Short Rib Ragu with Pappardelle

Adapted from a recipe from foodnetwork website – although I can’t seem to find it on there anymore Serves: 6 What you need: 3 Tbsp Oil 1.5 kg Beef short ribs 2 Bay leaves 2 sprigs Rosemary 5 sprigs Thyme 2 sprigs Flat leaf parsley 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 Carrots, diced 3 stalks Celery,…

Indian Mussels Fry

Recipe adapted from http://allrecipes.co.in/recipe/11852/mussels-fry.aspx Serves: 2 What you need: 200g Frozen mussels 2 Tbsp Coconut oil 1 Tbsp Ginger, minced 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced 2 Onions, finely chopped 1 Tomato, diced 2 Green chillies, slit 5 Curry leaves 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 2 tsp Chilli powder 2 tsp Coriander powder 1 tsp Garam masala 1/2 tsp…

Indian Cauliflower, Carrots, and Peas

Recipe adapted from Simple Indian cookbook by Atul Kochhar Serves: 2 What you need: 300g Cauliflower, cut into small florets 100g Carrots, diced 100g Frozen peas 2 Tbsp Oil 1 tsp Black mustard seeds A pinch Asafoetida (hing) 2 Green chillies, slit 1/4 tsp Cumin powder 1/4 tsp Coriander powder 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 1/2…

Thai Papaya/Carrot Salad (ตำไทย)

What you need: 3 Carrots (or papaya, or mixture of both), julienned 1 clove Garlic 2-5 Dried red chillies 2-5 Fresh red chillies 3 Green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces 3 Tbsp peanuts, pan roasted and left to cool 3 Cherry tomatoes, halved (or 1 normal tomato, cut into 6 segments) 1 Tbsp Palm…

Pasta with Prawns and Pistachio Pesto

Inspired by a dish we had at a restaurant on our recent trip to Puglia Serves: 2 What you need 200g Dried pasta 6-8 Prawns, peeled & de-veined 90g Pistachio kernels (NOT roasted) 10g Pistachio kernels – finely chopped (for garnish) 50ml Olive oil 2 cloves Garlic 10-12 Cherry tomatoes 200g Canned lobster bisque soup…

Chickpea and Fennel Salad

Serves: 2 as a side dish What you need 75g Dried chickpeas, soaked overnight with a pinch of baking soda (or 400g tines cooked chickpeas, rinsed) 1 bulb Fennel, trim off the top, bulb thinly sliced 1 clove Garlic, minced A squeeze lemon juice 2 tsp Red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp Olive oil 4 Cherry tomatoes, halved (or…

Nduja Pasta

Recipe adapted from: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jul/25/nigel-slater-linguine-with-nduja-and-tomatoes-recipe Serves: 2 What you need 200 g Dried pasta 100-140g Nduja (depends on how spicy your nduja is, and what’s your spicy-level preference) 1 Tbsp Oil 6 Cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tsp Capers Pinch of Salt Pinch of Sugar Parmesan cheese, grated (optional) How to put this together Heat oil in a pan…

Sicilian Pasta with Sardine, Fennel, and Pine Nuts

Recipe adapted from http://www.waitrose.com/home/recipes/recipe_directory/s/sicilian_sardine_and_fennel_pasta.html Serves: 2 What you need: 200 g Dried pasta (spaghetti, fettucine, linguine) 2 Tbsp Oil 120 g Tinned sardine in oil, drained (90g drained weight) 1 bulb Fennel, trim off the top (reserving the fronds), bulb thinly sliced 1 Onion, thinly sliced 1 clove Garlic, minced 1/4 tsp Chilli flakes 2 Tbsp Currants…

Mushroom Biryani (Vegan)

Adadpted from this recipe: http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/mushroom-biryani-dum-mushroom-biryani Serves: 2 For rice: 1 cup Basmati rice, washed 3 times, and soak in water for 20 mins 1 Bay leaf 1 inch Cinnamon stick 3 Green cardamom 2 pieces Mace 2 tsp Salt For mushroom curry: 200 g small white mushrooms, quartered 1 inch Cinnamon stick 1 tsp Black cumin…