Healthy Broccoli Soup with Spicy Sunflower Seeds

IMG_5348Spring is officially in the air, I have returned to Manchester and there are actually some people walking around BARED LEGGED, what a novelty. It’s really great as I don’t have much work on at the moment so I get to sit in my kitchen pottering about on my laptop staring out of the big windows at all the students, families and local lunatics on my street making the most of the sun….

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Rhubarb and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

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I’ve just come back from a week surfing in Portugal with the University surf club which was such a fun time. There were more than 40 of us staying in a huge villa with its own pool and outside bar. Despite a bit of dodgy weather at the beginning of the week we spent all day surfing and chilling on the beach followed by amazing dinners…

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Roast Chicken Thighs with Chorizo and Orange

chickIn the battle of the poultry cuts chicken thigh beats breast hands down. It has a slightly darker meat that is much more moist and full of that real chickeny flavour. This is a dish that I have cooked a few times and I always make sure to get the thighs with the skin on and bone in. By grilling the thighs first the skin will turn deliciously crispy and help to hold in those yummy chicken juices.

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