Delicious, easy recipes by Jay Wadams

Welcome to
Days of Jay

I'm Jay, 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.

Welcome to
Days of Jay

I'm Jay, 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!


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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Potato Burger Buns

Potato Burger Buns are the ultimate burger buns! Pillowy, soft yet strong enough to hold stacks of delicious fillings without falling apart, they are perfect for the summer grilling season.
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Strawberry Cream Puffs

Strawberry Cream Puffs, or profiteroles, are a delightful tea-time treat. The simple choux pastry, filled with whipped cream and strawberries, makes a dessert perfect for any occasion. You’ll be amazed at how light and airy they are. Love at first bite!
Full of punchy, invigorating flavours and loads of fresh veg, Ginger Beef Stir Fry is made in minutes and tastes incredible. Get all your ingredients prepped before you start cooking and you’ll have dinner ready in a flash.

Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Full of punchy, invigorating flavours and loads of fresh veg, Ginger Beef Stir Fry is made in minutes and tastes incredible. Get all your ingredients prepped before you start cooking and you’ll have dinner ready in a flash.
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One Pan Chicken and Orzo

Bursting with fresh, Mediterranean flavours, my One Pan Chicken and Orzo recipe makes a delicious dinner all made in one pot. With juicy chicken thighs, tomatoes, olives, fresh herbs and orzo pasta, this is a feast the whole family will enjoy. This simple dinner is perfect for busy weeknights as there is less washing up! Winner!
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One Bowl Vanilla Cake (with oil!)

I absolutely adore this wonderfully old-fashioned Vanilla Cake. It’s a breeze to make, with all the ingredients mixed in one bowl. The result is a light and fluffy cake, sturdy enough for transporting to picnics and parties. Topped with lavish amounts of buttercream, it’s fantastic for birthday cakes too.
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Turkish Poached Eggs (Çılbır)

Perfectly poached eggs, nestled on a bed of herby, garlicky yogurt, drizzled with red pepper oil, and served with fresh, crusty bread, is one of the most fantastic brunch dishes I know. If you’ve never tried Turkish Poached Eggs or Cilbir, you’ve been missing out!
Juicy duck breast served with a sweet and sour pomegranate sauce. Seared Duck with Pomegranate is a delicious meal for two or perfect for a dinner party. Serve with jewelled couscous for a showstopper dinner.

Seared Duck with Pomegranate

Juicy duck breast served with a sweet and sour pomegranate sauce. Seared Duck with Pomegranate is a delicious meal for two or perfect for a dinner party. Serve with jewelled couscous for a showstopper dinner.

Recipes By Category


light-bites
Sweet Things
Main Event
cocktail hour
Homemade Tomato Relish
Revani (Kalo Prama)
Potato Burger Buns
Strawberry Cream Puffs
Ginger Beef Stir Fry

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!

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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A British classic that never goes out of style. Coronation Chicken is a delicious combination of poached chicken, creamy curry sauce and crunchy almonds. A meal fit for a queen (or king!)

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Summer Roast Vegetable Salad

Full of beautiful colour, Summer Roast Vegetable Salad is delicious as a meal by itself or for an outdoor barbecue. Make a big batch as it keeps for days!

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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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Turkish Bulgue Salad Kisir

Hearty, delicious and filling, Turkish Bulgur Salad or Kısır is a terrific meal all year round. It is the perfect accompaniment to grilled and barbecued meat or as part of a Turkish or Cypriot inspired feast!

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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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Looking for Dinner Inspiration?


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

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Zigeuner Schnitzel or Gypsy Schnitzel on a plate served with french fries and a glass of beer

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