year : 2020 19 results

Slow-roast Greek-style Welsh Lamb leg with chickpeas and tomatoes

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with PGI Welsh Lamb, all opinions are my own. Last year I was lucky enough to be invited on a trip to Wales with PGI Welsh Lamb to see firsthand the landscape on which Welsh Lamb is nurtured, and the care and skill that goes into its production. Welsh Lamb has been recognised for its high quality, traceability and unique nature. It is farmed using traditional practices and methods on the rolling green hills, and beautiful salt-marshes of ...

Salmon with chilli, lime & ginger and a Thai-style tabbouleh

Disclosure: This recipe was produced in collaboration with The Saucy Fish Co.  The Saucy Fish Co. products are ideal fridge or freezer fillers for quick and easy meals whenever you need them! This salmon cooks perfectly from chilled or frozen, and the sauce takes just 1 minute to warm through. If you are following Slimming World, The Saucy Fish Co.'s Salmon with Chilli, Lime and Ginger dressing is just 1 syn for the whole pack, 1/2 syn per portion! I wanted to create a recipe to ...

Cheesy chorizo orzo

Disclosure: This recipe was sponsored by Primula. All words, images and opinions are my own As we are all relying more and more on dishes that are quick and easy to prepare, and use easy to source ingredients, I have put together this super tasty cheesy chorizo orzo. Chorizo is a great ingredient to have in the fridge as it lasts well, and this just uses some simple storecupboard mixed herbs, and easy to source baby tomatoes to make a really tasty and satisfying pasta dish.  The dish is ...

Chickpea, sweet potato and lentil hotpot (Golden Wonderpot)

With current times forcing us to reply more on our storecupboards, and longer-life ingredients, as well as it making sense to batch cook and freeze meals, this is an ideal recipe. Using tinned chickpeas and coconut milk, and sweet potatoes which have a great shelf-life, you can create a delicious, hearty and nourishing all in one dish that the whole family can enjoy. I called this Golden Wonderpot, partly for the sake of my daughters who tend to be more attracted by dishes with tempting ...

Easy no knead Irish soda bread

Soda bread is one of the easiest breads to make at home, not only is there no need for lengthy kneading, you also don't need to leave it for hours to prove. It's a great one to cook if you don't have any yeast as there are a couple of really easy options which forgo the need for yeast. The recipe I have provided here is for a basic white Irish soda bread. You can replace the white flour with wholemeal flour, or you can use a mix of white and wholemeal. Most soda bread recipes that you ...

Weetabix cake

This recipe was an old recipe from the Slimming World website and it's a lovely recipe- no hassle at all to do, but with great results. It's particularly lovely while still warm, and if you have a few syns spare, maybe spread with a teaspoon of butter! As flour is a bit scarce at the moment, this only uses a little bit, and the bulk of the cake comes from the Weetabix!

Easy slow-cooker wholemeal bread

Bread baking isn't something that I have ever perfected, but in our current situation it's definitely going to be a useful skill to have. I have seen a few posts going around Facebook about slow-cooker bread baking and it's definitely one of those things that seems to make the whole process a little easier, which always appeals to me! Really I think you can use most bread dough recipes and bake them in the slow-cooker, but here I have just provided the recipe for a simple wholemeal loaf, and ...

Easy healthy tuna pasta bake

A simple classic, this easy tuna pasta bake uses easy to source and storecupboard ingredients, is quick to throw together and will be a hit with the whole family! I use Primula cheese as the base- I always have this in the fridge as it's my go-to ingredient for macaroni cheese, easy pasta dishes, lasagne and marmite macaroni! Once you squeeze this onto the hot, cooked pasta, it melts in easily as you stir it. I have just used 1 tin of tuna in this recipe, partly because I am trying to be ...

Fall-apart slow-cooker beef brisket and ale casserole

Sometimes nothing hits the spot like a beef casserole, and as it's such a crowd-pleaser it's great to cook for the whole family, or make enough that you can squirrel some portions away in the freezer for another day. I love a basic beef casserole just made with beef stock, but honestly I think that when it's made with ale, guinness or red wine it just makes it so much more delicious that it's well worth it. What types of beef are best to use for beef stew? I love using beef brisket- it's ...

Some ideas for cooking during self-isolation: Easy slow-cooker meals, simple nutritious soups, and meals for batch cooking and freezing

Such strange times we are in at the moment- corona virus is dominating all of our lives in ways we never could have predicted a few months ago. We are all in limbo, waiting to see what's going to happen, and dealing with the anxiety of the unknown. It's very easy to be misled by social media at this time, not all outlets provide reputable and reliable information, and it's always worth checking your source before taking advice. Some of the most reliable sources to find up-to-date information ...