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Asian Beef Rice BowlBy danieldiverMy simple take on an Asian inspired beef rice bowl. Sticky sweet beef & stir- fried vegetables with an array of topping served up in a bowl with lots of rice and topped with a fried egg. Comfort food at it's best.
Autumnal CakeBy danieldiverThis cake came into creation as the result of having some cooked sweet potato in the fridge that needed using up. I have been for years making a version of this cake using pumpkin after Halloween carving. I would turn it into a puree and make this cake, now I nearly always make it with sweet potato instead. I pop sweet potatoes into the oven and let them roast in their skins, which peels away easily when they are cooked and simply mash it into a puree with a fork. The cake has a simple icing that disappears as it sets and acts as a glue to stick the fragrant thyme to the cakes. The cake is sweet, moist and light with a subtle woodsiness from the thyme.
Beetroot, Feta & Basil SaladBy danieldiverDelicious, simple & packed with flavour. This salad may be easy to throw together, any day of the week, but is full of nutritious goodness. I love food that not only makes me feel good as I cook and eat but after too. The very appearance of this salad is mood-enhancing. Earthy purple-toned beetroot, sweet red apple matchsticks, salty pale feta, and refreshingly zingy basil are brought together with aged balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of Nigella seeds that complete the dish with a savoury, lemony pepperiness.
Bolognese Meat SauceBy danieldiverA classic Italian style bolognese recipe that makes for a comforting and delicious meal. Serve with your favourite pasta for a delicious meal all the family will love.
Bread SauceBy danieldiverA simple and delicious sauce that is the perfect accompaniment to turkey or chicken.
Brie & Cranberry Sausage RollsBy danieldiverA favourite evening snack that is also fantastic for using up the leftover Christmas cheese and cranberry sauce.
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip CookiesBy danieldiverI have made a lot of cookies in my time in the kitchen. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies have gone through a lot of testing until I got them as close to perfect as I think possible. I know cookies are a very personal things some like them thin, some chewy, some crispy for me I like a fairly fat cookie that is fudgy in the centre with a crisp exterior and it must be loaded with chocolate chips almost an excessive amount. These cookies have such a fudgy texture and flavour, the combination of molten chocolate chips and the almost nutty flavour of the brown butter is heavenly. This recipe makes 12 cookies, but since there is usually just two of to eat them. I scoop out the twelve cookie cook one batch and freeze the other six balls of cookie dough. When they have froze I transfer them to a zip lock bad and you can cook them straight from the freezer just give them an extra two minutes in the preheated oven.
BrowniesBy danieldiverThe most indulgent chocolaty & fudgy brownies. Perfect for any celebration. Much better than any brownie that comes from a box and just as easy to make.
Buttermilk Chicken TendersBy danieldiverIf like me you try an avoid deep frying then check out this recipe for crispy buttermilk chicken tenders. It's not that I don't like deep frying or the foods it produces it is because I have an open plan kitchen/living room and it can leave an odour behind, therefore if a recipe can be done in the oven and it doesn't negatively impact the flavour then I'm all for it. I always plan to make extra to freeze for a later date, but it never works out that way, no matter how many I make. We eat some hot from the oven, then every time we pass the fridge a cold one gets dipped into whatever sauce might be to hand, sometimes squirted directly from a bottle onto the chicken and devoured en route to the sofa. If you have the restraint you can allow them to go cold split into ziploc bags and freeze in portion.
Caramel Pecan CheesecakeBy danieldiverA delicious baked cheesecake with a toasted pecan caramel topping. A real luxurious treat.
Chicken & Chorizo OrzoBy danieldiverThis simple pan of comfort food consisting of crispy skinned chicken with a silky smooth paprika sauce and pasta. Cooking the orzo in the oven in the tomato sauce really gives it a velvety texture, you will know exactly what I mean when you try. Orzo is a pasta, although it looks remarkably like grains of rice. The starch it releases whilst it cook seeps into the sauce giving it a liquid velvet sauce. If you like your food spicy then please do use a spicy chorizo sausage and if you don't use a sweet smoked paprika style chorizo instead, you can if you like add a few chilli flakes if you want a mild heat.
Chicken & Chorizo OrzoBy danieldiverChicken, chorizo, and pasta what could be better? The Orzo, the pasta element gives the dish a silky texture the likes of which you get with no other pasta.
Chicken & Chorizo PastaBy danieldiverHow to make chicken and chorizo pasta recipe. This creamy pasta is a real treat: it takes very little time to prepare in fact by the time the pasta has cooked the chicken and sauce will be ready.
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