The Latest Recipes From My Kitchen

Discover my latest and greatest recipes below, or use the search function to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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Easy Overnight Bread Rolls

I love fresh bread in the morning, but I love it even more when it is as easy to make as these overnight bread rolls. No kneading, an overnight rise in the fridge, then a quick shape and they’re into the oven in time for breakfast. Easy and delicious with a wonderfully crunchy crust, this recipe is ideal for bread-making beginners.
New Zealand Afghan Biscuits

New Zealand Afghan Biscuits (Cookies)

New Zealand Afghan Biscuits are crunchy chocolate and cornflake cookies, covered with melt-in-the-mouth chocolate icing and topped with a walnut half. A classic or the NZ kitchen, these sweet treats are loved by old and young alike.
Raspberry and Almond Cale

Raspberry and Almond Cake

The perfect tea-time treat, Raspberry and Almond cake has a nutty crunch and bright pops of berry flavour. Quick and easy to make, this cake lasts for several days and is delicious warm or cold.
Sweet and Spicy Devilled Sausages

Devilled Sausages

Throw away the packet mix! My recipe for Devilled Sausages is made from all natural ingredients that you probably already have at home. Devilled Sausages are delicious comfort food: juicy pork sausages in a lightly spiced tomato and apple sauce. Yum!
Tasty Chickpea Burgers

Tasty Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers

My Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers are made from nutty chickpeas with fragrant spices, fresh herbs and zingy lemon and chilli. Loaded up with yoghurt, chutney and vegan mayo, they are so flavoursome and super tasty!
French Vanilla Custard Tart

French Vanilla Custard Tart

French Vanilla Custard Tart or Flan Parisiene is a heavenly treat made with creamy egg custard and tender pastry. My easy recipe will show you how to make this tempting sweet at home.
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Easy Chicken Lo Mein

The ultimate Chinese take out! My Homemade Chicken Lo Mein Recipe is quick and easy to make, packed with healthy vegetables and can feed a hungry crowd.
Jay Wadams cook and photographer.

Hi, I’m Jay!

Welcome to Days of Jay

I’m a cookbook author and food photographer. Days of Jay is my website, where I share easy, delicious recipes for home cooking.

My recipes are packed with photos and useful tips and tricks to help you as you cook. They are all inspired by healthy, seasonal ingredients and my travels across the globe, especially in Germany, Italy, Cyprus, and Australasia.

I am so excited to have you here, so let’s dive in and get cooking!

Recipes By Category


light-bites
Sweet Things
Main Event
cocktail hour
Seared Duck with Pomegranate
Asparagus and Lemon Risotto
Stifado (Greek Beef Stew)
Turkish Bread (Ramazan Pidesi)
Chicken Marbella

Easy-Breezy Summer Salads


Here in Europe, the skies are blue, it’s heating up, and we are all looking forward to a gloriously warm summer after the chill of winter. Check out some of these tasty (and easy!) salads for summer eating inspiration!

Vietnamese Prawn Spring Rolls

We are finally getting the sort of hot days and nights where all I want to eat is lovely cold food. Salads, sandwiches and quiches are all very good, but sometimes I crave a little spice – and what could be better than the spicy little morsels known as Vietnamese Prawn Spring Rolls? Not deep-fried…

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Steak and Salsa Salad

If you are looking for big, punchy flavours then Steak and Salsa Salad is the recipe for you. Smoky grilled steak with a vibrant salsa and a zesty lime and coriander dressing. Perfect for summer barbecues or a weeknight dinner at home.

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Italian Caprese Pasta Salad

Yesterday it rained properly for the first time in weeks, and today we woke up to cool misty weather. It wasn’t long, of course, before the sun burst through, but it was a little hint that my favourite season of all, autumn, is on the horizon. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer as much…

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The ULTIMATE salad! My easy Thai Beef Salad recipe is packed with flavour. With juicy beef steak, fresh vegetables & fragrant herbs, the sweet & spicy Thai dressing is the secret ingredient in this mouthwatering dish.

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It’s super easy to make a delicious Greek Salad at home. This summery favourite is tasty even in the cooler months, with loads of fresh veg and salty Feta cheese.

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Shrimp, Watermelon and Feta Salad is a glorious mixture of textures and tastes, with cool watermelon perfectly pairing with garlicky shrimp, salty feta cheese and a pop of chilli. This simple recipe is summer on a plate!

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Looking for Dinner Inspiration?


Below are some of my most popular dinner recipes. Quick and easy with simple ingredients and big flavours.

Roast Sausages and Fennel
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My FAvourite German Cake Recipes

While people often associate Germany with pretzels and beer, it’s really all about coffee and cake!

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Easy German Cake Recipes