60 Interesting Psychological Facts That Explain Why We Are The Way We Are

Ever wondered why you feel the way you do, or do the things you do? The way your mind functions has a lot to do with the way you are, and the things you do. It’s amazing how every ‘unique’ mind, at some level, functions similarly. Here are 60 facts about our psychic that are a clear indication of why things happen to us the […]

Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken

Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken

Ingredients Kosher salt Cold water One 3 1/2-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup minced onion 2 large garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons pure ancho chile powder 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup tomato paste 2 tablespoons unsulfured […]

Big Bob Gibson’s Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

Big Bob Gibson’s Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 cup hickory wood chips One 3 1/2-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces Vegetable oil, for brushing Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar 1/4 cup apple juice 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper How to Make It Active Time 15 MIN Tota lTime 50 […]

Red Wine BBQ Chicken

Red Wine BBQ Chicken

Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing 2 shallots, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup ketchup 1 cup Pinot Noir 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, seeded and minced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Kosher salt Pepper 12 mixed chicken drumsticks and thighs How to Make It Active Time 30 MIN Total Time 1 […]

Baked Spaghetti

Ingredients Cooking spray, for greasing pan 6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 clove garlic, minced  1 medium onion, chopped  1 bell pepper, chopped  Three 14 1/2-ounce cans diced tomatoes with liquid  One 2 1/4-ounce can sliced black olives, drained  1 to 2 tablespoons dried oregano  1 pound ground beef, browned and drained  12 ounces thin spaghetti, cooked and drained  […]

BBQ chorizo potato salad

BBQ chorizo potato salad

  Print BBQ chorizo potato salad Ingredients 750g new potatoes, halved if large 4-6 large cooking chorizo(or 12 small ones) 150ml soured cream 3 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 celery stalk, finely diced (optional) 1 tbsp dill, very finely chopped Instructions Put the potatoes in a pan of cold salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 mins […]

Soy & butter salmon parcels

Soy & butter salmon parcels

Ingredients 2 tbsp butter 4 x 100g skinless salmon fillets 2 tbsp low-salt soy sauce 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp sesame seeds 2 sliced spring onions Method PREP: 20 MINS COOK: 10 MINS SERVES 4   Heat the barbecue. If you are using coals, wait until they turn white. If you are indoors, heat a griddle pan. Cut four pieces of […]

Sweet potatoes with red pepper & halloumi

Sweet potatoes with red pepper & halloumi

Ingredients medium sweet potatoes 1 tbsp olive oil 8 mint leaves, finely chopped 225g halloumi, cut into 4 slices 4 fat strips grilled red pepper butter(optional) 1 lemon, halved small bunch parsley, chopped Method PREP: 15 MINS COOK: 40 MINS SERVES 4   Rub each potat with a little oil and salt, then wrap in a double layer of foil. […]

Apricot & pistachio frangipane blondies

Apricot & pistachio frangipane blondies

Ingredients 100g unsalted butter, melted, plus a little extra for the tin 200g light muscovado sugar ½ tsp fennel seeds 1 large egg 120g plain flour 50g pistachios, roughly chopped 1-2 tbsp milk 6 large ripe apricots,halved and stoned Method PREP: 20 MINS COOK: 30 MINS MAKES 12   Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and butter and line a […]

Herbed Jersey Royal crab cakes

Herbed Jersey Royal crab cakes

Ingredients 400g Jersey Royal potatoes, scrubbed not peeled 2 tbsp olive oil pinch of fennel seeds ¼ bulb of fennel, finely chopped 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 4 spring onions , sliced handful of samphire (optional) 200g cooked crabmeat, a mix of white and brown finely chopped soft herbs (a mixture of dill, parsley […]