Tag Archives: Chillies

Sweet sticky ribs for cold hands

As promised, I thought I’d slip in a recipe more in keeping with the Siberian winds and sheet ice outside. In this harsh climate, the thing to do is embrace your inner cave woman, abandon cold cutlery and devour plates … Continue reading

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Spicy spinach & sweet potato soup for restless legs

Have you heard of Restless Legs Syndrome? Most evenings, and at times when I require my legs to be still, I get an uncontrollable urge to move them.  The resulting spasming is both minor and amusing but the accompanying tingling … Continue reading

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Sweet curried onion, chickpea and mackerel salad

I’ve made this salad twice this week and I’m already looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow. The somewhat utilitarian beigeness of the chickpea, onion and cauliflower is enlivened by the lime, chilli, coriander and spices, resulting in a delicious … Continue reading

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Cod, prawn and pumpkin laksa

There has been a lot of bowl food going down in our flat recently – plenty of stews, soups and curries packed with deep, fragrant spices traditional to countries much closer to the equator yet, thankfully, abundant on Brixton market*.  … Continue reading

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A warm potato salad for a sunny winter’s day

Before the deluge set in that evening, Saturday was one of those beautifully bright and crisp winter’s days – the type of day that always makes me feel dramatic and optimistic. I woke up stupidly early, threw open the curtains … Continue reading

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Camping salads, a tasty stew and a dodgy stir fry.

A few weekends ago I entered the unfamiliar, testosterone-fueled world of formula one racing. The grand prix ticket, which included track side camping, was a birthday present for Raph. I went along to keep the tickets safe, carry the beer, … Continue reading

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Spicy tomato and chilli jam

This zingy jam went down rather well at our secret supper so I thought I’d let you all in on the recipe which I adapted from Good Tempered Food, one of my new favourite cookbooks. I was looking for a … Continue reading

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Amazing fishcakes sans breadcrumbs or potatoes

Time to explain, briefly, the recent glut of carb-free recipes here at Salad Club: I try to follow the GI diet wherever possible which means no refined starchy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, sugar and, very sadly, beer. As you … Continue reading

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Vietnamese beef salad with teriyaki shitake mushrooms

I altered this salad slightly from Nigel Slater’s version in Kitchen Diaries, adding spring onions and using rocket instead of watercress. It was served up for a tired, hungry Raph last night and he adored it – not once bemoaning … Continue reading

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