Rabbit and belly pork vindaloo

This is not as strange a combination as you may at first think.  The fat in the belly pork balances the lack of in the rabbit and makes for a very thick and delicious “gravy” for the curry. The first time we made this curry, we followed the recipe and then decided what things we…

Roast chicken and chicken supreme

We roasted a small chicken yesterday, well there is only the two of us after all!  We were lucky enough to have hubby’s favourite potatoes in the potato bag still (Jersey Royals) and some local asparagus and broccoli to go with it.  The cooking juices were used to make the gravy.  Hubby is a leg…

Cuban style beef brisket

Ropa Vieja (Cuban Beef) Recipe from UK Slow Cooker group 900g beef brisket 1 tablespoon oil 500g passata (We didn’t have this, so used a standard tin of chopped tomatoes) 3 peppers diced 2 medium onion diced 6 whole cloves garlic diced 1 jar of green chillies 90g drained (Morrisons do them) (We used fresh…

Spiced pheasant burger!

Super tasty and very filling little burger to scoff.  Pheasant is naturally low in fat so you’ll need to add some pork mince to it too, so you can choose then how much fat you add in. We made these burgers last year for the first time and they were so so tasty we made…

Leftovers, Chinese style beef stew

Back in February, I started off a Chinese beef and hoisin stew in the slow cooker, with winter veg, mushrooms, fresh garlic & ginger.  I was Listening to Radio 2 and looking at how heavy that snow was!  It froze well and was still very tasty today! Marinade stuff 600g beef stewing steak 225g hoisin…

Stuffed green peppers, Mexican inspired beef and rice mix

Sumptuous sweet stuffed green peppers cooked in the slow cooker today.  I was really naughty and threw together ingredients so I’ve done the best I can at remembering what I put in it! Serves 4. 225g white rice, then cooked 4 green peppers, tops removed and used in the mix, and de-seed the middle. 500g…

Finger-licking Piri piri pork ribs with savoury rice

Cracking little dinner tonight inspired by a recipe for piri piri chicken from Immaculate Bite’s website and for their recipe please click here. The savoury rice was made using leftover green pepper, fresh chopped plum tomatoes, onion, vegetable stock pot, cumin and ground coriander for the spices, along with a good helping of fresh cut…

Caribbean rabbit curry with “rice and peas”

This cheeky little curry is inspired by the Hairy Bikers “Chicken and the Egg” book’s Caribbean chicken curry, it’s just that we replace the chicken with rabbit!  You’ll find most recipes can be swapped over.  You’ll need to adjust cooking times, as rabbit needs a little longer than chicken does to soften up, so give…

Spag Bol! (Not terribly traditional!)

One of our favourite comfort foods, it’s such a tasty dish!  It one of those meals that benefits from being cooked in the slow cooker (although there is still some prep work involved in doing that if you want really great results).  This is a great dish to “batch cook” and freeze the leftovers for…

Mushroom and chicken risotto.

Risotto is one of those wonderfully comforting meals made with just a few simple ingredients. I was making a large batch of chicken stock today (recipe and details here) which always makes the house smell wonderful but at the same time makes you crave chicken!  It made sense to me to use some of our…