Portly Cooks | Stir Fried Garlic Green Beans

1 Pack Green Beans 2 Cloves Garlic 1 tsp Soy Sauce Oil for Frying Trim the ends off the beans and heat a wok until it is smoking hot. For the garlic you can either slice it or crush it or even use granules, it’s up to you. Drizzle some oil in the wok and…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooker Chilli

Serves 2 250g Beef Mince 1 White Onion 200ml Passata 1 tin Adzuki Beans 1 Beef Oxo Cube 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1 tsp Cayenne pepper 1 tsp All Purpose Seasoning 1 tsp Tabasco Sauce 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Dice the onion and fry off with the beef. Mix in the…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooker Harissa Pork Chop

If you are trying to save yourself some time, get yourself a slow cooker and chuck all the ingredients in as you wait for the coffee machine to give you your morning brew. I used a pork chop for mine but this works with anything you fancy. Pork Chop/Lamb Chop/Chicken Thighs 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes…

Portly Cooks | Halibut with Green Bean and Pesto Orzo

Wild Halibut has to be one of the best fish in the sea, well I think so anyway… 200g Halibut Steak 75g Orzo 1 tsp Pesto 50g Green Beans 20g Grated Cheddar 300ml Chicken Stock Start off by heating a large pan or wok, to that add the orzo and a drizzle of oil, make…

Portly Cooks | Slow Food: Sausage and Chorizo Casserole

The weather a few days ago got ever so slightly chillier. I love autumn and winter food, it’s the kind of food that gives you a hug, and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy as you hunker down away from the cold weather outside. This one doesn’t even need any pre-cooking in a pan…

Portly Cooks | Posh Baked Beans with Little Sausages in…

Beans on toast is one of those little indulgences that just makes you feel like a kid again… Even better if there are little sausages in the beans too! This one is a slightly more grown up version of this seemingly British obsession of putting beans on toast. 3 Sausages A thumb sized piece of…

Portly Cooks | Lentils and Lardons

I was out for a wander a few weeks ago listening to an old podcast from BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme, the title, Raising the Pulse. I’ve never really been one for pulses, beans and lentils, aside from the ubiquitous Baked Bean. As a result of listening to the programme, I headed to the…

Portly Drinks | Workshop Coffee | London, UK

Nestled behind H&M on London’s Oxford Street is Workshop Coffee, once we’d found it using Google maps (we’d walked from Hyde Park) our search was well justified. Workshop coffee is a simple coffee shop that reminded me of ones I had visited in Oregon.  I ordered a regular Americano and oh my god it’s the…

Portly Eats | Nanna Mexico | Cambridge, UK

Sometimes you can be disappointed when you go out, it doesn’t happen often but its part of life.  A few days ago I ventured to Nanna Mexico in search of their fabled ‘Big Ass Burrito’. I had heard great things so I decided that is what I wanted. If you’ve not been Nanna Mexico is…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooked Pork, Chorizo and Bean Stew

The slow cooker is a marvellous invention, I really should use mine more. This recipe is an old favourite from a word document I have on my PC saved as ‘Uni Recipes’. It’s literally a chuck it all in and wait and see meal. For this one I used pork chop but it works particularly…