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Caramelised Onion, Halloumi and Pumpkin Puff tart

The ancient and much loved combination of cheese and onion made seasonal with accompaniment of mildly sweet roasted pumpkin and fresh peppery watercress to cut through the lemony notes of the halloumi. I find this a perfect one for  brunch as it can be put together in no longer than 30 minutes with very little washing up :).

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Kale and Potato Curry

A remarkably satisfying vegetarian curry that possess curried savoury flavours through the potato, sweet fresh tones  from the kale flesh and an enveloping spicy base from the mild gravy. Using ingredients that are at their prime during the colder months pairs perfectly with the warming quality that this curry has. As well as being jam packed full of fresh nutrients.

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Viennese Goulash

A superb  delight of Austrian cuisine to warm you on the coldest of nights, and bring sunshine to the rainiest of days. A true labour of love that produces melt in your mouth tender meat stewed in a deep complex array of Viennese flavours. A great introduction into central European food

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Courgette Curry

This is my take on a summer curry [If there is such a thing :)], inspired after recent friends visit to India . A  healthy and homely curry dish that sums up what I love about authentic Indian food, with the added bonus of using readily available cheap ingredients makes it accessible to anyone wherever you are in the world.

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Seaweed coated Trout, Butter Prawns, Coriander Sauce, Soy Reduction and Pickled White Carrot

3 Days to Perfect, 3 Days to Write up,  a labour of love in my eyes.  This dish is my first attempt of creating exquisite food and has opened my eyes to the level of thought that goes into making a truly beautiful dish. Encouraging you to give this a go if your up to it as it may teach you some techniques that you’ve never tried before, as well as being a judge to see if the combination of flavours I selected were up to par or not :). I am proud of this dish, so please, go ahead and use it for inspiration to create one that you are of too.

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Puff Pastry Apple Strudel

This traditional Austrian Dessert is just the thing for the start of the apple season here in England, bringing a touch of class to the dish with the addition of Apple brandy takes it to a whole other level. Incorporating the intimidating puff pastry is made easy using the ready made stuff, keeping you open to making your own however as in taste it is incomparable.

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Crispy Honey Chicken Wings

These Sticky Spicy and Crispy chicken wings are almost too good to be true. A recipe put together by my girlfriend and myself after many attempts makes this a personal favourite. The savoury of the fried garlic accompanied by the Shichimi seven spice is a beautiful combination of Asian flavours, all this balanced by the natural sweetness of honey is just utterly moreish.

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Chinese Egg & Tomato

Probably one of the simplest dishes I’ve posted yet, but as is the case for most simple dishes it has a delightfully homely taste. Most commonly an accompany to a variety of other dishes serve in a Chinese meal but there is no problem of turning this into a meal in itself, parred by some beautiful steamed sushi grade rice.

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Sea bass Curry

A recipe that has been passed down to me by an excellent chef who has had many years’ experience of cooking in the hot plains and bustling streets of Sri Lanka. This has got to be one of my favourite types of curry, the deep spice tones from the roasted curry powder contrasted with the sourness of the tamarind and sweetness of the fish makes it absolutely delicious.

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Vegetable Lo Mein

Noodles, something that takes a lot of practice to get right. Hopefully I will shortcut you through all the failures with this sweet and nutty vegetarian recipe  that has endless variations, the only limit being your imagination. Using the relatively unknown Hong Kong style noodles just gives them that exquisite feel, something you may not associate with a bowl of noodles.

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