Vietnamese Style Leftover Chicken Salad

Gok says: "Whether it’s catering for a dinner party, birthday party, wedding or the biggest celebration in Asia, Chinese New Year, the look and aesthetic of the food we serve is hugely important. The Chinese have a brilliant knack of paring down even the most complicated of dishes, simply serving them on a three-way palette of black, gold and red. When dressing your delicious food to serve to friends and family, adopt as your mantra Coco Chanel’s formidable quote: ‘When accessorizing always take off the last thing you put on.’ If you employ this simple technique to your food, I guarantee it will look as gorgeous as it tastes fabulous. This dish is so versatile, it works both hot and cold.

Chow Down Chicken Noodles

This is a great takeawayish recipe, all the tastes and textures of a traditional Chinese, but with extra crunch and veggies. Use skinless boneless chicken thighs for really juicy tender chicken, much better than chicken fillets. You can make this a vegetarian main meal by swapping out the chicken for extra veggies like courgettes and extra peppers. The real ish ingredient is pale dry sherry, also called fino sherry. This is the closest Western equivelant to Chinese sxhaosing wine which is a traditional rice wine.

Huevos rancheros

From: Rachel Allen: Easy Meals

A spicy, one pot wonder from Rachel Allen.

Spanish mussels

From: Rachel Allen: Easy Meals

Serve with lemon wedges and crusty white bread.

Traditional pancakes with butter and maple syrup

Avonmore provide this super simple recipe to get the kids involved this Pancake Tuesday!

Avonmore strawberry and chocolate filled-pancakes

Served with luscious Avonmore Freshly Whipped Cream

Simplee Costa Rican Pancakes

This easy recipe remind you of tropical sunshine and exotic flavours. I was lucky enough to backpack in Costa Rica and the two things that immediately struck me were the miles and miles of banana plantations and the miles and miles of coconut-strewn, sandy beaches. These two fruits form the basis of my easy and impressive ‘Pancake Tuesday’ Costa Rican pancakes.

Turkey, Leek and Mushroom Pie

From: Four Live

A fantastic way of using up leftover turkey this Christmas.

Spaghetti Bolognaise

From: Four Live

Model Alison Canavan cooks up the classic dish spaghetti bolognese, according to her mum's recipe!

Sausage and red onion soda farls

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Very simple, very tasty and very moreish. I like to use sausages from a good quality butcher as the flavour will always be so much better.




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