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…

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…

Hoisin-Glazed Pork Belly with Asian Salad

I think this slow-cooked pork belly might be my new favourite meal. Quite the honour. Which is surprising, considering that I loathe both the taste and texture of fat. Yes, its fat content is high, but because the pork is slow-cooked, a large amount of fat renders out of the pork into the pan below.…