All posts tagged: Dinner

Satay Chicken with Soba Noodles

If you are a regular reader of Some Like it Rita, you will have noticed that a running theme in my recipes is stuff that I would get in take-out form, only made healthier. Sort of… The truth is I love takeaway noodles, fried rices, and any manner of greasy things. The trouble is my body does not love all that grease and refined carbs. Sigh. I guess you can’t always get what you want. TRIGGER WARNING: SMUG CONTENT AHEAD: Over the past few months I have taken up exercise and have bought myself a FitBit. I feel brilliant and a million times better when I exercise and eat healthily, of course. I have even managed to shed a few pounds. The trouble is that the takeaway calls to me. Like a siren luring brave sailors, the Chow Mein calls my name in the night. So I have taken the time to scour the internet for recipes that are not only as delicious as my beloved take-aways, but also just as easy and practical. And …

Chili-Lime Pork with Corn Salad

In the summer, some of the delicious fruits and vegetables are in season. That makes it the perfect season to eat fresh, seasonal local produce as much as possible. I have been working hard this summer to develop some new recipes that are fresh, bright and sparky, to reflect everyone’s mood and keep us all healthy. However, today rained loads in London. And it will continue to rain all week. Bleurgh. So even though I was keen to eat loads the beautiful fresh veggies I have been seeing all over the organic fruit and veg shops in my neighbourhood, I am also craving something warming and a bit naughty. Call me crazy but that’s what I want when my toes have been wet all afternoon. The answer to this conundrum is CHILI. Of course, fresh AND warming. BAM. So I have been trawling through recipes online and I found a gem from Martha Stewart. It’s fresh, it spicy and it’s delicious. It also features a delicious chunk of pork. YAS. So I spent the afternoon …

Dinner at St John, London

St John is a London institution. Founded 20 years ago, these guys pioneered the whole Nose-to-Tail cooking, a philosophy I thoroughly agree with (though don’t practice as often as I’d like). Here you can get heart, tongue, steak- whatever- all cooked in incredibly simple and delicious ways. It is all about worshipping the animal at St John- and as it was the Pal’s birthday this week, it somehow seemed fitting. I had never been to St John before, and I will admit the menu can be a little intimidating. It changes daily, so I really had no idea what to expect. Would it be nothing but pig brains? Turns out there was nothing to worry about. Not a brain in site on the menu- though there were tongues, hearts, and cheeks. And it was all rather good. The pal and I shared some marrow on toast with a parsley salad- the only regret there being that there is very little of the delicious fatty goodness inside those big bones. For mains I had a delicious …

Prawn Bisque Tagliatelle

Some days have been so long at the office, and it’s so grey and miserable outside that I just feel the need to treat myself with food- and by treat I don’t mean cake or sweets. I mean a really luxurious, rich, warming, delicious meal. But as times are tough a girl needs to keep a constant eye on the contents of her purse, so she cannot keep treating herself to restaurant meals and champagne willy nilly. As much as bubbles and lobster sound delicious, I actually really love cooking something delicious for myself and the Pal. So last night I did just that: I took a charming stroll through London Fields to the consistently excellent (if pricey) Fin and Flounder, and bought myself a bag of huge shrimps. The result was a delicious Prawn Bisque Tagliatelle that was as easy to make as it was luxurious and delicious. Too delicious to not share on here, so… Feast your eyes and tummies on the Super Incredible Prawn Bisque Pasta