Portly Cooks | Canarian Potatoes

I first had these in the Canary Islands way back when. They are an amazing side dish they go well with most Mediterranean dishes. In the Canaries they serve these bad boys with a chilli garlic sauce which is fab and goes by the name Mojo Rojo. 8 New/Salad Potatoes Boiling water enough to cover…

Portly Cooks | BBQ Spice Rub

Who doesn’t love a good BBQ? Eating outside in the summer sunshine with tasty food and good company, I love BBQ food especially for the smokey flavour everything takes on.  I think it’s a primal thing that triggers memories of our distant ancestry when everything was cooked on a fire. When I think BBQ I…

Portly Cooks | Beef and Rice Stir Fry

Lunch can be a pretty boring affair sometimes, just an endless game of what can I put between two slices of bread to munch at my desk while I secretly watch YouTube videos at work.  Well it doesn’t always have to be like that, you can actually have something tasty, super quick and easy to…

Portly Eats @ Blue Star Donuts, Portland, OR

‘Donuts’ for Grownups is emblazoned on the wall as you walk into this fabulous little store on NW 23rd Avenue in Portland, OR.  They strive to provide quality over quantity, with a recipe from the south of France that takes a whole 18 hours to come to fruition. There is a hell of a lot…

15 hour Slow Cooked Lamb Tagine

Tagine, I love it and first tried it a few years ago. Since then I’ve made it a few times and have never really followed a recipe, everything in the list below was pretty much in my cupboard. The only thing I had to buy was the Lamb Chops themselves. Lamb Chops Red onion Bacon…