Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake (#69)

I am aware that the desserts do get the hearts aflutter on this blog. They do get so many more likes. I often find this a shame, as the main courses could probably be well described as the raison d’être for the blog. I will gladly, happily, gleefully, make an exception for this recipe however. I…

Pancetta and pea orzo (#67)

Truth be told I’ve been making this one for ages. The post has sat in my drafts for ages and Lord knows why I’ve neglected to publish it. Potentially because at one point I made it with such regularity. This was my first foray into cooking with orzo and I will never look back. My…

Quick lamb ragu with linguine (#65)

It was only a matter of time before I returned to something incredibly familiar. And what could be more familiar than a ragu? As much as I love experimenting with food every so often you just want something you know you’ll like. The original recipe is for two, so below is a write up of…

African drumsticks (#63)

This one is a little bit left field. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve cooked any food unambiguously from the African continent, and definitely not any sub-Saharan cuisine.  But what else is this blog for? What really won me over is the ability to make far ahead of time. A week ahead even! Simply combine…

Indian-spiced chicken & potato traybake (#60)

The smell that comes from the oven after only 10 minutes of cooking this traybake is to die for. I know, I know. I promised to stop cooking solely from At My Table but it was just so hard not to. I’m on annual leave until the end of the month, but this week I don’t…

Maple roasted plums with sweet cinnamon yoghurt (#59)

One thing I will say is please check your store cupboard before going to buy ingredients. I now have two nearly-full bottles of maple syrup. Nevertheless, despite my entirely unnecessary £4.30 purchase, I give this dish a big thumbs up. As this is my third At My Table recipe in a row, I promise I will…

White chocolate cheesecake (#58)

It’s time to say hello to a cheesecake that is guaranteed to win over any white chocolate skeptic. Although I do wonder. Who are these people?! I do quite understand that it’s more of an acquired taste, with most people in love with the soft but sweet flavours from milk chocolate. But the sheer luxury…

Meatballs and orzo (#57)

I’d had my eyeballs focused on these meatballs for months. Nigella’s At My Table really is a wonderful book that I love exploring. The picture in the book just grabbed me. To some extent, it’s a classic tomato, pasta and mince dish which is why it feels so incredibly familiar. The colour is so inviting. But…

Chocolate chip cookies (#56)

Yes, I’ve made these before in my life, but I’ve gone past recipe number 52 and quite frankly these are so damn good that you’re not gonna stop me from posting these. It’s a Nigella bake. Of course it is! Nothing goes to plan like a Nigella bake. I’ve now made these twice, and I…

Sweet potato macaroni cheese (#53)

Macaroni cheese is boring. There, I said it. I love cheese, I love pasta. But, both of them are sublime carriers of, or additions to, so many other wonderful flavours. Just having a big bowl of it, even for the cheese-obsessed pasta-crazed human that I am, seems a tad dull for dinner. Then enters this…

Cappuccino pavlova (#52)

What a journey it has been! I’ve finally got round to posting the magical fifty-second recipe. I can’t quite believe it. Admittedly it took just over 18 months rather than one year, but I’ve got so many other meals and bakes that I’ve made but not written up that I’m afraid the blog is just…

Rocky road (#50)

Getting there. Getting there. 18 months and not 12, but hey ho. It’s been fun. So I hope no one is in the mood to hold my feet to the fire for not reaching 52 new recipes by the end of 2017. Now this is a dessert recipe that has got the office going crazy….