3 Recipes I’m Loving This Month
Food, food, food. Man do I love food.
It’s something that always shocks people that don’t know me too well actually as I have a wicked way of turning down office chocolate and cake like it’s nobody’s business. It’s mainly because I don’t have much of a sweet tooth – show me a sausage roll and it’s a completely different story – but yes, I love my food and I enjoy cooking just as much as I love eating.
Over the last couple of years I’ve pretty much made every evening meal from scratch. I never used to be able to cook at all (my signature dish was a pasta bake from a JAR) but after moving into our own place I learned to cook slowly and steadily. Strangely I seem to have come a particularly long way in the last 12 months skills-wise, it’s like something’s clicked in my brain and I suddenly know nerdy things about cooking. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no Nigella Lawson, but I almost feel like I know what I’m doing.
I might make this a monthly or bi-monthly thing (who knows), but I thought it might be nice to share a few dishes I’ve been whipping up in my little old kitchen as of late.
Here are some of the recipes I’ve been cooking in the last month.
1. Creamy Chicken Cacciatore
I made this for the first time when I had my parents over for food one weekend and I was really pleased with how it turned out. Authentic Italian cacciatore is made slightly differently and doesn’t have cream in it but I personally thought the cream made for a lovely addition. The only adjustment I made to this recipe was using chicken thighs instead of chicken breast. I thought breast meat might be too dry. I found this recipe on The Recipe Critic, click here to take a look for yourself.
2. Jamaican Chicken Curry
I’ve actually only made this once so far but I plan on making it for the second time tomorrow night because I enjoyed it so much. Another really easy but super tasty dish. The first time I made this I also made some Jamaican rice and peas to go with it and it was just divine! I didn’t make any adjustments to this recipe. You can find it on Pickled Plum here.
3. Tomato, Chorizo and Cream Linguine
Not one for the faint-hearted, this is pasta dish is extremely rich and unbelievably tasty but also so simple to make! This one really is a hidden gem, I found it by aimlessly searching ‘chorizo and tomato pasta’ on Google after having some left over chorizo to use up and stumbled across this recipe. The flavours are unreal for such a straight-forward recipe. I think it’s my new favourite! I made one adjustment to this recipe, I chose to swap penne pasta for linguine which worked really well. I found this recipe on BBC Food, take a look here.
I would 100% recommend all three of these dishes to anyone looking for a quick and tasty winter-warmer!
Which will you be trying?