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Breakfast in one Sophia stylee

Breakfast in one Sophia stylee Remember my recipe for breakfast in one, well a PROUD moment is when my great mate Sophia makes Breakfast in one Sophia stylee. It really does make my day when you see someone actually using your recipe. It makes my day even more when the one using your idea is the child of our great friends. This is Sophia - hey WELL DONE YOU. I love this. It looks wonderful Sophs, just wish I was there to eat it as well. So my Sophs has used the principle of my recipe to ...

Roasted BBQ vegetables with Parma Ham

Roasted BBQ vegetables with Parma Ham Now comes some rather nice roasted BBQ vegetables with Parma Ham now. I did this one for Ollie's birthday BBQ. Served in little cups so you had individual finger food options. Rather nice i think. "Awesome, but my pee smelt afterwards" Was one piece of feedback from my mate Steve. I assume that's a compliment? Clearly he and asparagus don't get on. This is so so easy to do. Watch that video first, and then the picture is how you want it to look ...

Garlic cheesy bread recipe

Garlic Cheesy Bread Recipe This was a belter. My garlic cheesy bread recipe. A home made little recipe this. Watch the video, but here we go for the recipe. 2 baguette loaves; 2 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic; 1 slab of butter - make sure it's salted; Salt & pepper - a good pinch; and Half a packet of grated parmesan. So easy. Quickly zap the butter in the microwave for 10 seconds, just to melt it down a bit. Then in a bowl whack all the other ingredients with ...

Anchovy & Gherkin Dip

// Anchovy & Gherkin Dip Yep I hear you, I hear you - you are probably all thinking WTF is he up to now right. Let me tell you this little dip with French bread crostinis came out sweet. Mary and Ollie were my testers and they lapped up two bowls each of The Semi-Naked Chef's Anchovy & Gherkin Dip. A little made up number, as always with inspiration, but not a recipe in sight and no ability to taste test, as man do I hate anchovies - unless on a pizza. This is enough for two ...

Breakfast in one

Breakfast in one You will need some muffin or pie tins for this. I used pie tins and just smeared some butter inside to make them double non-stick for when I needed to get the breakfast thing out of the tins when cooked. A new idea from The Semi-Naked Chef, Breakfast in One. Nice. A little play on ones I did earlier from a KF Seetoh post, but I like these ones better. I have added a few things and changed some of the order of prep. Do you think these look better? I did two of these, one ...

Butter Coriander Prawns

BUTTER CORIANDER PRAWNS BY THE SEMI-NAKED CHEF Get your zip lock bags out folks. No need to list this as it is so flipping simple to be honest. Throw in the bag about 20 whole prawns, about half a pack of butter that is soft enough to massage, two bunches of chopped coriander, salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Seriously that's it. Zip up the bag and move the prawns around so they all get nicely coated. Try to leave these marinating for abut 1-2 hours. Sadly I was a little ...

Chili prawns – throw one on the barbie courtesy of Pia Rutherford

A lovely BBQ was held on Saturday down at the pool with our neighbours - The Rutherfords. Pia knocks one out of the park with her chili prawn recipe - BOOM!!! So yep I am nicking it for the Is Life a Recipe blog. Nicely done Pia, these were absolute crackers, loved them!!! You will need a few bamboo skewers, and of course as we're BBQ'ing get your zip lock bags out. Open em up and throw on in; 15 shelled prawns, but leave on the tails; 1.5 teaspoons of olive oil; 3 finely chopped ...

Tomato, mozzarella, basil stackers

Tomato, mozzarella, basil stackers As you may have seen before in previous blogs I have made salads before with mozzarella, tomato, balsamic etc. But today an idea popped in my head as I was preparing for an impromptu BBQ with the Rutherfords. In my hand I had some tomato, mozzarella, basil & my stacking rings. I know I'll do a salad, but let's stack the salad using using my rings. Therein was created tomato, mozzarella, basil stackers A vertical tomato, mozzarella, basil stackers salad ...