Fish Tacos

  Summer is here and it’s a time for bright, fresh flavours eaten out on the patio, handheld food good for socialising with a beer in the other hand.  These fish tacos have a gorgeous shine to them that could only be more summery if they were served by a dolphin wearing a floral garland. …

Spicy Bean and Corn Quesadilla

I like to think of a quesadilla as the Central American cheese toastie – glorious, oozing cheese between two tortillas.  There are a few ways to cook them, but I went for the dry hot pan as I think it gives it all a nice crisp.  The beans were both delicious and nutritious, but you…

Spicy Bean Burrito

Living in London, you’d think every cuisine in the world would be available at a heartbeat and, to be fair, that is for the most part true.  Still, I’ve always felt that the wonders of Mexican food are somewhat under-represented in the British Isles.  Fortunately, these stupendous dishes are not as complex as you might…

Slow Cooked Creamy Pulled Chicken

Pulled meat seems to be all the rage and I totally appreciate why.  Tearing the meat into its fibrous muscle strands provides a totally different textural experience, similarly to how grated cheese is bizarrely distinct from its block-like counterpart. In any case, this is an obscenely easy and satisfying way to enjoy chicken and, if…

Spicy Bean Croquettes

Every now and then you just want something that’s been breaded and fried; fish fingers, chicken nuggets, turkey twizzlers etc.  But why stop there?  I’ve always said there’s very few things in this world that feel better than arriving at a party in which the spread is totally beige, and I’m always looking to add…

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….

Mexican Lasagna (Mexicanga)

  Introduction This is an idea that has been floating in my head for quite some time now, having come to me one night whilst trying to sleep.  Ruminating on the similarities between bolognese and chili I started trying to consider substitutes.  Well, finally had the chance to try it out and in a brand…

Simple Red Wine Chilli

Introduction Wine is such a lovely tool in cooking, just bringing that extra richness to every dish (what’s a good Risotto without wine?)  This Chilli recipe may not be authentic but it gets me through a nice cold day and has so few ingredients.  The meat you use really doesn’t matter – I’d say Beef…