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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 ...

King prawn and sweet potato curry

I was excited when Iceland asked me to create a healthy dish using their frozen fish and seafood range- I love seafood, and I've been meaning to get more into our diet. I popped along to my nearest Iceland store to have a browse, and was so impressed by the range of frozen fish- I was very tempted to pick up the red snapper after watching the video of how Iceland freeze it at source- I quite liked the idea of a jerk style red snapper curry (might still do this at some point!), but when I ...

Easy sweet and sour chicken

I've looked at lots of sweet and sour recipes, and as I always like the easy route I couldn't really find any that just seemed quick and easy to do, so I came up with this one. I wanted to avoid adding cornflour, but to still have a thick sauce, and I really wanted to have it packed with flavour but full of healthy ingredients. This is so so easy to make, and tastes great.  

Chinese char siu pork (bbq pork)

I wanted to have a go at making my own char siu pork as I love the look of it! We never get takeaway as there isn't anywhere to get it where I live, but I still love the takaway experience (lots of dishes to help yourself to!) so will often do a Chinese, Indian or Mexican at the weekend. Because there are so many amazing flavours in these cuisines anyway, you really don't need all the fat and oil that you would get in a takeaway dish in order to have something that still tastes amazing. ...

Za’atar spice mix

Za'atar is one of my favourite discoveries in the past 6 months. I was introduced to it by Sabrina Ghaynour in her fabulous book Sirocco which is full of beautiful Middle-Eastern food ideas. Just before Christmas I hosted a Persian themed dinner party in which za'atar was a key ingredient! However, I have found it pretty expensive to by compared to other spice mixes, and so far I have only seen it in Sainsburys and Waitrose so it's not super-easy to get your hands on. That is why I had a ...

Thai chicken curry

Thai curry is such a classic- I used to make it at least once a week and always with full-fat coconut milk! If you find a good quality ready-made curry paste it really is the easiest meal to throw together. I have always used the May Ploy curry paste- green or red- it is so good that for me it's not worth all the effort of making my own (well I would if I had a load of time on my hands!). This is what it looks like, and you can get it in most major supermarkets- I've deifnitely seen in ...

Mexican layered chicken bake

Mexican food is a real love of mine, fajitas are often a Saturday night treat for us, but unfortunately wraps generally aren't wholesome or healthy, so I really wanted to come up with an alternative which still seems like as much of a treat. I have made an enchilada bake before which is really delicious, but although it cuts down on the amount of wraps you would normally have, it does still use them. I decided to trial grated sweet potato as one of the layers both to create more ...

Pad Thai

I have a very soft spot for Pad Thai, not from when I actually travelled in Thailand sadly (I was only 18 and had never heard of it then!), but from when I first moved to London with 2 of my best friends in 2003. We moved into a flat in Streatham and my brother introduced us to Pansa Thai (I don't know if its still there- I hope it is!)- after the first time we ordered Pad Thai, it was the only takeaway that we ever had in the 5 years that we lived there, it was just SO GOOD! Anyway, ...

Piri Piri beef mini roast, with sweet potato wedges and chilli and lime dip

I've recently discovered mini roasts, and I love them for an easy evening meal! They are much smaller joints of meat than your typical Sunday roast- so are ideal for serving two (and usually with enough left over for a sarnie the next day too!). During the week my husband and I always eat together (if we can) after the girls have gone to bed- it's our time to relax together and catch up on the day, and one of the reasons that mini roasts are great is that you can just pop them in the oven ...

Chip shop style curry sauce

Up until about 3 months ago I had actually never had chips and curry sauce- it passed me by even with all those late night takeaways in my youth! I had it for the very first time at our 'local' (and it's a pretty special local) Glazebrook House. The Executive Chef is Anton Piotrowski (he won Masterchef professionals in 2012). My husband and I had a rare day off together, both kids were at school/nursery and we had a gorgeous walk up on Dartmoor and stopped off on our way back. It ...