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Pretzel Chocolate Pots are an easy no bake dessert. Creamy smooth chocolate topped with crunchy pretzel pieces
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Pretzel Chocolate Pots

A few weeks ago, I had a food flashback to chocolate covered pretzels that sadly no longer grace the shelves of the supermarkets – you remember those right?!  I’m a fool for that salty sweet mix of flavours!  Seen as I couldn’t buy them, I turned to my kitchen and […]

Gordon Ramsay's Malaysian Chicken, a beautiful sweet, hot and creamy curry dish
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Gordon Ramsay’s Malaysian Chicken

This week I wanted to share with you one of my go to recipes.  I’m a sucker for Malaysian and Thai flavours, that perfect balance of hot and sweet, with flavour combinations of chillies and coconut milk just does something for me. So here’s one of the most cooked recipes in […]

Salmon and Caviar Appetiser
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Salmon and Caviar Appetiser

A couple of months back I went to a food & wine festival and after consuming a copious amount of free samples, I thought it was the best idea in the world to buy some very expensive caviar! Now obviously I could just have enjoyed it straight with some vodka, but […]

Easy Mussel Recipes
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8 Must Try Easy Mussel Recipes

Mussels are a really amazing ingredient for so many reasons, and you guys really should be cooking more dishes with them! They take no time at all to cook and they are so versatile that they pair easily with many different flavours, you can be much more adventurous than a […]

Ultimate Steak Melt
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The Ultimate Steak Melt

Is there anything more comforting and familiar than a toastie?  Whether it’s made in an old school Brevil, under the grill or in a frying pan, it’s the snack that will give you a big cheesy hug.  This week I decided to up my toastie game with this indulgent steak […]

White Pizza
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White Pizza with Pancetta, Cambozola and Pear

Looking back at my previous recipes, there was one glaring omission; I have never made a pizza!  Comfort food at it’s finest, cheesy goodness stacked on carbs, what have I been thinking?!  One of the reasons I love pizza so much, is because of all the variations out there. You […]

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Bacon & Cheese Bread Bowl

Over the last few weeks, the day job has had to take priority over the blog, but worry not food fans, I’m back with a classic Slow The Cook Down recipe.  My bacon and cheese bread bowl is filthy indulgent and packed full of flavour. Four cheeses, melted together with […]

Savoury Cheesecake with Balsamic Red Onions
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Savoury Cheesecake with Balsamic Red Onions

I first stumbled across savoury cheesecake during my (slight) obsession with ‘Come Dine With Me’ a few years ago.  I like a cheesecake, but I’m much more of a savoury person so this was right up my street!  Savoury Cheesecake is something that I’ve been making a few times a […]

Feta and Squash Cous Cous
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Feta & Squash Cous Cous with Lamb

Happy New Year everyone! If like me, you’ve overdosed on wine, had Pringles for breakfast, and not eaten many green things over the festive period, you may be craving a bit of goodness in your belly! Regular readers will know that Slow The Cook Down isn’t exactly a health blog, […]

Mince Pie Tear & Share
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Mince Pie Tear & Share

Nothing quite says Christmas to me more than a good mince pie, so this week I decided to do a bit of bit of a twist on a festive favourite.  This plate is perfect to share with friends and some warm mulled wine. This is so straight forward to make, […]

Christmas Dinner Burger
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Christmas Dinner Burger

Now I know that burgers aren’t typically festive, but this is my blog and my rules! This Christmas Dinner Burger is perfect fodder to get you into the holiday spirit, with all of your favourite flavours of a Christmas dinner packed neatly in a bun. Lets start from the bottom… […]

Cranberry Sauce with Port and Orange
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Cranberry Sauce with Port and Orange

Yes, I know it’s not even December yet, but here’s the first of my Christmas recipe posts. After all, the key to a stress free day is all in the preparation. Ditch the shop brought cranberry sauce this year and give my port and orange version a go. I can […]

Cheese and Meat Recipe Roundup
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Cheese and Meat Recipe Roundup

Regular readers of my blog will know that I love recipes that combine cheese and meat, whether it’s a burger, a meatball or a stuffed sausage roll! To add to my repertoire, I have asked some lovely food bloggers for their favourite cheese and meat recipes, and boy, they did […]

Food Blogging Birthday
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My First Year Food Blogging!

Wowzers! It’s Slow The Cook Down’s one year anniversary – how time flies when you are having fun! My first year of food blogging has been a massive learning experience, not only in the kitchen but also with photography, writing skills, website creation and the dreaded self-promotion!  It’s true what […]

Steak Tartare
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Steak Tartare with Pickled Shallots

So this weekend I decided to get a little bit fancy pants and put together one of my favourite restaurant dishes, steak tartare. Finely diced, seasoned steak that melts in the mouth, I can’t resist it! There are a few key steps to take when making steak tartare at home.  Get the freshest, […]

A Review-1901 Wine Lounge
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A Review – 1901 Wine Lounge @ Andaz Hotel

The 1901 Wine Lounge is the bar at the boutique Andaz Hotel, and  is situated in the heart of the City of London, less than a two minute walk from Liverpool Street Station.  In the last few years, this area of London has become synonymous with high end restaurants serving […]