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Slow-cooker Mexican casserole

As you might know, I love a good 'dump dinner', where you can just throw all of the ingredients into a pot and forget about it (take a look at some of my favourite dump dinners here!) This is the first time I have tried quinoa in this type of dish and it's ideal- it provides a filling bulk that cooks nicely but doesn't go mushy or squishy, and actually ...

Easy mushroom soup

Mushroom soup is a real winner because it's so quick and easy to do, but the flavour of the mushrooms gives it an incredible deep and savoury flavour that isn't usually easy to achieve in such a quick soup. I've opted for chestnut mushrooms for this as they have a strong flavour that is perfect for soup. I added a little sage into this, I didn't want it ...

Easy whole Tandoori roast chicken

This is so simple that it barely qualifies as a recipe, but I thought it should be included as it's one of those things that I cook time and time again- in fact it's often my go-to on those 'I have no idea what to cook' days! Why's it so good? Well, I'm a big fan of cooking whole chickens anyway, because you can get so many meals out of them! I ...
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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 ...

A new Spring menu at the Plume of Feathers, Mitchell in Cornwall

   Disclosure: I was invited  as a guest with a group of bloggers and journalists to try dishes from the Spring Menu prepared for us at the Plume of Feathers, and to stay overnight. All opinions are my own, honest and truthful.   The Plume of Feathers in Mitchell is located just a stone's throw from Newquay, but the quiet and pictur...