Tag: chilli


Chilli con carne with coriander cornbread Dine in

Winter is the best time of year for slow cooking and I love it even more when I can cook everything in one pot in the oven for hours, warming the house and scenting the air (and clothes… and hair..!) with the delicious smells of dinner. The warming spices of this chilli con carne are mellowed by the crusty cornbread top which you can use to mop up the gravy. I think there are enough vegetables in this dish for it to be considered a meal, but a side of guacamole doesn’t go astray particularly if you have over-chillied the...

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Creamy pasta with yoghurt, peas and chilli Dine in

I returned home after being away for a week and Stu confidently informed me there wasn’t any food in the house. It was Sunday night and I didn’t feel like cooking anyway so we got takeaway. Monday night I arrived home from work to check out this “no food situation” and was astounded at the bounty in the fridge – a handful of mushrooms, half a bag of almost-past-it spinach, cream, bacon, eggs, parmesan… more than enough to make a delicious carbonara-ish dinner. I hate supermarkets, so after dinner I did my grocery shop online for delivery on Tuesday. However,...

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Slow cooked Mexican pulled pork with black beans Dine in

My slow cooker has been gathering dust for a while now, I go through phases of using it or not and one day last week I decided it was time to pull it out of the cupboard once again. I like the idea of putting all the ingredients in a pot and leaving them to cook all day so I can come home to a cooked meal but my challenge is always getting the liquid ratio right. More often than not I end up with a thin stew soup because the slow cooker is so good at keeping all the...

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