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Sri Lankan Pineapple Curry

Home Cooked Sri Lankan Pineapple Curry

I would never have thought to use pineapple as the core ingredient in a curry, even though I’ve enjoyed curries made from pumpkin and sweet potato. But this Sri Lankan pineapple curry, combining fresh ripe pineapple with coconut milk and spices, works beautifully and is an absolute revelation. The recipe comes from Peter Kuruvita’s cookbook ... Read more »

Chinese Chicken Chow Mein by Kwoklyn Wan

Chicken Chow Mein

I rarely order a Chinese takeaway without including a chow mein; who can resist the signature smokey flavour that wok frying imparts to savoury fried noodles? This chicken chow mein from Kwoklyn Wan’s Chinese Takeaway in 5 is straightforward and quick to make – the perfect Chinese fakeaway recipe. Indeed it’s one of the recipes ... Read more »

Mexican Flan

If you’ve ever enjoyed a French crème caramel, Spanish crema volteada or Portuguese pudim flan, you will adore Mexican flan, a superbly rich and silky version of the classic caramel custard dessert. This recipe hails from Mely Martínez’ The Mexican Home Kitchen, in which she shares traditional home-style recipes and memories from Mexico. Read our ... Read more »

Tostadas De Pollo | Mexican Chicken Tostadas

Tostadas De Pollo

This simple recipe is from Mely Martínez’ The Mexican Home Kitchen, a book full of traditional home-style recipes from Mexico. With Mexican ingredients and products such as tostadas and refried beans  now easier to find in the UK, especially from specialist online groceries, this is a quick and simple meal to make at home. Read our full ... Read more »

Hot Chilli Turnip Pickle

Hot Chilli Turnips

Wings and Things by Ben Ford and David Turofsky is full of delicious chicken recipes (including plenty of chicken wings and some great chicken burgers). In addition, the book shares lots of great ideas for side dishes, sauces and condiments such as this easy-to-make hot chilli turnip pickle. Read our full review of Wings and ... Read more »

Lotus Dream | Speculoos Ice Cream Shake

Lotus Dream (Speculoos Ice Cream Shake)

I love Speculoos biscuits (cookies) and speculoos spread (also known as Lotus spread after the best-known brand). In this delicious ice cream shake recipe from cookbook Wings and Things by Ben Ford and David Turofsky, speculoos biscuits and spread are combined with milk and vanilla ice cream to make a deliciously indulgent milkshake with some ... Read more »