Recipes from a passionate home cook

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Recipe for cherry tomato 'orzotto' orzo pasta

Cherry tomato orzotto

You already know I feel very passionate about orzo pasta, and today I want to talk to you about orzotto. And my cherry tomato orzotto recipe, in particular. While I’m a big fan of risotto, and do also often make these as an easy weeknight meal, the orzotto is even easier to prepare, and arguably just as delicious. Orzo pasta Orzo, risoni, or puntalette, is a rice-shaped pasta that is mostly used in Italian soups and broths, but because of its size and shape, is also perfect to use as ...

Honey and soy glazed aubergine skewers recipe

Honey and soy glazed aubergine skewers

Vegetable skewer recipes can be really hit or miss. Often, they lack flavour and texture and just aren’t as good as its meat or fish counterparts. These honey and soy glazed aubergine skewers, however, beat very many skewers I have made and tried and are definitely a new go-to Asian-inspired dish for me. You already know how much I love chicken satay (proof here and here) and this is my usual go-to Asian marinated food, but recently I toyed with the idea of making an Asian-inspired ...

Crunchy chicken satay cutlets

I simply can’t find the words to describe how deep and intense my love for chicken satay is. This delicious, rich, sweet and flavourful marinated chicken recipe has always been a favourite growing up. On the barbecue on beautiful summer nights, at Indonesian takeaway places or at Dutch bistro’s, where it is served with salad, chunky chips and a huge amount of satay peanut sauce. Previously I shared with you my ultimate and classic mum’s chicken satay recipe, but recently I ...

Recipe for chicken teriyaki noodle salad

Chicken teriyaki noodle salad

Teriyaki glazed anything must be one of my favourite Asian dishes, so it was kind of bizarre that I had never attempted to make a teriyaki sauce myself. I’m not a fan of the store-bought version, so when I was craving a noodle salad with chicken teriyaki, I knew I had to try making it myself. My chicken teriyaki noodle salad recipe turned out to be one of the most delicious things I have made in a long time. The great thing about this recipe is that you can experiment endlessly, and ...

Recipe for red pepper and tomato soup

Red pepper and tomato soup

Quite literally the only secret to a perfect soup is the use of great ingredients. I like my soups straightforward and easy, with my favourite vegetables and as few ingredients as possible. My recipe for fresh red pepper and tomato soup delivers exactly that. Now I realise that the internet is filled with countless red pepper soups already, so why the need for another one you might ask? Well, red bell peppers are my absolute favourite vegetable, so you can image how passionate I am about ...

Recipe for aubergine parmigiana, melanzane alla parmigiana

Aubergine parmigiana towers

I cannot think of a better Italian vegetable recipe than aubergine parmigiana, or melanzana alla parmigiana in Italian, but while the flavour is truly incredible, it isn’t always the most elegant dish to plate. Sure, as a main course this can be beautifully served in a huge oven dish in the centre of the table, but – unless your version holds together perfectly – on a plate as a smaller starter or a side dish it almost always looks a little underwhelming. So, I started thinking of a ...