Paella – with chicken, chorizo and seafood

Since I first had Paella on holiday as a kid, almost 30 years ago I was hooked. Fast forward 15 years and I had my first adult holiday to Ibiza and even though none of my friends wanted it, I had to have paella.  The resulting individual paella for one was so obviously pulled out…

Lemon Pepper Chicken Legs

Yesterday for my birthday I decided to admit my age and have a BBQ rather than pretend I’m in my 20s and go out clubbing – besides I did that on Thursday AND Friday. Most of the BBQ was your usual artisanal sausages and burgers – courtesy of the farmers market – but I decided…

Macaroni Cheese Lasagna

Last night one of my favourite chefs, Lorraine Pascale, tweeted asking which people preferred – mac and cheese or lasagna. It sent my mind running back to the first meal I ever cooked my mum and her then boyfriend at my first ever flat way back in time. The meal was cooked in an old…

Healthy Thai green curry from scratch

I recently blogged about making Thai Green Curry from a jar (for speed) and, because neither of us like it to hot, I started to look at how hard it would be to make it from scratch. When I looked at the list of ingredients needed for the curry paste I realised I had most…

Meatloaf Memories of our Disneymoon

One of our favourite memories of our honeymoon was the meal we had at the 50s Prime Time Cafe at Hollywood studios. The atmosphere and general retro ambience really made an impact and even gave us ideas for our ice cream van!! We went a couple of times and one of our favourite meals was…

I’ve finally got Christmas nailed!!

We have had a wonderful couple of days in the Flabulous household. You all know we love a good feast and let me tell you, we have sooooo feasted. But it wouldn’t have been soooo stress free without planning!! The night before… It all started on Christmas Eve, with me finishing up early and cracking…

Day Five – Fishcakes and Salad

Ok I’ll admit, tonight was a challenge!! We went out for our work offsite today which ended in a free bar, and continued on for HOURS. This meant that being in the middle of Brighton with access to all those takeways was almost too much for me to bear! But as luck would have it…

Day Four – home cooked KFC

No I’m not going crazy, I don’t expect you to come home from work and make fried chicken from scratch ( it’s Thursday for gods sake) but I do want you to try real chips, Nigellas way, if you can!! I really have to worship at the feet of the domestic goddess for these as…

Day Three- Pizza Night

Happy hump Day!! You’ve made it through most of the week so it’s time to celebrate!! Either you’ve been out for midweek drinks or you are looking forward to a nice easy meal…so here it is- pizza night!! It took me a long time to wean Dazzler off his favourite food- Pizza Hut!! It’s not…

Easy Peasy Thai green Curry

Tuesdays are our favourite tv night so we want something satisfying but healthy to see us though the night. It’s also one of our busiest days at work so I’m usually tired but this isn’t so much a recipe as a throw together takeaway menu with all the taste and none of the huge cost!!…