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Courgette Gratin

I was given a few round courgettes which looked like little yellow cartoon bombs – thanks to expert allotmenteer Nic for sharing with me. Check out her blog too. I dug out an old Olive recipe and made this to go with the Parmesan chicken. Finely slice the courgettes and a couple of tomatoes. Grate […]

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Mexican Chicken Stew with zingy onions

Mexican chicken stew with zingy onions

You can’t beat a one-pot stew for a swift and simple midweek tea. This one is based on a BBC Good Food recipe which I played about with cos I didn’t have half the ingredients (who keeps chipotle paste in the store cupboard?!) It was warming, spicy, smokey and a bit sweet which is why […]

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Crispy parmesan chicken

Crispy Parmesan chicken

I’m a bugger for a chicken Kiev – love the little blighters. Can’t say no an M&S chicken cordon bleu either. So I’m always on the lookout for interesting things to do with a chicken breast or two. This is one of the best I’ve found in a long time – a thin crispy, savoury […]

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Wales Blog Awards – please vote for easyteas

Hi I was very chuffed indeed to find out recently I’d been shortlisted for the Wales Blog Awards in the food and drink category. Last week they also opened up a People’s Choice award, to be chosen by public vote. If you like what I do here please consider popping over to the awards website and casting […]

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Moroccan bbq chicken

Moroccan bbq chicken

This is really just a quick easy marinade for grilled chicken – I’m optimistically banking on a few September barbies. Drumsticks and thighs are good for flavour and they’re good value – but they can take a while to cook through so I always slash them a few times down to the bone. It also […]

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Slow cooked oxtail hotpot

Slow cooked beef and mushroom hotpot

We shouldn’t really be doing slow-cooked anything – it’s August for heaven’s sake. But as it’s been the suckiest ‘summer’ since records began I’m still making nice big warming pies. This was a great alterative to a Sunday roast – it’s very simple to cook, but does need to sit in the oven for a […]

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Sausage pasta bake

Cheaty meatballs for a quick pasta bake

I know some people are a bit squeamish at the thought of making their own meatballs. No need to squeam – there’s an easy cheat using sausages as a short cut. And of course it’s much quicker than starting from scratch. The meatball bit is simple – buy the best sausages you can find, run a sharp […]

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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

Big Jubilee Lunch – recipe ideas to bring to the table

As the Big Jubilee Lunch is just round the corner, I thought I’d post some easyteas that are good for sharing, work well on the BBQ or would be a good addition to a buffet. I’m hoping to join the Cardiff Blogs Big Lunch – they’ve been asking food bloggers to help out with recipes […]

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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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