Easy chicken and asparagus stir-fry

This is probably my favourite stir-fry and looks as good as it tastes.  It’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t like their Asian cuisine spicy and is also a great way to get the kids to […]

Coconut oil

You will often find coconut oil among the ingredients in the recipes of The Naughty Cook. Not only is the taste delicious, so is the aroma while cooking. Many people prefer it as (arguably) a […]

Beef and pepper stir-fry

I jump at the chance to use any recipe that involves getting the wok out. Simple, basic ingredients, take on a whole new flavour of their own when stir-fried, but there is a definite art […]

Chocolate gingerbread

This recipe was a request by a family member.  They’d been flipping through a copy of Nigella’s Feast and had happened upon her chocolate gingerbread cake, a very Nigella recipe – rustic and erring on […]

Devil’s chocolate chip cookies

These are devilishly delicious! I’ve seen numerous cookie recipes over the years with bread flour added in place of regular flour, the reasoning being that it increases the inner chew and outer crisp.  I don’t […]

St Clement biscuits

For something quite sophisticated, these are incredibly moreish!    It’s rare that I cook a biscuit because I always prefer a soft, chewy cookie, but these are so crisp, so crumbly, with the perfect balance […]

Chewy fruit and nut cookies

I made the mistake of making these cookies, for the first time, late at night, intending them to be a treat for my daughter’s play date the following day.  All I can say is that […]

Ultimate arrabiata

I’ll probably be hunted down by any Italian cook who values tradition, but this pasta sauce  is one of the recipes that I’ve tinkered with over the years and is the one that serves me best.  […]

Rustic cabbage panade

If you want a sneaky way to get the kids to eat their greens, here’s a good one. Heart-warming and rich, it’s ideal from warming everyone up on a cold day. Adding optional cheese will […]

Cheat’s macaroni cheese

My daughter’s favourite meal is mac and cheese and there’s been an occasion when she’s put in a request and I just haven’t had time to knock one together.  Fortunately, my mother came round and […]

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