Tag Archives: chicken

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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Chicken Kiev – everyone’s favourite

I’m not sure why, but every so often, the conversation in the office comes round to chicken Kiev. Everyone loves it – there’s a distinct sense of general excitement if someone’s having Kiev for tea. In recent years I may have progressed to the M&S variety, but there’s still a place in my heart for […]

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Top Five Easy Teas of 2010

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D I had a new year’s email from the nice chaps at WordPress this week with lots of useful facts and figures about my blog. I sort of keep an eye on the stats I see in terms of how many people are reading, but I don’t really have much of an […]

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Waste not, want not – Great British Waste Menu

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D Just finished watching the Great British Waste Menu. It was a BBC challenge in which four top chefs had to produce a banquet for 60 from food that had been (or would have been) thrown away. The scale of waste is shocking – from farmers ploughing crops which don’t meet supermarket […]

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Salads are a bit boring

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D My heart sinks at the thought of ‘just a salad’ for tea – I’m too much of a carnivore. But I don’t want to end up the size of a hippo so I’m always on the lookout for ideas to make a meal of more exciting salads. The best lesson I […]

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My favourite recipe ever – coq au vin

Time to share my favourite ever recipe. I’ve made this for family, a dozen friends at a time or just for tea midweek and it was the first meal I ever cooked for my better half. It takes a little while in the cooking, but it’s so easy to prepare and the end result – […]

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Sausage pasta in tomato ragu

This is pretty much my all-purpose pasta sauce recipe (the tomato version, anyway – see below for the cheese version). Tonight I’m making it with sausages cos they were on offer in Marksies – got up too late for the market this Saturday. We eat it with turkey quite often too for a good low […]

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Cheat's Chicken casserole

Cheat’s chicken casserole – chicken and mushrooms in creamy white wine sauce

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D Delia copped a lot of unfair flack for suggesting that it’s better to cook from scratch using a few shortcuts than not to cook at all. I agree and here’s my favourite cheat recipe – a creamy chicken in white wine casserole. I’ve been making it since student days so can’t […]

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Korma from scratch

I searched high and low for a good korma recipe as I never found anything in a packet or jar that wasn’t gloopy and too sweet. I’ve worked on this over time as a recipe so it works for me every time. Although I will admit from the start that it’s a bit of a […]

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Chicken and veg risotto

A 20-minute tea this, and tastes amazing. Looks like it takes much more effort than it actually does. I think I got the basic method from watching Valentina Harris do it on the telly. It’s simple and a great way to use a really wide range of ingredients as anything goes.

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