PW’s Chicken Spaghetti


Recently I have been watching all the great new episodes of Pioneer Woman’s show on Food Network UK. We’re still a few seasons behind the US but we are catching up. They’ve just aired seasons nine and ten here and the recipes look great and I can’t wait to try them. But last night I went with an older recipe. It’s featured in her first book and can be found on her website too. It’s the wonderfully easy, simple and delicious comfort dish Chicken Spaghetti. I swapped out the pimentos for diced red pepper and it still provided a good mix of colours in the dish. I could eat a lot of this meal; it’s so good. I served it with a simple green salad which lightened the meal just the right amount.


There’s still a piece left in the fridge which I am looking forward to eating. Definitely a recipe I want to make again.


And I’m back…with Saturday Salads! Tonight: Greek Panzanella Salad


Apologies on being away so long.

And Happy New Year!

I have so many recipes and food ideas and discoveries to share but amongst other things the magnitude of completing my second year at university and beginning the third has kept me from posting.

But I’m back and tonight I’m introducing you to a new trend in my house: Saturday Salads. I’m not sure how long it will last but for over a month now I’ve been making salads for dinner on Saturday night. They’ve been main course salads mostly with one side salad for pasta appearing amongst them.

Tonight’s salad is a vegetarian treat: Greek Panzanella Salad. Yummy!

I searched around and did some research before choosing a recipe to follow. I went with Ina Garten’s recipe. It can be found here on Food Network:


I halved the recipe and used ciabatta bread to make the croutons instead of the bread listed. The salad tasted amazing and would be a great dish for the summer and as a side to chicken or fish or lamb.

More posts are on their way.

Until then, enjoy!



Hello Again

It has been a long time since I posted on this blog and hopefully new recipes will be appearing soon. But this quick little post is to tell you I’ve started a new blog for my undergraduate History degree. Here’s the link if you are interested: A Young Academic’s Blog. You’ll have to visit it to see what it’s about. Enjoy!

Cold Meatloaf with Squashed Tomato & Pepper Salsa and Rocket in Ciabatta Rolls


On Mondays I make lunch for me and my mum to have on Tuesday. Last Monday I made meatloaf and a tomato and pepper salsa from a recipe from BBC Good Food. The recipe can be found here: I halved the recipe and used ciabatta rolls and rocket to make up sandwiches which I kept in the fridge overnight till the next day. The salsa tastes absolutely amazing as does the meatloaf. The salsa would be great with other foods too and you can adjust the amount of chilli flakes to your liking. I spread the salsa on two cut ciabatta rolls and then layered the rocket and meatloaf slices to make a sandwich before wrapping them up to eat the next day. Enjoy!



Soy and Honey Chicken with Coconut Brown Rice


Last Tuesday, I made a wonderful meal. It was easy to make and the steps were straightforward. It tasted really good too. This recipe comes from Monica Galetti and she cooked it on Food & Drink a few weeks ago. The recipe can be found here: I used desiccated coconut instead of coconut oil which I mixed into the rice before serving. Enjoy!

Mozzarella & Winter Fruit Salad

On Saturday, I made a really good salad using blood oranges and mozzarella. The recipe is from Jamie Oliver’s website and can be found here: Enjoy!


Braised Chicken with Kale

Yesterday, for dinner I made a wonderful meal of baked chicken legs braised with kale. The recipe is from Cooking Light and can be found here: I served the dish with roast potatoes but I think it would be great served with rice. I also added a bay leaf to the pot before baking the dish. I will definitely be making this meal again. It was very easy to make and tasted amazing. Enjoy!




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