trying new things: pasta with dried chillies, tomatoes and feta

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New year is all about trying new things, and what better way to do that than by experimenting in the kitchen. I’ve never been one for a lot of spice as I was brought up without it, but, slowly but surely, I’m learning that a little bit of heat can add an enticing kick to otherwise less-than-inspiring dishes – without blowing your mouth off! Continue reading

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chicken and chorizo jambalaya

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I’m a lover of all things rice, but don’t worry I’m not going to do a Jamie Oliver and claim that adding chicken and chorizo gives paella (#paellagate anyone?!). No, this is most definitely jambalaya: a dish influenced by both Spanish and French cuisine which actually originates from Louisiana. Although in appearance it may resemble the popular Valencian dish, the real difference is in the spice mix.  Continue reading

easy tomato, red pepper and tuna pasta for tired/lazy people

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It’s been a while since I last posted, but seeing as my summer job in Paris involved writing about food all day every day (which don’t get me wrong, I completely loved) I slightly lacked the inspiration to also do it in my free time. Besides, my food-related vocabulary and imagination were beginning to run a little dry too. (I mean, how many different ways can you describe potatoes?! 25, apparently… http://www.gourmandize.com/article-2405-25-great-ways-to-use-up-leftover-potatoes.htm)

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