know who […]

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Quesadillas with salad, salsa and sour cream

Simple veggie quesadillas

Welcome to my first ever guest recipe writer on easyteas. Simple veggie quesadillas: words and pictures by Caitlin Allen I have a reputation for being entirely hopeless in the kitchen, but after successfully making Matt’s little cheesy onion tarts I decided I was a top chef and recklessly offered to cook dinner for a friend. Cue […]

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Onion tarts - fresh from the oven

Little cheesy onion tarts

I can’t tell which magazine I ripped this out of any more – I’ve had it for years and it always gets dusted off for special occasions. They are lovely warm or cold and perfect with a drink or two. They make a great starter or lunch with a big green salad and I guess you […]

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Smoked mackerel pate

Smoked mackerel (or tuna) pate

It feels a bit out of season to be blogging this on a glorious May day, as I always make it for a Boxing Day buffet. But it makes a tasty weekend lunch or it would be great for a picnic. I recently used a tin of tuna instead of the smoked mackerel and that […]

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Chicken Curry

Very simple chicken curry

This was a student favourite – before the days of even thinking about authenticity or difficult-to-follow recipes, it was just ‘curry’. What you needed midweek to give you an excuse to make poppadoms. I always used chicken on the bone – thighs, drumsticks or a mix as it’s more flavourful and doesn’t dry out like […]

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Southern Fried Schnitzel

Southern fried chicken – or schnitzels

You know how The Colonel has a secret blend of spices for his fried chicken – well, I’ve got one too. Only it’s not a secret because I’m about to share it. I use it for traditional ‘Southern Fried’ coating for fish, chicken, turkey or fish. Recently I’ve taken to doing a final coat of panko […]

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Chinese five-spice oxtail

Chinese slow-cooked beef (oxtail)

I’d never seen oxtails until the butcher had some a few weeks ago. I had to give them a go and the only thing I knew about them was they needed very slow cooking. I have to say though, I think this might be one of my favourite things I’ve cooked for a long time. I […]

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Cauliflower cheese

Cauliflower cheese

Such an easy dish, this. Takes no time to cook and livens up a tea time very easily – perfect to make a pork chop or chicken thigh a little bit more exciting. And saves on making a separate sauce. Pop the oven on to 200 decC to get warm. Separate a cauliflower into florets […]

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Onion gravy in a jug

Onion gravy

I make this a lot. Anything with mash needs onion gravy, it’s perfect with sausages and it worked really well with the recent faggot recipe. It’s inspired by a brilliant book – Just Like Mother Used to Make by Tom Norrington-Davies. It bears little resemblance to the original now after a few years of playing about with […]

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Chicken and meatball pesto casserole

The veg chaps at the market have been selling big bunches of basil all summer with leaves as big as spinach. So I’ve been making a lot of pesto (very simply parmesan, pine nuts, garlic, basil, olive oil whizzed together) and looking for different ways to use it. This one’s a lovely, light casserole. The meatballs […]

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