Afghan Aubergine Curry with Minted Yoghurt

Afghan Aubergine Curry with Minted Yoghurt is an easy main dish or accompaniment. Fried aubergines and onion are placed in a spicy tomato sauce.

Afghan Aubergine Curry with Minted Yoghurt. Yes, it’s another vegetarian recipe! Do you like aubergines? I am going to be honest and say, that while I will eat almost any vegetable, I never really appreciated aubergines.  There was always a lot of salting and drying and the end result was always disappointing. However, they are […]

Sesame Garlic Tofu

Sesame Garlic Tofu is a vegetarian dish that is packed full of flavour and cooked in under 10 minutes for a delicious and satisfying meal.

Sesame Garlic Tofu. I am definitely not a vegetarian but I do enjoy vegetarian dishes in an effort to eat a balanced diet. I like to think that I’m an adventurous eater but I’ve always had a problem with tofu. Perhaps it’s just that, in the dishes I’ve tried, it has always tasted so bland. […]

4 Ingredient Garlic Lemon Chicken

4 Ingredient Garlic Lemon Chicken. Here’s a deliciously easy dish combining economical chicken thighs with lemon, garlic and shallots.

 4 Ingredient Garlic Lemon Chicken. I love to use chicken thighs for an easy mid week meal as they are simple to prepare, economical and have such natural flavour. Of course, cooking the chicken on the bone keeps it deliciously moist too so it can be happily left in the oven for a while without […]

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild Mushroom Risotto is simple to make and flavoured with Parmesan and chives. For this recipe I used girolle mushrooms but any mushroom will work.

Wild Mushroom Risotto. If I’m cooking just for myself I often have a vegetarian dish and that normally involves mushrooms. Often I would just cook some pasta, fry some sliced chestnut mushrooms in butter, add some garlic and tarragon then finish with a dollop of creme fraiche. However,  where I live in rural France the […]

Slow Cooked Paprika Pork

Slow Cooked Paprika Pork. Tasty pork shoulder stewed with peppers, onions and pineapple in a smoked paprika tomato sauce.

Slow Cooked Paprika Pork. When it’s the time of year to get the slow cooker out it’s always good to try a new dish. For this recipe I decided to use pork shoulder as it’s economical and has plenty of flavour. Slow cooking the pork  makes it fork tender so it’s a great dish for […]

Frugal French Pantry October 2017

Frugal French Pantry October 2017 is all about pies. Steak and Kidney, Cottage Pie, Chicken and Bacon Ring and Chicken and Leek pie will stick to your ribs!

The Frugal French Pantry October 2017. There is something very British about pies isn’t there? If you walk around the average French supermarket there won’t be a pie in sight. The closest you will get will be a quiche so, if you want comforting layers of meat covered in pastry for warming up on a […]

Frugal French Pantry September 2017

Frugal French Pantry September 2017. This month the focus is on takeaways: Prawn & Squid Noodles, Baked Tandoori, Vietnamese Pork & Cardamom Chicken.

The Frugal French Pantry  September 2017. The British people love their takeaways, although, more often than not these days you can just order and pay online and wait for someone to deliver it. Not so in France! We have a pizza van that comes to town once a week, but you still need to drive […]

Prawn & Squid Noodle Bowl

Prawn & Squid Noodle Bowl. Healthy and quick combination of prawns with squid combined with noodles, vegetables, chillies, coriander and sesame.

Prawn & Squid Noodle Bowl. Despite some of my recipes being rather decadent we do try and eat a balanced diet which includes plenty of fish and vegetables. I always keep some frozen prawns in the freezer and some noodles in the cupboard, then, when we have a busy day and I don’t have much […]

Honey Garlic Salmon

Honey Garlic Salmon. Delicious combination of butter, honey, garlic and lemon spread over salmon, baked and then grilled.

Honey Garlic Salmon. This is one of those dishes that once you have made it once you’ll want to make it again and again. I think it makes a beautiful dinner party dish or summer buffet and is quite simple enough to do on weeknights if you have some thawed frozen salmon fillets. There is […]

Veggie Cheese Stromboli

Veggie Cheese Stromboli. Simple but delicious dish of pizza dough spread with olives, tomatoes and cheese then rolled up and baked.

Veggie Cheese Stromboli. #Guest Post# If there’s one thing I love, it would have to be a stromboli! You’ll be surprised that there is so much to know about the stromboli; it isn’t just an Italian wrap. But cutting to the chase, it’s a favorite dish I love to do, especially for potlucks and family […]