Mom’s Beef Curry with Sliced Banana & Poppadoms

My mother used to serve this curry at dinner parties. She’d make us something else to eat beforehand, and I remember asking why we couldn’t eat what they were having. The answer? “It’s curry, you won’t like it”. Ha! Challenge accepted. This is one of the easiest curries to make, and the sliced banana is…

Crispy Chicken on Garlic & Lemon Linguine

Whoever coined the phrase “winner, winner, chicken dinner” (terrible as it may be) should have been referring to this dish. It seems simple – a little like a varsity student meal – but it couldn’t be more delicious. It’s all about the subtle complexity of the flavours and textures – lemon, garlic, soft pasta, creamy sauce,…

Creamy Spinach Soup with Toasted Almonds

Coming into summer (although is it, really?) isn’t the most obvious time for soup, but there are still plenty of colder evenings. Last night = FREEZING. Or if you have an office as cold as mine, every lunchtime is soup-appropriate. I’m always in the market for a new blended soup – this one is really quick and…

Chipotle Cream Beef Enchiladas

I’ll admit it: this photo was taken the day after. Yes, this is a leftover enchilada. Rarer than a unicorn, the leftover enchilada is a much-prized lunch item. However, they do soak up a lot of their sauce overnight, so their photographic potential is somewhat reduced. For years, Mexican Chicken Enchiladas have been one of my…