Hi there, my name is Steven Spiller although most people know me as Fred. As I have lived on my own for most of my life, I have learned to love the art of cooking. While I am definitely not up there with the likes of Jamie Oliver, Raymond Blanc (I wish!) I believe have gained a better than average understanding of the culinary arts.
I find cooking to be very therapeutic and fun to do. I love finding recipes and giving them a twist of my own. I tend to lean towards the simple, yet tasty and filling recipes in which you have a large degree of customisation. Not for me the rigid, formulaic recipes of the big restaurants. Give me a recipe with some guidelines for ingredients and then I am happy finding out what new flavours can be gained by playing with the amounts and ingredients.
I have created some incredibly good meals (even though I so myself!) but I have also created some disasters. But even the disasters have lead me to a better understanding of the art of creating enticing dishes – honey and lemon marinated tuna steaks anyone? Not a combination you would first think of, trust me! It was interesting and although not inedible, it was like eating a tuna steak while sucking on a Lockets cough sweet. That trial recipe definitely needs a little work but it does have potential.
I decided that I would bring together some of my favourite recipes and some others from across the internet to share with other like minded people. By experimenting, “improving” and re-sharing these recipes, I truly believe we can make our mealtimes both fun and nutritious for all involved.