Spaghetti alla puttanesca

I think I may have mentioned once or twice that I take pasta for granted. It’s something that I know will be served at least once or twice a week in my house. I’m never content with just an ordinary sauce (and it’s a sad, sad day when a store brought pasta sauce makes it into my…

Vegetarian Tofu Laksa

  It’s quite amusing that Alex posted only recently a mouth watering recipe for Pho Bo. I say amusing, because like Alex, Asian cuisine is not my strong suit. I find it difficult to get the balance of flavours quite right, and often I find the list of ingredients daunting. I was browsing my favourite…

Chicken and Chorizo Paella

This is probably the least authentic paella dish ever made, but it’s the only one I know and it’s so tasty it’s on regular rotation for dinner at our house. Using only basic ingredients, the paprikas, sweet and smoky, are the key to the spanish flavour in this dish. Try it once and I guarantee…

Coconut Curry with Prawns

This meal begs to made on a lovely warm day, when you lack inspiration and energy and just want something that is fresh and tastes delicious. The recipe is from Sophie Dahl’s Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights.  I know that the show that accompanied the book received mixed reviews (I really liked it, Alex did not)….