Category Archives: Recipes

Triple Chilli Chaat

Triple Chilli Chaat

Triple Chilli Chaat

Wonderful weather. Dry, sunny, slight sea breeze.

Meh, what’re you gonna do?

More importantly, what’re you not gonna do?

What you most certainly aren’t going to do is spend, as the bard of Whalley Range so perfectly put it, “warm, Summer days indoors…”

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Prosciutto, Date, And Nut Salad

Prosciutto date and nut salad

Prosciutto, date, and nut salad

The Paleovirtus womenfolk were having steaks.

I’d had a largish lunch, and couldn’t quite see myself managing a whole lump of beef.

I wanted a salad, but something with a bit of body behind it, if you follow.

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Baked Sweet Potato

Baked sweet potato

Baked sweet potato

The trouble with cooking is that even the simplest of tasks can unexpectedly end up going wrong.

British cookery writer Delia Smith famously went to great lengths to instruct the nation on the finer points of boiling an egg. Even something so seemingly easy as dunking an object in hot water for a specified period of time has to be done correctly.

Many a slip between cup and lip, and all that.

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Chicken And Walnut Curry

Chicken and walnut curry

Chicken and walnut curry

Bit of an oddball, this one.

The dish came about because I had to re-plan at very short notice.

Generally speaking, for me, at least, when I’m placed in a situation like this things either turn out exceptionally well, or I end up sobbing over inedible slop.

Thankfully, this dish fell into the “Hallelujah, a triumph!” category.

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Breakfast Berries

Breakfast berries

Breakfast berries

I noticed the bright colours of the packaging first, which, being profoundly colourblind, isn’t something that happens terribly often.

There they were, sandwiched between the blueberries and the mango chunks in the frozen fruit section, a new “exotic” berry mix.

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Roast Lamb

Roast Lamb

Roast Lamb

This is the sort of cooking I absolutely adore.

It feels as though you’re restoring a direct link between the present day and that almost mystical point in our ancient past, when our species first harnessed fire.

Strip away the modern magic, and you’re back to square one, the bare essentials so to speak, letting the elemental forces of heat and time transform the crude and near inedible into the utterly delicious and ethereal.

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South East Asian Pork Casserole

South East Asian pork casserole

South East Asian pork casserole

“Pork”, said Mrs. Paleovirtus.

Asian pork”, she added, for purposes of clarification.

“Casserole, if you please”, opined Paleovirtus Jr.

I asked the cat if he’d like to chuck his tuppenceworth in, but he just sat there, slow-blinking, which I took as a sign that he was happy enough with things as they were, probably because he had his own lamb and chicken dinner to fall back on.

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