Home style Onion Curry

So I’m told this is a traditional curry by an old colleague. It tastes so flavoursome yet mild too so it’s great for little ones. 

Start by placing a large onion in a mini chopper along with 50ml of water then blend to form a paste.

Next dry fry a stick of cinnamon along with 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds and teaspoons of fennel seeds (optimal – add 1/4 teaspoon of dried chilli flakes for about 30 seconds before adding the onion paste and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes until the onions brown and the water evaporates. Next add a crushed clove of garlic and some grated root ginger – approx the size of your thumb. Cook for another couple of minutes before adding 1 teaspoon of the following: sugar, turmeric and garam masala. 

Next add a standard sized tin of chopped tomatoes and simmer on a medium high heat for 8-10 minutes

Finally, add 8 diced skinless, boneless chicken thighs and 250ml of chicken stock and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked. 

Serve with some steamed basmati rice

Tomato and Thyme Cod

This is definitely an after work dish, it takes 15 minutes but taste delicious

First dice an onion and sweat on a medium heat with a little olive oil for 5 minutes. Next add a tin of chopped tomatoes, a teaspoon of brown sugar, a tablespoon of soy sauce and a teaspoon of dried thyme, continue to cook for a couple of minutes then add some seasoning, stir, then lay your fillets of cod on top. Cover the pan and simmer for 7-8 minutes until the fish is cooked and serve with some crushed garlic new potatoes or rice and some greens 

Breakfast Muffin

Start your day with a yummy and filling breakfast! Eggs, spinach, salmon.. what’s not to like?

Start by toasting a breakfast muffin, meanwhile melt a teaspoon of butter in a pan then add 2 large handfuls of spinach, allow the spinach to wilt then season and turn the heat off. Next, poach an egg, – I can’t say I’m particularly good at this so I don’t have any tips but I generally stir a pan of boiling water to make a votex and then drop the egg in there and cook for 5-6 minutes. Whilst the egg is cooking begin to as assemble

First butter your muffin then add the wilted spinach, next add a few layers of smoked salmon and once the egg is done add the poached egg