Portly Cooks | Chorizo and Eggs

Brunch is probably one of the best meals ever, so when you’ve some time at the weekend or otherwise (you lucky people) try this one to munch whilst reading the paper sipping an espresso. ½ Bell Pepper Thumb sized piece of Chorizo 2 Eggs Handful of Rocket Bread for toast Thinly slice the pepper and…

Portly Cooks | Quick Beef Stir Fry

Sometimes you need a quick bite to eat before heading back out the door this one is perfect for that, quick to prep and cook, you’ll be eating in ten minutes (ish). 200g Beef Skirt Steak ½ Red Pepper ½ Beef Oxo Cube Handful of Salad Leaves 1 Egg Knob of Butter Thinly slice the…

Portly Cooks | Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Skewers

Dead simple skewers for the BBQ. Who doesn’t love stuff on a stick? 1 large Chicken Breast 4 Skewers Pepper Onion 2 tbsp Sun Dried Tomato Pesto ½ tsp All Purpose Seasoning 1 freezer bag Cut the chicken into bitesized chunks and put it in the freezer bag.  Add the pesto and all purpose seasoning…

Portly Cooks | Sweet and Sour Chicken Noodles

Sweet and Sour Chicken is a classic take-out dish, it’s super easy to make at home too! 1 Chicken Breast 20ml Honey 20ml White Wine Vinegar 15ml Soy Sauce 40ml Ketchup 1 nest Wholegrain Noodles ½ Red Bell Pepper 2 leaves Savoy Cabbage Cut the chicken into strips and stir fry in a hot wok…

Portly Cooks | Pan Seared Fillet Steak with Bell Peppers

Keeping it simple is sometimes the best thing to do. You want to make the few ingredients you do use shine out as stars of the show. This one does just that. 1 Fillet Steak 50g Red, Yellow and Green Bell Peppers ½ Red Onion 20g Butter First off pat the steak dry on some…

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 Cooks | Colourful Sides

“Colour… The vivid, pulsating miracle that gives substance to shadow” is a line from ROYGBIV by Public Service Broadcasting. Now, I’m trying to go that in depth, what I am trying to do though is give you something that will brighten your plate and uses up all that stuff in the fridge you’re not sure…

Portly Eats | Aromi | Cambridge, UK

Aromi in Cambridge always has a queue out of the door whenever I have walked past.  Finally I braved the line and got myself some fabulous pizza. I’ll be honest my pizza is normally delivered to my house by a guy on a scooter, that is when they can find my house but that’s another…

Cauliflower ‘Couscous’

So the Cauliflower experiment continues.  I’ve cooked it Buffalo Style, which I have to say was a revelation! I’ve also pan fried it in a kind of ‘steak’. But now it’s the time for Cauliflower ‘Couscous’.  This idea has been around for a while and seems to have come about from the idea of swapping…