Chicken Soup For The Sole
Chicken Soup For The Sole
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Cooking & Recipes for one
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My Latest Recipes

What I've been cooking recently...
Bombay aloo in a pan with yogurt

Bombay Aloo

Bombay aloo (aka Bombay potatoes) are tender, spicy and hugely flavoursome. These potatoes are super versatile and come together in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken pasanda in bowls with rice

Chicken Pasanda

Mild, creamy and enriched with the flavours of almond and coconut, chicken pasanda has a wide flavour appeal and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. 

Banana Milkshakes with a bottle of milk in the background and a banana

Banana Milkshake

Blending sweet banana with ice-cold milk & vanilla ice cream, this banana milkshake is delicious as is, or can be flavoured with a host of extra things.

Cast iron pan with chicken in black bean sauce on a napkin

Chicken in Black Bean Sauce

A sticky and rich umami sauce clinging to tender chicken and crunchy veg. This chicken in black bean sauce is delicious and easy - the perfect fakeaway!

Peppercorn sauce in a pan with steak

Peppercorn Sauce

Peppercorn sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a juicy steak, or even some roasted veg, or chicken. Creamy, rich & warming, it takes only minutes to make!

Chicken and chorizo risotto dished up onto a plate from a big pan

Chicken and Chorizo Risotto

Try this chicken and chorizo risotto and discover how easy super tasty risotto really is to make at home with a little patience and a few simple tips.

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Meals for every occasion
The most important meal of the day - find a recipe to set you up for the day here...
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Take to work, eat at home, munch on the go - whatever your lunch time looks like, find recipe inspiration here
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Never again will the thought of cooking for one be a chore - browse my selection of dinner time recipes that you'll be excited to come home to
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Looking for something sweet to round off a great meal? Browse my indulgent dessert recipes
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Looking for a side dish recipe to complement a great meal? Look no further...
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Amazing starters, appetisers and snacks to suit every mood...
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Level Up Your Cooking

Tips, Tricks & How To's
Bicarbonate of Soda and baking powder in bowls

Is Baking Powder the Same as Bicarbonate of Soda?

While bicarbonate of soda & baking powder might look alike, they are two very different things. Find out what they are & how to use them properly.

Linguine and spaghetti next to each other

Linguine Vs Spaghetti

What are the differences between linguine vs spaghetti, when should you use one or the other and are they interchangeable?

Creamy sauce in a pan with a wooden spoon

How to Thicken Sauces

Is your sauce looking a bit thin and lacklustre? Read on to find out how to thicken sauces including the pros, cons & typical applications for each method.


Meals for every occasion
Warming, rich and simple soup recipes
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Comforting stew and casserole recipes
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Easy, flavoursome and delicious pasta recpes
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Herbivore? Try some of these beautiful vegetarian recipes
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Healthy, crunchy and vibrant salad recipes for one
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Tender beef, juicy lamb, succulent chicken - browse these great meat based recipes
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About me

Hi, I'm Caroline, I'm originally from the UK and currently living the single life in Dubai. I was a chef for a few years in my past life, during my time at Leeds University and following that, when I spent a short time catering and running a ski chalet in Finland. While being a chef was never a long-term career choice for me, it was a way to earn extra money while studying, while also learning a great life skill at the same time.

As the years have passed I've found it harder and harder to find the time, or the drive, to get home from a long day in the office and cook for myself. I'm on a mission now to resolve that - both to rekindle my love of cooking (which I sadly only really do when I've got guests over) and to also make healthier life decisions for myself. I'll be sharing my recipe journey here in the hope to encourage others to whip up some great tasty and healthy meals and get out of the take away cycle!