Jerk Chicken with Rice and Beans

I will begin by stating that this may not be totally authentic – it is very much something I put together myself, and is not meant to be a traditional recreation of an exact dish. What made this so nice was its ease – one pot, entirely cooked in the oven, perfect for sharing across…

Sundried Tomato and Pine Nut Risotto

  Earlier last year I fell in love with sundried tomatoes.  The concentrated, rich, oily flavour packs a punch unlike any other tomato product.  Perfect with pasta, on toasted bread, or on some strong cheese – perhaps my favourite use of sundried tomatoes is in this dish.  While the tomatoes provide the flavour, the pine…

Red Wine Beef Casserole

Introduction This is definitely one of those vague, more difficult to classify recipes.  It’s certainly a rich dish, and very simple to make.  More than many casseroles I really tried to let the wine lead the flavour rather than simply complement it. A point I will note, however, is that I believe I made a…

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…