Roast Lamb in Pomegranate Sauce with Crispy Sage Leaves

What flavour goes with lamb?  “MINT,” you cry.  Well, yes – but not just mint.  Lamb has an incredibly strong, distinctive flavour caused by the structure of the fats in the meat, and therefore requires a strong distinctive partner, one with a balance of sweet and sour.  Mint sauce, with its vinegar base, achieves this…

Pumpkin Seed and Goats Cheese Pesto

Pesto is one of those delightfully simple, versatile ingredients that can take the blandest foods from 0 to 60 in 1.5 spoonfuls per second.  While common ideas of pesto stem from the traditional idea of pine nuts, basil, oil and garlic, the term is actually more vague than that.  It actually comes from the Italian…

Satay Chicken Curry

For some, they’re delicious bar snacks and a great source of protein…for others, they’re a death sentence.  The peanut is an interesting one, as it suits both sweet and savoury dishes equally well. Satay Chicken is deliciously marinated and grilled with spiced peanut flavours, and this dish combines it with a peanut-coconut based curry.  Super…

Matar Paneer (Curried Peas and Indian Cheese)

This is, without a doubt, my favourite Indian dish.  For those who haven’t tried it, Paneer is a non-melting cheese similar to Halloumi.  It’s soft in texture and does a great job of absorbing the flavours around it.  It is also very high in protein, making it a great meat substitute. This dish combines it…

Beef and Barley Casserole

Pearl Barley is one of the most grossly underused carbs in the culinary world.  Its texture is comparable to a slightly more al-dente risotto rice but with a fluffier exterior.  It both provides a wonderful filler and helps thicken the sauce to a luxurious consistency.

Minced Beef Fajitas (No Overpriced Packet Mixes!)

Introduction The great scam of “mexican kits” continues to baffle me.  People will gladly shell out ridiculous amounts for nothing more than a few tortillas and a packet of spices while the box insists you “ONLY need some chicken, tomatoes, onion, lettuce, peppers” etc.  Essentially you’re paying twice as much for something half as good….

Coconut & Lime Seafood Noodles

Introduction This recipe is certainly very cool – the refreshingly chill tastes of Coconut and lime coming together, balancing creaminess and acidity with that beautiful seafood kick.  What could be better? I like to use a fair bit of chilli in this recipe to kick it up a notch, but that is of course entirely…

BBQ Cola Chicken

Introduction Cola truly is a versatile drink, lending itself to anything from Mint-based explosions to street cleaning.  Did you know, however, that it also creates one of the easiest, tastiest, stickiest BBQ sauces you could make at home?  You do now. Funnily enough, this recipe works with Diet Cola, despite its lack of sugar.  Exactly why it…

Brie and Apple Pork Chops with Cider Gravy

Introductions In case it wasn’t obvious, The Guesscipe Book loves cheese.  So when a recent shopping trip ended with the purchase of an unholy amount of Brie, something needed to be done.  The beauty of this recipe is that, so long as it is done right, the pork stays moist and not chewy.  The sweetness…

Lamb, Mint and Goat Cheese Cannelloni

Introduction Ahh, the holy trinity of the Lamb world – these flavours go together so wonderfully, so I thought why not just wrap them up in a little casing for easy delivery. The dish is fairly dry as I make it, as the goats cheese sauce gets absorbed into the pasta and filling, but feel…