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.


Stifado Greek Beef Stew title card.

Stifado (Greek Beef Stew)

This rich and sumptuous recipe comes from my good friend Deirdre Guthrie, owner of the Gardens of Irini in Bellapais, Cyprus. The secret to this dish is the long, slow cooking time, which makes the flavours extraordinarily intense and the meat meltingly tender.
Turkish Bread Ramazan Pidesi Title Card.

Turkish Bread (Ramazan Pidesi)

Pillowy soft, golden brown bread with a crunchy topping of nigella and sesame seeds? It can only be Turkish Bread or Ramazan Pidesi. This delicious bread is so simple to make and is perfect for filling, stuffing, dipping and more.
Oven Roasted Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella

The Silver Palate’s Chicken Marbella is a fabulously retro dish bursting with Mediterranean flavour. The sweet, sour and salty combination of olives, capers, red wine vinegar, prunes and garlic has won fans for generations and for good reason – it’s delicious!
White Chocolate Macadamia Blondies title card.

White Chocolate Macadamia Blondies

White Chocolate Macadamia Blondies are, in my opinion, even more delicious than a classic chocolate brownie. With a gorgeous caramel flavour and a soft, fudgy texture, the glorious combination of white chocolate and macadamia nuts is simply irresistible.

Shrimp, Watermelon and Feta Salad

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!
Fruity Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Deliciously sweet and sticky, my easy Hot Cross Buns recipe is perfect for baking this Easter. Serve generously slathered with salted butter.
Herb Crusted Roast Lamb Title Card

Herb Crusted Roast Lamb

My Herb Crusted Roast Lamb is a brilliant recipe for your next Sunday roast or dinner party, with perfectly tender, rosy pink lamb surrounded in a bright green fresh herb and lemon crust. Served with plenty of mint sauce and some Mediterranean roast vegetables, this is a meal the whole family can enjoy.
Made from light, fluffy homemade marshmallow smothered in rich, dark chocolate, these Marshmallow Easter Eggs are sure to delight children and adults alike. The perfect homemade Easter treat.

Marshmallow Easter Eggs

Made from light, fluffy homemade marshmallow smothered in rich, dark chocolate, these Marshmallow Easter Eggs are sure to delight children and adults alike. The perfect homemade Easter treat.

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!

Easy Thai Beef Salad Recipe Card.

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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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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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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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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Vietnamese Prawn Spring Rolls

Light, fresh, and full of delicious vegetables, Vietnamese Prawn Spring Rolls are fun to make and the perfect light meal for a hot summer day. Mix and match fillings to suit your tastes, but don’t forget the spicy peanut dipping sauce!

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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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Looking for Dinner Inspiration?


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

Greek Lamb Shank in parchment paper with potatoes, olives, tomatoes and onions. Title card.
Roasted Feta Stuffed Mushrooms
Chicken and Chickpea Pilaf
Chicken Parmigiana Australian style
Italian Pork and Fennel Ragu title card.

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