Recipe Reviews

Good Food Slow Cooked Lamb Curry with Cloves and Cardamom
Last edited on: 17/08/2013 - 10:11

September 2013's BBC Good Food Magazine ties in neatly with Rick Stein's broadcast series on the cuisine of India. This particular recipe has been brought back to the UK by Rick after encountering the charming Mr Singh who we can thank for this rich and spicy concoction.

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Good Food Avocado on Toast with Chorizo and Fried Eggs
Last edited on: 10/10/2013 - 14:08

Sometimes when I'm deciding what to make for dinner I'm feeling like I don't really want to undertake anything too challenging. After a long day at the office, or an even longer Saturday on the sofa watching the test match and consuming beer, it makes sense to prepare a meal that's going to be tasty without pushing my somewhat limited culinary skills beyond their limit.

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Good Food Tomato Soup with Tear and Share Cheesy Bread
Last edited on: 14/04/2013 - 09:53

Now if ever there was an opportunity to test out the brand new garish red Andrew James food mixer, this was it.The food mixer is a work of art and very stylish, but to elevate it to a useful tool, I've been waiting for a suitable recipe to come along. The tomato soup in BBC Good Food magazine comes with a requirement for cheesed and garlicked up ciabatta. I don't need to be invited twice! I love chiabatta, and with cheese and garlic, wowsers!

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Easy Cook Simple Seafood Chowder
Last edited on: 13/04/2013 - 10:45

Chowder for me conjures up mental images of holidays spent in America, a country with an even worse culinary reputation than the UK. Notwithstanding this, my favourite hearty appetiser on trips to New England was the Clam Chowder, a thick soup dish made with potatoes and clams, and thickened with double cream. It was always delicious, and frequently precipitated a request for a second helping. I've been mystified why I've never experienced this wonderful concoction in the UK.

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Easy Cook Salmon and Horseradish Burgers
Last edited on: 06/04/2013 - 10:54

What's not to like about burgers? Finger food in man-sized portions! Better still, this must be considered 'health food' too! The meal itself isn't cheap and each burger probably weighs in at close to £3. Easy Cook magazine suggests £2.63 per person (assuming the person only has one burger) but that doesn't factor in any wastage - for instance it is unlikely the jar of creamed horseradish will ever be used up.

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Easy Cook Super-Speedy Chilli
Last edited on: 06/04/2013 - 10:20

I've had periods in my life where I've practically lived off mince dishes. Start with the basic tomato / mince sauce and then create Spaghetti Bolognese on day 1, Chilli Con Carne on day 2, Nachos on day 3 etc. So when I saw the Super-Speedy Chilli, I can't deny I was intrigued.

The first problem with the recipe was sourcing Discovery Hot Chilli Season and Serve Sauce. This is not a product stocked in inner city local stores, but in the end I lucked out at Morrison's, Shepherds Bush Green, and that has become my go to supermarket for anything other than staples in west London.

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Easy Cook Curried Chicken and Mango Salad
Last edited on: 06/04/2013 - 09:41

For reasons I can't begin to explain, I don't eat enough mangos. I really like them (although I don't believe they represent good value for money) and yet I almost always overlook them when shopping online or in the supermarket. So, when I stumbled across the Easy Cook April issue with a curried chicken and mango salad, I knew this was my opportunity to jump back into the saddle. This proved to be one of my better decisions since the recipe must be one of my current favourites - in fact it occupies top spot at the moment.

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Easy Cook Chicken Tikka with Spiced Rice
Last edited on: 31/03/2013 - 10:05

A rich source to plunder in Easy Cook magazine is the 20 quick weeknight meals section which certainly taps into my psyche. Top of the pile being Chicken Tikka with Spiced Rice, which whilst needed a little bit of marinading, I discovered that could be accomplished during the time it takes to preheat the oven. The raita is simplicity with only two ingredients, but to pad out the meal further I ate it with a parsley and garlic flatbread.

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Easy Cook Sweet Chilli Dogs
Last edited on: 31/03/2013 - 10:06

Sometimes it's great to throw some finger food together when there's something on TV worth watching like a significant sporting event. Add a couple of cold beers, put your feet up and enjoy! These Sweet Chilli Dogs snugly fit into this category. Furthermore, the sausages are baked in the oven - always my preference over frying. I always have the feeling with fried sausages that I am either going to frazzle them or end up eating them raw. Any rate, the results were great, and they certainly satisfied!

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Good Food Harissa Chicken with Chickpea Salad
Last edited on: 24/03/2013 - 22:19

Harissa seems to be the trendiest foodstuff on the planet right now. I'm not exactly sure why, but regardless it's a lovely North African piri-piri type paste easy to apply to chicken, and provides an excellent way of lifting an otherwise bland dish to new levels. Good Food have provided a recipe bring the best out of this fiendish paste, incorporating a salad of chickpeas, parsley, lemon and tomatoes.

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