Beer-Battered Fish Tacos | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

These beer-battered fish tacos with chilli-lime crema are a quick and easy meal that is full of flavour and perfect on a warm summer’s evening served with an ice cold beer. The countdown is majorly on now. T minus 15 days until we fly out of London. I’m internally stressing that there’s still so much to […]

Lemon Curd | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Sweet and tart homemade lemon curd, made with only four ingredients. It’s an extremely versatile treat that can be used to add a little kick to your yoghurt and granola, as a topping for fruit salad, a spread for your scones or toast, or simply baked into a cake. I think today’s recipe is the perfect way to pay homage […]

Soba Noodles with Vegetables | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Crunchy stir-fried vegetables mixed with soba noodles with a Chinese-flavoured sauce. A great vegetarian dish served hot or cold. So I have some news to share with everyone today! I’ve been sitting on it for a while, but it’s coming up fast, so I feel like it’s time to share. I won’t beat around the bush; Iain […]

Double Chocolate Oreo Bark | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Ridiculously easy double chocolate Oreo bark, made with only three ingredients. A great snack that takes less than 10 minutes to throw together. Are you ready for a super easy recipe today? It’s so easy that I would barely even classify it as a recipe. This Double Chocolate Oreo Bark is perfect for weeks like this […]

Pesto & Haloumi Veggie Burger | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

A vegetarian burger filled with perfectly cooked haloumi, roasted capsicum, zucchini, rocket and topped with homemade basil pesto. An incredible Mediterranean-flavoured veggie burger. Halluuuuuuuu Me! If you don’t say the word haloumi like this every time, then you’re doing it all wrong. Haloumi is one of the greatest things on this entire planet. If it doesn’t excite […]

Basil Pesto - Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Only a handful of ingredients are needed to make the lushest basil pesto you’ll ever taste. It only takes 5 minutes to make, so you have no excuse not to ditch the store-bought stuff. Boy oh boy, have I got a treat for you today. It’s going to rock your world. It’s going to make re-evaluate everything. […]

Oreo-Stuffed Brownies | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Crunchy, chocolate-y Oreos stuffed inside a fudgy brownie. Studded with chocolate chips and you’ve got the best kind of chocolate overload! Hi everybody, I’m baaaaack! Morocco was awesome, thanks for asking! No, but really, we had a really great time. We covered a lot of ground in two short weeks, but it’s such an interesting […]


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