I love to cook, mainly because I love to eat.
I mainly cook Italian, Chinese, Indian & French cuisine. I also bake my own bread. For normal everyday cooking, I rarely cook anything that takes longer than 30 minutes.
For special occasions I cook more complex dishes which take longer.
I hate cooking from recipes. I like to understand how to cook things, so that I can cook without referring to the recipe, and can adjust it according to what ingredients I have, and any preferences, allergies or food-fads that the people for whom I am cooking may have.
Below, you can read some of my favourite recipes. Click on the links to see the recipes.
A word of warning: I tend not to measure ingredients when cooking, and Sheryl and I like our food spicy, so the quantities in the recipes below should be taken as guidelines only.
|Italian:||Spagetti Carbonara||Spagetti Bolognese||Pasta Chorizo||Pasta Vongole|
|Calves Liver with Pasta||Insalata Caprese||Fettuccini Alfredo||Penne with Ricotta, Zucchini & Mint|
|Tagliatelle with Green Asparagus, Prawns & Sun Dried Tomatoes||Penne al Arabiata||Risotto (several variations)||Baked Feta And Tomato Pasta (the viral recipe from TikTok)|
|Pasta Cacio e Pepe (sheep's cheese and pepper)|
|Asian:||Duck in Black Bean Sauce||Hot & Sour Beef||Sweet & Sour Prawns||Chicken with Oyster Sauce|
|Turkey Satay||Chicken Redang||Cashew Chicken||Chicken Badam Pasanda|
|Thai Chicken Ramen||Pumpkin Coconut Curry||Butter Chicken|
|European & American:||Quick Chili Con Carné||Christmas Stuffed Goose||Stuffed Braised Trout||Moules Marinière|
|Shepherds Pie||Club Sandwiches||Poached Eggs||Meat Stew|
|Mustard and Tarragon Chicken||Cheesy Mushroom and Spinach Puff Pastry Roll||Mushroom, Black Bean and Barley Soup||Kohlrabi Fritters|
|Croque Madame||Cherry Tomato and Cheese Galette|
|Crossover:||Pasta with Prawns/Scallops & Cream|
|Bread, Cakes, Cookies & Desserts:||Malted Bread Rolls||Chocolate Brownies||Scones||Bread & Butter Pudding|
|Sauces and Dips:||Tartar Sauce||French Onion Dip|
In addition I heartily recommend Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cookery (a BBC publication), in which most of the recipes take no more than 30 minutes.
Sheryl is also a big fan of allrecipes.com.