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Pork Burger with Cheddar Cheese and Rhubarb and Apple Chutney
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Pork & Cheddar Burger with Rhubarb and Apple Chutney

Woo hoo!! It’s Spring, and that means it’s rhubarb season people! I freaking love rhubarb, it’s just the best flavour this time of year and it’s so easy cook. I grew up with rhubarb crumbles and rhubarb and custard, so I thought i’d turn things slightly on their head and […]

Stuffed Chicken One Sheet Meal for two. Perfect for weeknight dinners
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Stuffed Chicken One Sheet Meal

So it’s been a pretty good week!…I made my first recipe video…all by myself! I’m super chuffed with it and it’s been something I’ve been wanting to do for ages.  Don’t get me wrong, I ain’t winning no Oscar (maybe a Golden Globe though….), but it feels great to do […]

Mini Hassleback Potatoes, 3 ways! Easy to prepare and full of flavour. Perfect for summer parties and BBQ sides.
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Mini Hassleback Potatoes – 3 Ways

If you haven’t heard of hassleback potatoes, where the hell have you been?!  Hassleback recipes turn the humble spud into an awesome, buttery, full of flavour yum time treat, so time to get on that bandwagon! Now everyone knows that food tastes better in miniature form, it’s science, so this […]

Chilli Beef Nachos that are perfect for sharing
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Chilli Beef Nachos

The great Homer Simpson once sang, ‘Nacho, nacho man….I want to be a nacho man’, and who can disagree with him?! Nachos are a favourite dish for so many people.  Easy to make, great to share and they work so well with a few pints of a fine ale. But, they are […]

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 […]