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5-minute Singapore Noodles

  As much as I love to cook from scratch, I'm all for a short-cut every now again, but unfortunately I struggle to find convenience food that is up to scratch for me. Generally I'd rather not have anything than a lot of the convenience food that is around! It's been years and years since I've tried a noodle-in-a-pot type snack- the only time I have ever really done it is when I spent a long, wet, cold British summer working in an ice-cream van on Dartmoor where lunch options were ...

Chinese Tenderstem broccoli and beef stir-fry

I’ve had a revelation in my kitchen in the past year- frozen ingredients! I’ve only ever really used my freezer to store leftovers and emergency fish-fingers, but I’ve started to see the power of using my freezer to store my everyday ingredients. Not only is it so convenient for  me as, aside from being a very disorganised shopper, I don’t live somewhere where I can just ‘pop’ to a shop; but there has also been a lot of publicity recently about how frozen ingredients are ...

Thai style chicken satay fried rice

https://youtu.be/Ivh_wExylU8 Recently I took part in the Tefal Slimmer's Secret Supercook challenge- I was asked to create a healthy and delicious dish using the Tefal Actifry, and this is what I came up with! I adore satay, and I really liked the idea of a healthy satay dish that you could eat on a day-to-day basis. I also love any dish where all the elements are combined so you don't need to cook lots of sides- the Tefal Actifry is perfect for fried rice dishes as it constantly ...

Soy, orange & ginger chicken and squash traybake

  I love a dish that you can cook all in one, and I really fancied finding a new way to use butternut squash- entering into Autumn there are lots of lovely squash and pumpkins around, and i had an inkling that soy sauce would go really well with baked squash, giving it a bit of caramelisation. I mixed in some orange and zest to help it along with some sticky, sweet flavour, and then some ginger and garlic to finish it off. This all baked together beautifully with the chicken, ...

Jerk fish traybake

I'm so keen to get more fish into our diets- it's such a healthy option, and with so many proven health benefits- fish really is a superfood, way more than all of the fads that come and go. Unfortunately I haven't been as super-organised as I planned to in getting to a fishmonger, and therefore our diets definitely don't include the recommended 2 fish-based meals a week. I've found the perfect way to address this, and I can't really believe I didn't clock on sooner! Frozen fish! The ...

South-African Bunny Chow

  Anyone who is a regular visitor to my Facebook page will know that I am a huge Nando's fan! It's my perfect comfort food, and we'll often have this Homemade Nando's as a weekend treat! When Nando's got in touch with me to ask if I'd like to have a go at making their Bunny Chow, I was excited to try it out (after googling to see what it was!), I've just made a couple of little adjustments to keep it Slimming World friendly. Why Bunny Chow? In exploring its Southern-African ...

Pomegranate and orange glazed ham

  Right on my doorstep is The Old English Pig company- they breed beautiful free-range, traditional Old English pigs, and their sausages are honestly the best I have ever tasted (and they are working on a low fat one!). I've had a lovely piece of gammon from them sitting in my freezer since Christmas, and I really wanted to do it justice by finding an unusual and delicious glaze for it! I think for an effective glaze you need to have a really good amount of sweetness, and so I ...

Mediterranean style lamb kebab

I'm still discovering what my Tefal Actifry can do, I've recently received some recipe challenges from Tefal, and this was my second! My challenge from Tefal was to create a healthy Mediterranean style kebab recipe. I wasn't sure how easy this would be to do in the Actifry, but was so happy with the results! I love any recipe where you can throw in all of the ingredients and then leave it to look after itself, and this was a perfect example of this! https://youtu.be/g-iI3y6Rcjg I ...

Pork satay hot pot

I adore satay sauce, but traditionally I would have used peanut butter and sugar to make a tasty one and unfortunately it's just not a healthy combination! I wanted to make an easy to do, but tasty satay with plenty of sauce and this ticks all of the boxes. It's perfect for all of the family, I leave the chilli out for the kids! I love powdered peanut butter, particularly for cooking with as it’s a low-fat way to get that peanutty taste, and it mixes in so well with sauces and marina...

Zesty chicken nuggets

Ever since I first saw the advert for a Tefal Actifry I have coveted one- a way to make crispy golden chips with the smallest amount of oil! But that was all I really knew it could do, so when Tefal offered me the chance to try and Actifry and gave me some recipe challenges, I was excited to see what else the Actifry could do! My first challenge from Tefal was to create a healthy chicken nugget recipe. I was happy about this one as I love chicken nuggets! You can watch here how I made ...