Red kidney bean, rice and mince burritos

These red kidney bean, rice and mince burritos are usually one of Ryan’s dishes, but I decided to give the recipe a try! You will need 400g mince meat 1 cup long grain rice 1 tin of 420g kidney beans, drained 1 tin of 400g chopped tomatoes 1 cup of cold water Grated cheese to serve 1 packet mix of chilli powder (I used Schwartz hot chilli con carne) 8 tortillas Method Add rice and a pinch of salt (if required) to a large pan of boiling water. Stir once then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes […]

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Sausage and bacon pasta

A quick and easy recipe for sausage and bacon pasta (you could also use spaghetti). You will need     250g pasta or spaghetti     250g bacon, chopped and cooked     500g sausages     olive oil for frying     1 jar (500g) tomato pasta sauce (or make your own) Mixed herbs Method Cook the pasta / spaghetti according to packet directions, usually 10 minutes in a saucepan of boiling water. Drain well and set aside. Cook the chopped bacon in a frying pan till crisp, drain the excess fat and remove from the pan. In the same pan, cook the sausages. […]

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Dinosaur cookies

With the release of Jurassic World this month, I made these Dinosaur cookies to celebrate. Jurassic Park was one of my favourite films as a child and I’ve been excited to see the new film since I heard it was in production. You will need 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 Egg(s) 2 cup Sugar 2 cup Butter 6 cup Flour Cookie Cutter(s) Method Preheat the oven to 180°C Begin by combining the butter and sugar. Keep mixing until it looks light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla: Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract, make sure they’re mixed in […]

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Tuna and Bacon Pasta Bake – Recipe

I’ve been getting back into cooking and baking lately, with dishes like lasagne, burritos, enchiladas, brownies and a Tuna and Bacon Pasta Bake. The latter was a first for me. I think having my own kitchen again helps – recently moved into a 2 bedroom flat – before that we were in a shared property… I digress. Here’s how I made the Tuna and Bacon Pasta Bake: Ingredients 500g pasta Jar of tomato and basil sauce or make your own 1 tin tuna – drained 1 pinch seasoning (salt, pepper, pasta/pizza herbs) 70g cheese, grated 2 rashers of bacon – […]

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Gluten free brownies

Artur is trying to eat gluten free at the moment, to find out if his is intolerance is due to gluten or other types of food. This is one of the gluten free desserts I’ve made him recently. Wish I’d took a better photo of these as they were delicious! You will need 100g butter 200g caster sugar 2 eggs 50g chocolate, melted 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 150g chocolate chips Method Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. […]

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Gingerbread house

For the past two Christmases and for Halloween last year, I’ve baked, assembled and decorated a gingerbread house. I’d like to share my go to gingerbread house recipe. You will need Pinch of Salt ½ cup Syrup ¼ cup Butter ¼ tsp Baking Powder 2 tsp Cinnamon 2 tsp Nutmeg 3 tsp Ginger 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar 1 Egg 3 cups Plain Flour Royal Icing in a piping bag Various sweets Method Beat together the brown sugar, eggs, butter and syrup. Add the dry ingredients and mix well to form a tick dough. Wrap in cling film and put […]

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