Chef James McConnell

James McConnell

Posts: 18 // Recipes: 77

I just like cooking great food that's simple for anyone to recreate. Cooking isn't hard if you follow some simple rules that I'll share on here.

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Jimmy Mac Cooks Turkey Bolognese

Super Simple Tasty Turkey Bolognese

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

As Simple as it gets Simon...

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Jimmy Mac Cooks Leek & Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup

Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Insanely easy and super tasty

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James’ Top Food Tip #7 – Spuds…Keep em in the dark

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James McConnell Food Tips

Most vegetables keep best in the fridge, but a cool, dark place is also good if you lack fridge space. Potatoes should always be stored in the dark, otherwise they go green or sprout, making them inedible. When spuds sprout, the starch in them has converted into sugar. However research... more

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James’ Top Food Tip #6 – How To Easily Skin Tomatoes

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James’ Top Food Tip #6 – How To Easily Skin Tomatoes To skin tomatoes, simply cut a cross into the base of your tomatoes using a sharp knife. Place them in a heat proof bowl, pour on boiling water and cover with cling film. Leave for 1 minute then transfer... more

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James’ Top Food Tip #5 – How To Turn The Chilli Heating Down?

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James McConnell Chilli Food Tips

James’ Top Food Tip #4 – How Hot is a Chilli? To reduce the heat of a fresh chilli, simply cut it in half lengthways, then scrape out and remove the seeds and light coloured core. more

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James’ Top Food Tip #4: Chilli Heat

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James McConnell Chilli Food Tips

This weeks little food tip is a simple one but one that can save you from a world of pain! So here goes, the colour of chillies is NO indication of its heat or if you prefer how hot it will make the food that you’re cooking. Generally speaking, the... more

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James McConnell Cooks Beautiful American Blueberry Pancakes

Bangin Blueberry Pancakes

Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Love these American style pancakes

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James McConnell's Homemade Nutty Granola

Gorgio Nutty Granola

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Oh my god, this is so good

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James’ Top Food Tip #3 – Potatoes Saves The Day

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Diced Potatoes

James’ Top Food Tip #3 – Potatoes Saves The Day If you add too much salt to a sauce, casserole or soup add one or two peeled and cubed/diced potatoes to soak up the salt, cooking until tender. Remember to discard the potatoes before serving! #foodtips¬†#toomuchsalt¬†#potatosavestheday #JimmyMacCooks   more

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James’ Top Food Tip #2 – When Using Dried Herbs

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James’ Top Food Tip #2 – When Using Dried Herbs Another Top Tip when using herbs in cooking. When substituting dried herbs for fresh, use roughly half the quantity the recipe calls for, as dried herbs have more concentrated flavour. more

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