Portly Cooks | Spiced Lamb Mince and Orzo

I got a new spice mix the other day and used this dish as an experiment and it worked really nicely. Don’t worry if you can’t find Lebansese 7 Spice, you can sub it out for Harissa Spices/paste and this will still work perfectly. 100g Lamb Mince 65g Orzo Half a courgette (diced) 1 Tomato…

Portly Cooks | Breakfast Hash

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I have to be honest I rarely eat it, feeling that an extra half an hour in bed is better than making toast at 5:30. That being said though at the weekends when we all have a little extra time it is nice…

Portly Cooks | Paella

Paella is one of the classics and this version of mine is super simple, I guess it’s not really a paella but it has the same flavours. 1 cup Rice Pinch of Saffron (if you don’t have it don’t worry) 1 Chicken Oxo Cube 1 cup White Wine 1 tsp Tomato Puree / 1 tbsp…

Portly Cooks | Jazzed up, store bought noodles

I cheated a little bit with this one, I bought those packs of chicken flavoured noodles you can get from supermarkets. If I’m honest Tom Yum Shrimp flavour was a university staple when I was a student. It’s quite easy to jazz up those store bought noodles though. 2 Packs Chicken flavoured noodles 25ml Kikkoman…