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Sweet potato and coconut curry

Approaching a long-awaited winter break in the Lake District with a group of friends that I hadn't seen for 2 years, I had offered to cook on the Saturday night, and knew that I needed something that was both vegetarian (my friend Feebs was trialling a vegetarian month), and didn't involve a huge amount of concentration (as there was likely to be a lot of ...

Homemade mango chutney

Mango chutney is the perfect addition to any curry, and although there are lots of tasty ones that you can buy, they don't come close to a homemade version. I've customised this mango chutney recipe to showcase all of the flavours that I think make the best mango chutney. I also used a cooking apple in this mix which contributes to sweetness, consistency ...

Slow-cooker Thai peanut chicken

Please note: Any Amazon links in this post are affiliate links Chicken satay has always been one of my favourite treat dinners, but in the past I have always used the peanut butter as the main component of the satay sauce, very tasty but also high in fat. I decided to try this slow-cooker peanut chicken version with light coconut milk- of course this ...
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Turkey cordon bleu with cheddar for the Spin Class with Tefal Actifry

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Tefal I do lots of cooking in my Tefal Actifry- it's an airfryer that can make a huge variety of dishes using 99% less fat! I've been giving the Actifry Genius a test run, it's got a 1.7kg capacity that can feed up to 8 people (very family-friendly!), but its also a smart cooker (this means that it has 9 ...

Sautéed beef with bell pepper & ginger for the Spin Class with Tefal Actifry

  Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Tefal The Actifry is a fantastic bit of kitchen equipment, and you can cook a huge variety of dishes in it in just one pot! I've been trying out the Actifry Genius- it's a smart cooker with 9 automatic settings that adjust the stirring, cooking and temperature control to make sure that each meal ...

Top 5 Slimming World slow-cooker dump dinners!

Ever wondered what a 'dump dinner' is? It refers to a meal made in a slow-cooker or instant pot where you literally just 'dump' in the prepped ingredients and leave them to cook. These are perfect for busy weeknights where you have no time for cooking, or I often make them at a weekend so I can put them on in the morning, head out for the day, and come back ...

Black Tower Deliciously Light Range- a low syn wine option on Slimming World

  Disclosure: I was asked for an honest review of the products and I was compensated for my time. All words and images are my own. As the evenings draw out and the sunny days return, there's nothing like a chilled glass of wine or prosecco, and my problem is that every single summery evening encourages that image, but drinking every night is ...