Slow cooker beef curry

My hubby loves old school beef curry. In fact if we ever opt for Chinese he always, infuriatingly to me, orders the curry off the menu. His mum used to make him something similar in a slow cooker so I thought I’d try and recreate this (minus the sultanas she added) I make this first…

Lentilicious soup

This recipe was inspired by a trip to my local Coop At this time of year I am desperate to eat wholesome filling food , whilst  also trying to avoid buying lunch at work.  I reckoned soup was they way to go and, believe it or not, I wanted something vegetarian. Now before you all…

Chicken and Chorizo Cassolé

I call this recipe Cassolé as a play on words as this is neither truly a casserole nor a cassoulet but is a happy accident combining the best bits of both.  A cassoulet is all about sausage and beans, whereas a casserole is usually about slow cooked meat and vegetables but thankfully this dish ticks…

Flabulous Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Its cold and rainy outside and I don’t really want to have to go out to the shops and get something in for Sunday lunch.  After a root through the freezer I found chicken breasts and have some mushrooms in the fridge so thought, rather than do a traditional roast, I would try my hand…

You give me manky apples… I give you applesauce cake!!

I had the most fantastic bank holiday weekend up in London!!! Not only did I stay up all night TWO nights in a row, but I got to reconnect with an old friend, act like a teenager and revisit one of my old stomping grounds….the Vauxhall Tavern which, thanks to the Flabulous Amy Lamé and…

My Flabulous Cottage Pie

Short and sweet this week as, yes you guessed it, we are both hungover after a Flabulous Saturday night out. I’m sure you’ve all by now seen a pattern which means comfort food and today that means cottage pie!! I knew last night would be a big one so I got prepared and made this…

Poor Mans Croque Monsieur

I’m hungover again, although its not so much a massive weekend buster but more of a wobbler so I really want to eat something comforting but easy to prepare. I’m not sure about you but I love the idea of croque Monsieur but those that I have had, usually from train stations, have always been…

Snow Day Leek & Potato Soup

The Dazzler is stranded with the dogs up north and I’m having a snow-day today so thought I’d use the time, with an empty house, to do some cooking. I started the day with a cup of earl Grey with toasted bacon & tomato sarnie and have just finished kneading the bread, which is rising…