Chilli chicken stew

Serves 2 2 chicken breasts 1tbsp butter 60g seasoned flour 2 red onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 red chilli, sliced 1tsp smoked paprika 1tsp tomato puree 500ml chicken stock Dry the chicken breasts with kitchen roll and then coat with seasoned flour. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the chicken….

Tofu and pepper curry

I’ve been trying out some vegan alternatives recently, such as almond milk instead of cow’s milk or tofu instead of meat. The interest in vegan food has really taken off in the last year with vegan festivals, shops, blogs and Instagram accounts springing up all over the place. It’s something I’ve been trying to incorporate…

Review: Cherry Tree inferno cheddar and Wild Chilli Jam ginger

It’s summer time! And that means food fayres and country shows galore for us Brits. It’s a highlight of my summer, as local producers gather together to show off their produce. Over the years spicy food has really been growing and, even at smaller shows, can now be found in abundance. Two weeks ago I…

Spicy chicken biryani

Serves 2 3 chicken thighs, skin on 1/2 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger, chopped 1 tbsp natural yoghurt 1/4 tsp turmeric 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 green chilli, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 1 stick of cinnamon 2 cardamon pods 1 bay leaf 1 pinch of scorpion chilli powder 200g brown basmati rice…

Product review: Dragon’s egg

Little update from me, the shoots of the chilli plants I planted (second time round) have finally come through! Better late than never. And in more good news, I finally managed to get my hand on a dragon’s egg! No, I didn’t sneak on to the set of Game of Thrones. I picked this chilli…

Apps for foodies and chilliheads

I’ve been a bit ill recently with summer flu (would you believe it) so not much cooking has been going on. Today I bring you a quick list of some handy food apps I’ve downloaded including ones for any cooking enthusiasts, as well as some just for the spicy lovers. All of these apps are…

Ricotta, jalapeno and tomato toast

SPICY BREKKIE ALERT! A busy weekend needs a good start to the day. This certainly did the job. Makes two pieces of toast 2 slices of brown bread 2 tablespoon ricotta 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs (basil or parsley) 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt and pepper 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped 5 cherry tomatoes,…

Product review: Flava-It Ghost Chilli Marinade

Flava-It Ghost Chilli Marinade is a dry marinade that can be added to all meats, but is particularly well-suited to marinading chicken and veg for fajitas! When I saw ‘Ghost chilli’ I was slightly worried the marinade would be too hot for anyone else eating my fajitas, but as the packet says, this family owned British…

Spicy quinoa and prawns

  Serves 2 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 onion, finely chopped 2 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp of hot sauce (I used Blazin’ Saddle) 190g uncooked quinoa 500ml vegetable stock 225g raw prawns 2 tbsp lemon juice Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion, 1 clove of chopped garlic and cook until soft….

Spicy Irish beef and Guinness stew

This recipe is inspired by my recent trip to Ireland and a packet of crisps, to be precise. I went to Dublin to visit family and whilst there we visited the Guinness Factory – a must for tourists. It’s a great place to go and takes you through the history and process of brewing, and…

Growing update: Where are my plants?

Doesn’t the picture look perfect? My own little indoor garden – chillies and herbs. Well, I was proud of myself afterwards…but that was two weeks ago. Still no sign of plant. Usually there’s a little bit of something poking through by now but nothing. I’m hopeful something will show up in the next week otherwise…