Category Archives: Meat

Sumac Szechuan Calamari

I’m really fussy about seafood. The long and the short of it is I don’t like it. But somewhere in the middle I like calamari and sashimi. Seriously, I love raw salmon, but as soon as you cook it, you’ve … Continue reading

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Sumac and Thyme Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze

This is not your normal roast chicken. I don’t know about you, but I find that 90% of the time roast chicken is boring and bland, and the other 10% of the time it is so salty and fatty I … Continue reading

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Drunken Lamb Stew

I made this stew while studying, which is sort of like being intoxicated; you can’t react appropriately in social situations, there is a complete loss of time, sometimes you’re needy and love everyone, you’re absent minded. Also, crucially, you need … Continue reading

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Chunky Bacon, Corn & Jalapeno Dip

This dip has more balls than an Ikea playpen – it’s not for the faint-hearted. It is absolutely jam packed full of flavour; each mouthful a surprise. Will it be crunchy or soft, sweet or salty, spicy or herby? You … Continue reading

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Bacon and Tomato Breakfast

Are you looking for a quick, easy and delicious weekend breakfast? I’ve got one for you, but you have to trust me on it because it doesn’t look like much but it definitely tastes awesome. This breakfast is deceptive, only … Continue reading

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Healthy Chicken Strips

When you start eating more healthily, there are some foods that you should just forget about except maybe as a once a year treat and other foods that can be brought back to their essence and made healthy and tasty. … Continue reading

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Smokey Chipotle Mince

Today we continue to explore the flavours that Mexico brings to the global food table with smokey mince. This mince is smokey, spiced and completely moreish. It is very simple and often I would add corn and tomato, but I … Continue reading

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Lamb and Quinoa Stew

This recipe is a special request from my dear friend Jen who has been so enthusiastic over the years about my cooking that it was a big encouragement to start the LAB kitchen. Jen has a bag of quinoa like … Continue reading

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Lentils with Bacon, Mushrooms and Sage

Once upon a time… a girl bought a bag of lentils. The girl put the lentils in the pantry with all the other groceries. All the little lentils thought each time the girl opened the pantry that it might be … Continue reading

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Beef Rendang: A Flavour Explosion

I love Malaysian food. It is like every flavour in every mouthful has been condensed in a black hole and then it explodes back out in your mouth. Malaysian food is a perfected experiment with extreme flavour and so it … Continue reading

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