“Spicy Shrimp Ramen” from “It’s All Easy”


Ella: This needs to be spicier!

Kirstin: It has a jalepeno in it!

Ella: MORE!

Tom: The broth itself is quite thin.

Kirstin: I imagine the miso broth might be thicker, but these are never going to be as thick and tasty as those at Bone Daddy’s, or any of our other favourite ramen places in town. This broth is made of mushrooms.

Ella: It isn’t spicy enough!

Kirstin: How could I have made these spicier for you?

Ella: Basically, you could have made the prawns spicier…

Kirstin: Perfect hangover food. And it was the usual faff going to the local Asian supermarket where I didn’t recognise anything and it takes me ages to find what I’m looking for.

Ella: I like this because it doesn’t feel like it requires any effort to eat, but it also makes you feel full.

Kirstin: Shall I make it again?

Ella: With chillies!

Kirstin: Soup-er!

“Spicy Shrimp Ramen” from “It’s All Easy”

“Miso Clams” from “It’s All Easy”


Kirstin: This really was super easy. Once I had found all the ingredients, that is!

Tom: Yum! What’s in the sauce?

Kirstin: Miso. And some melted butter.

Tom: Well it’s fabulous!

Kirstin: I am soooooo going to make this one again. Total winner! The miso and clams are a perfect combination. Definitely recommended.

“Miso Clams” from “It’s All Easy”

Chicken Piccata” from “It’s All Easy”


Tom: Oh this very yum!

Ella: Ooooooo.

Miles: Yummmm.

Tom: I like this!

Miles: Is this Pepper Pots again?

Kirstin: That’s right. Pepper Pots and her latest cookbook.

Tom: So did you put a lot of pepper in this?

Kirstin: Actually, I taught Miles how to season things today, so there is some pepper!

Tom: What’s in the sauce.

Kirstin: Lemon juice, capers, butter. I think that’s it. And the flour thickens things.

Tom: Whatever it is, it’s lovely!

Kirstin: I’m DEFINITELY making this again!

Chicken Piccata” from “It’s All Easy”

“Tikka Masala Roast Chicken” and “Roasted Cauliflower with Curry and Lime” from “It’s All Easy”

Tom: Since I am the only one eating the skin, I think I am the chief beneficiary of this recipe.

Kirstin: Are you enjoying it?

Ella: It is a bird. I like it.

Lee (Kirstin’s mother): It’s very good!

Miles: I haven’t tasted it yet.

Ella: Yeah, you really should get chicken it out to see how it tastes.

Miles: Eggscellent.

Tom: I’m sorry Ella. I know you want to make terrible jokes about this food, but I’m simply not going to poulet that game.

Miles: What’s poulet?

Me: It’s chicken in french.

Miles: What’s chicken in german?

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“Tikka Masala Roast Chicken” and “Roasted Cauliflower with Curry and Lime” from “It’s All Easy”

“Spring Fattoush Salad” from “It’s All Easy”

Kirstin: Tom was working from home last week so I thought I should make him a special lunch one day. So I made this. Bloody easy, very yummy, and yes, yes, yes. I would definitely make it again. The flat bread totally made this recipe. I left it at the bottom of the salad so it could soak up some of the dressing. I also added a couple of 7 minute eggs as the protein along with the feta cheese. Perfect.

“Spring Fattoush Salad” from “It’s All Easy”

“Asian-Steamed Halibut with Scallions and Boy Choy” from ” It’s All Easy”

Miles: Why the bag?

Kirstin: That’s how you cook the fish in this recipe!

Miles: Is that gravy?

Kirstin: No. It’s sauce.

Ella: So what do I need to make a pun about?

Kirstin: Halibut?

Ella: Hey, mum. Cooking these halibut must have it have been worth it in the end.

Tom: Very tasty! And what are we having with it?

Kirstin: A salad. And I found some samphire in the fridge, so we’re having that too. I also forgot to do the scallions! Forgive me Gwyneth.

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“Asian-Steamed Halibut with Scallions and Boy Choy” from ” It’s All Easy”

“Asian Avocado Toast” from “It’s All Easy”

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Kirstin: Tom, what do you think of this then? Compared to our usual fried egg with Asian style avocado toast.

Tom: …

Kirstin: Right, so I used mayo in the part under the avocado toast. Do you like it?

Tom: …

Kirstin: And there’s the special Japanese seasoning which I have to admit I bought after much searching. I always like a challenge at the local Asian supermarket.

Tom: …

Kirstin: Oh right. You’ve finished yours. Was it good?

Tom: Yes!

Kirstin: I love it when you don’t say anything because you’re too busy enjoying the food.

“Asian Avocado Toast” from “It’s All Easy”