Portly Cooks | Chicken and Rocket Noodles

Lunch prep is important not only do you know that you’re guaranteed a good meal in the middle of the day. You can show off to your friends while they tuck into a store bought sandwich and it’ll save you some pennies too! 1 Nest Noodles 150g Chicken 20ml Kikkoman Soy Sauce Handful of Rocket…

Portly Cooks |Comfort Food | Wings

I have a ton of posts about wings on here but yet again… here is another! They’re just so good and up there with my top 3 comfort foods. 4 Whole Chicken Wings 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder Pinch of Salt and Pepper 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper 30 ml Franks Red Hot…

Portly Cooks | Can’t Be Bothered Steak and Egg Baguette

Some nights you really don’t want to try that hard for food. I love faffing around in the kitchen more than anyone but sometimes you need simple fast food. This is where this baguette is a hands down winner. 250g Beef Skirt 3 Eggs Handful of Rocket 1 Soft White Baguette 1 tsp Garlic Powder…

Portly Cooks | Stuffed Peppers | Vegetarian Week

So this is the first post in a series I’m going to be writing. I’m having a go at being a vegetarian for a week. I love Vegetarian food but if I’m honest I’ve always seen it as a way to get some interesting sides for whatever meat i happen to be cooking that day….

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 Cooks | Italian Stir Fry

Some days you look in the fridge and wonder what the hell am I going to make for dinner this evening. This comes from one of those days. After searching through the fridge and discovering a few things I didn’t even realise I had, cobbling together something half decent to eat was next on the…

Portly Drinks | Coffee in Italy

Coffee, along with Pizza, Pasta and Scooters it’s stereotypically Italian. Just look at the big chains like Costa and Starbucks selling the Italian coffee culture to us. I went to a proper Italian cafe/bar for breakfast the other day… you know when in Rome and all that. In broken Italian I managed to get myself…

Portly Cooks | Chicken Thighs, Courgette and Leaves

I’ll get right to the point, this one is only 3 ingredients, and can be ready in about 20 minutes. What more do you need? 2 chicken thighs (de-boned) 1 courgette Handful of salad leaves This can be made for as many people as you need to feed. 2 chicken thighs per person and then…

Portly Cooks | Scallop and Prawn Pasta

I had a craving for pasta, well more specifically a craving for a creamy garlic sauce… the question was, what to put in said sauce. People say that seafood and cheese should not go together, I’m not sure I agree as this dish clearly shows! 3 Scallops 200g King Prawns (shelled etc) 1 cup pasta…

Portly Cooks | Breakfast Options

I’m not breaking the boundaries of modern cooking with these, but its nice to get different ideas for breakfast sometimes. You know, instead of a bowl of cereal or a hastily downed cup of coffee before dashing out the door. These are for when you have a little more time. Eggs on Toast with Proscuitto …