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…

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…

Saucy Steak & Mushroom Pot Pies

Once, many many moons ago, I came home very late and very tired, having drunk considerably too much wine, and I found a pie on my bed. My housemate had returned home an hour earlier and had thoughtfully purchased two additional Engen pies for the hooligans still out painting the town red. I can honestly say I have…

Balsamic & Ginger Fillet

You must make this steak. There’s really no other way to start this post. Summer has arrived (finally), and having recently put on a bikini for the first time since April, I have realised that it’s time to eat more salad. And the best way to be enthusiastic about eating more salad is to pair…

Slow-cooked Red Wine Beef with Tagliatelle

I have a small dining room table. It can theoretically seat 6 people, but unless their elbows have been surgically pinned to their sides, realistically it’s best for 4. In fact, my dining room is small too. This means that whenever I have a large dinner party, or host book club, we eat off our…