Spicy Beans with attitude!

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Baked beans are a staple in many British households but sometimes I want more zing and these Spicy Beans with attitude certainly deliver! This is a fantastically simple recipe and great for either ladling on a slice of toasted sourdough or as an interesting side to a BBQ. Try these with our Street Chicken and some spicy wedges for a real treat! All the …

Walnut Basil Pesto

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Pesto is one of the most versatile things you can have on hand and can make so many different meals & our Walnut Basil Pesto is a super easy way to get massive flavour for very little effort. The classic way to eat it is tossed with hot pasta but it’s delicious spread over some fish before roasting, added to a soup …

Pairing spice with wine: Spicy Taco

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GUEST POST from Simon Wright: Pairing Spice with wine! After doing the ‘Eat Cambridge’ show in May, we were contacted by Simon Wright who manages a wine shop and writes a wine blog. He was interested in coming up with some pairings for our spice to give people a deeper understanding of how different spices work well with wines and craft …

Quick & Creamy Prawn Curry

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You’ll know by now that we’re a fan of simple so long as there’s massive flavour!  Sometimes we’re in the mood for spending an hour or two cooking up a great curry, roasting & grinding the individual spices & layering the flavours, really taking our time – but, hey, it’s (usually) the weekend though, right? Mostly though we just don’t …

Homemade Burgers

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If you’ve always had shop-bought burgers because you thought making your own was either more expensive or long-winded, you’re in for a surprise. Making your own takes, literally, 5 minutes of actually doing something, together with a few hours of leaving something in the grudge. If you can manage 5 minutes of effort, I don’t think you’ll ever go back …

Spicy Duck Noodle Broth

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We’re big fans of spicy noodle broths and one made with leftovers is even better in our book. Quick, simple to prepare and virtually free it can be made with what should be store cupboard ingredients. Either keep it simple for a light lunch or add a few more things for a more substantial meal. After you’ve eaten it, you’ll …

Linguine with Spicy Sausage & Herb Breadcrumbs

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This is an incredibly simple & tasty dish, perfect for a light lunch or supper & ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta. A lot of people go for the usual tomato sauces with pasta. Quite often though we prefer something, well, lighter but still full of flavour. Tomato sauces are fine, but they can be a …

Simple Fish Pie

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Fish pie is one of those luxurious, comforting dishes that always looks far more complicated to make than it is. Apart from being great for entertaining, with your guests thinking you’ve spent hours in the kitchen, it can also be an incredibly cheap dish to make. One great tip is to have a ‘fish pie bag’ on the go in …

Street Chicken – food with attitude!

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This is an incredibly simple dish and really shows the flexibility of our rubs. Substitute the chicken for chunky fish fillets or even camembert or brie wedges if you prefer and feel free to add your own personal touch to the mixture too. Spicy breadcrumbs are so easy to make and any leftover can simply go in the freezer for …