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sweet and sour pork

sweet and sour pork

sweet and sour pork video on youtube I've been trying video recipes again. Sadly not at the luxurious Food@52 kitchens but in my own. Freedom Food are asking for people to come up with a video recipe featuring Freedom Food ingredients and Fairtrade produce, so I've gone with pork and pineapple to recreate that Chinese takeaway classic, sweet and sour pork. It takes around ten minutes to cook and is really versatile - you can swap out the pork for chicken or … Continue Reading ››

pork primavera

pork pepper primavera pasta Sometimes, dinner gets later and later. It was just one of those evenings of putting children to bed, getting haircuts and other chores. I didn't get started on this until 8.30pm, but we were eating by 8.45pm. You gotta love dinners like this, but it all starts from the storecupboard. If the basics aren't there, you're on to a loser. This one massively favours substitution: swap pork for any other meat, the peppers for any firm veg, and Comté cheese is not essential. As … Continue Reading ››

bbq pork wraps

bbq pork wraps I'm a massive convert to FarmFoods. I've been packing my freezer once a month with a whole bunch of things, like burger buns, ice cream, frozen mince and other bits and bobs. I'm also a big fan of their dried noodles and wraps. They're really helping to pad out my weekly shop with backbone ingredients that are always on hand. Reaching for a bag of frozen onions is so useful on a weeknight to shave time off that midweek meal. I'm … Continue Reading ››

green pepper raita

green pepper raita When I started food blogging, I didn't really appreciate the wide universe of other food bloggers out there. I was writing for myself and completely underestimated how many other people were doing the same thing. Eventually, via Twitter and other foodie feeds, I found lots of like-minded obssessives. One of these blogs was Stone Soup; a blog devoted to pared-back no-fuss cooking. The freshness and purity of the recipes was appealing, and it certainly doesn't hurt that the photography … Continue Reading ››

chicken katsu curry

chicken katsu curry wagamama style Whenever my son is offered a treat out to a restaurant, say for a birthday or good school report, before I've even finished the question he replies "Wagamama". And he always orders the same thing: chicken katsu curry. I've hard arguments with people on Twitter about Wagamama in the past; that it is lowest common denominator stuff, that it's Westernised muck... they are aiming at global appeal to be sure. I can't speak to its … Continue Reading ››