Larb – Laotian Minced Meat & Herb Salad

I’ve been making various versions of larb for a long time. It’s an amazingly delicious and healthy salad of minced meat (your choice of pork, chicken, beef or even duck) loaded with fresh herbs and finished off with a punchy lime and fish sauce dressing. If you use lean meat it’s virtually fat free and … Continue reading

Pasta with Tomatoes, Sausage & Cream

I know this sounds like an obscenely rich combination but funnily enough it doesn’t strike you that way when you eat it. The cream does add a lovely luxurious richness to the the dish but some of that heaviness is alleviated by the acidity of the tomatoes. In any case it’s just plain delicious and a … Continue reading

Coconut & Nutella Swirl Loaf

My sister has recently started baking something sweet once a week to put in her children’s lunch box. Whilst it’s nice to provide a sweet treat it can be a struggle to find something wholesome. Home baking means that you can provide the occasional treat and have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what’s gone into … Continue reading

Asian Beef Short Ribs Braised in Soy & Beer

Beef short ribs are a wonderful cut for long slow braising and up until now the main way I’ve cooked them is in a standard braise of red wine along with the usual vegetable suspects of carrots, onions and tomatoes – totally delicious and wonderful paired with pasta, polenta or mash. But beef ribs are … Continue reading