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Instant Classic Pancake Mix

Instant Classic Pancake Mix

A classic no fail, simple pancake recipe. The batter is the perfect consistency so you can make neat round pancakes every time. A staple to pop into your RecipeTin app. Make a mix up and store it in a jar ready to use – just add the wet ingredients then shake! 

A classic, no fail pancake recipe. #breakfast #pancake #hotcake #best

I googled “pancake recipe” and came up with 15.4 million hits. So now it’s 15,400,001. I treat my blog as my personal cookbook, and it…

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Hummus with Lamb

Hummus topped with an aromatic lamb mince is a traditional dish from the Middle East. Whether as a starter or a small meal, this is a show stopper hummus. If you haven’t tried this before, you’re in for a real treat!



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Middle Eastern Lamb and Lentil Rice Pilaf

Middle Eastern Lamb and Lentil Rice Pilaf

This pilaf is so aromatic that you’ll be transported to a Moroccan spice market. With a surprising amount of greens “hidden” in the pilaf, this is a complete meal made in one pot with an “A” Grade nutrition rating. Just 10 minutes of active effort, a fabulous midweek meal to pop into your RecipeTin app!

A complete meal (Nutrition Rating "A"), superbly aromatic, only 10 minutes prep. #middle_eastern #arabic #rice #pilaf


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20 Essential Salad Dressings

20 Essential Salad Dressings

20 essential salad dressings – from my back pocket into yours! (If you pop this in your RecipeTin app, I mean that literally!)

Summarised on one page, 7 classic vinaigrettes, Italian, Greek, French, Asian, coleslaw, potato salad, green goddess + more. #salad_dressings
Clockwise from top left: Pea Cabbage Mint and Parmesan Salad, Asian Vermicelli Noodle Salad, Green Goddess Dressing (recipe below), Coleslaw dressing (recipe below), Mrs Brodie’s Potato Salad, French Vinaigrette (recipe below)

This is a handy quick reference for…

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Quite often on a Sunday I’ll marinate a bunch of meat for the coming week (or two), most of which I freeze. For such occasions I would refer to various scraps of paper (and even napkins) I had stuck on my fridge with various marinade recipes on them – ranging from a classic steak marinade, an Italian chicken one, a Mexican marinade, simple marinades for fish, and various Asian marinades.


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Mrs Brodie’s Bacon Potato Salad

Mrs Brodie’s Bacon Potato Salad

Not just another potato salad….a “must add” into your RecipeTin app. The secret step is pouring French Dressing over the cooked potatoes while they are still warm so the potatoes absorb the vinaigrette flavour. 

Pouring French Dressing over the hot boiled potatoes makes this a sensational potato salad! #potato #salad

This is Mrs Brodie’s Bacon Potato Salad recipe. You know who Mrs Brodie is, don’t you? Everybody knows Mrs Brodie. She’s just like you. Like your mum. Like your grandmother. A cook who’s…

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Quiche Toast Cups

These are made using sandwich bread, filled with a quiche mixture made with eggs, bacon, onion and cheese. Who can resist these cute little bites?


I love quiche, but I don’t usually have ready made pastry in stock, and it is even rarer that I attempt to make pastry. So this is my way of making mini quiches – using toast cups made with sandwich bread. I didn’t do a very good job of pressing the…

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Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

You can get this steaming bowl of Cream of Chicken Soup on the table in 15 minutes WITHOUT using a can of Heinz!

Homemade is so much better than from a can. Smooth and creamy, not floury at all which many recipes tend to be. #soup #chicken #creamy


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Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

Remember the red and white can from your childhood? Heinz Cream of Chicken Soup. You’ve gotta try the homemade version. No preservatives. 10 minutes. Pantry ingredients. Smooth and creamy – not floury. The real deal. You’ll never have that red and white can in your pantry again.

A proper version that smooth and creamy and not at all floury which most recipes tend to be.


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Asian Vermicelli Noodle Salad

Asian Vermicelli Noodle Salad

This is a refreshing noodle salad that is quick to make and super healthy at only 170 calories per serving. It goes perfectly with a simple grilled main such as Vietnamese Grilled Pork Cutlets or Grilled Miso Glazed Eggplant to make a complete meal. The dressing is made with traditional Asian ingredients and is very neutral so will suit most Asian cuisines, including Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese,…

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