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Welcome to The Glasgow Food Blog. I love Glasgow, and I love food. It's a match made in heaven. 

Chicken & seeded mustard pasta

Chicken & seeded mustard pasta

Original recipe jotted down from Gee Jaiz Cafe
Original recipe jotted down from Gee Jaiz Cafe

This is one of my all-time favourite recipes – the dish I turn to when I'm in need of comfort food (alongside macaroni cheese, of course!). I used to work at a law firm in suburban Melbourne and a local cafe had this dish on their menu for about $5AUD (£2.50) – crazy cheap by today's prices but this was in about 2002. I got the dish most days of the week (interspersed with korma from the local Indian) and the owners were kind enough to write out the recipe for me so I could make it at home:

I've barely changed the recipe if I'll be honest, and I think the above is enough of a step-by-step to follow easily (if you want an exact recipe, just comment and I'll add it up). My couple of tips are: penne pasta is essential – it just doesn't taste as good with spaghetti or linguine. Spring onion is also known as salad onion in the UK. Cut the chicken breast up nice and small. It's not the healthiest dish, but I always feel so much better after I've had a bowl.

The finished dish
The finished dish

Do let me know if you try it, and if you love it as much as I do!

Sweet potato, coconut, lime & coriander soup

Sweet potato, coconut, lime & coriander soup

Work from home but have nothing to eat?

Work from home but have nothing to eat?