year : 2019 26 results

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 automatic settings which can adjust the stirring, cooking and temperature control to cook in the right way for each meal!) Approaching ...

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 nattering!). I have made a sweet potato and lentil curry before, but this time I wanted to have a slightly more indulgent version with the ...

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 and overall taste! Once you have made this, it will last in a sealed jar for up to 6 months, and once opened, in the fridge for up to 6 ...

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 still contains fat but it has so much flavour and it makes a perfect creamy base for a very tasty peanut sauce. To fish sauce or not to fish ...

Warming cauliflower and lentil dal with HelloFresh

Disclosure: This is a commissioned recipe post for HelloFresh You have probably heard of HelloFresh- they are the UK's top recipe box company, but what you might not know it that they also have a huge selection of their recipes available online for anyone wanting to cook the recipes themselves at home! I have joined up with HelloFresh to cook one of their many recipes at home, and the one that I chose was this warming cauliflower dal! One of my favourite ways to enjoy vegetables (and ...

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 quinoa itself is packed full of protein and high in fibre. If you feel a bit unsure about the quinoa I urge you to try it- it's a common ...

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 to be an overpowering flavour, just a hint. I love sage as it's so hardy it grows really well out in the garden without any maintenance and ...

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 is perfectly cooked! The Actifry Genius also has a 1.7kg capacity which can feed up to 8 people- perfect for a family or entertaining a group ...

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 usually start with a roast dinner, strip the remaining meat and use it for sandwiches, risotto, stir fries, and then make a simple chicken ...

Welsh Lamb Bombay hotpot

  Disclosure: This is a commissioned recipe post for PGI Welsh Lamb A traditional meal made with lamb is a Lancashire hotpot and I wanted to have a go at mixing this up a bit to produce a hotpot with a lamb curry base- this is a hotpot with a difference! As it is now peak season for Welsh Lamb, I have created this recipe to showcase this fantastic meat. Peak season lasts from August until November, and I was lucky enough to be invited by PGI Welsh Lamb to join them on a trip ...