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

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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 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 ...

Asparagus and cheddar quiche with sweet potato crust

Quiche makes such a filling and tasty lunch, but as much as I love pastry, it's better off as an occasional treat! Luckily I have discovered using sweet potatoes as my quiche crust- they make a great base, add amazing flavour, and the whole thing is full of goodness! A sweet potato crust done in this way (thinly sliced sweet potato circles around to cover the dish) doesn't give a crispy crust, but it still holds the whole quiche together and works beautifully. If you want something a little ...

Easy chicken jalfrezi

I love making curry at home, it's a great way to get in lots of portions of veggies and I never tire of it if there are leftovers! The only thing that I find with a lot of the curry recipes out there is that there are a lot of steps, making pastes, and more often than not a lot of oil. I still think that you can make a really delicious curry at home which doesn't need to involve a lot of faffing, and really cuts out that oil to keep it light and healthy. Chicken jalfrezi is one of those ...

Healthy (ish) butter chicken

Butter chicken is one of the nation's favourites, and for good reason! I know that you CAN make something that LOOKS like butter chicken and has a very lean sauce using fat-free yoghurt or something similar, but for me, butter chicken is one of those dishes that I can't compromise on. I think butter chicken needs butter, and cream and you can still make a healthier than normal version, that tastes amazing without having to compromise on those essential base flavours. There are lots of ...

Easy chana masala (chickpea curry)

Chana masala is a classic Indian side dish- it's spicy, hearty and warming and this version is also super easy to make and bulked out with extra lentils to make it more than just a side dish. I served this up as part of a big curry feast that I cooked for a group of 16 friends- there's very little work involved in pulling this together, and it's one that you can cook in advance and just reheat when you need it (in fact I think this gives time for the flavours to develop and makes it taste ...

Black bean, butternut squash & coconut curry

Curry is a fantastic meal to make if you are feeding a big group- you can prepare it in advance (in fact it often tastes even nicer if it's had a bit of time to 'brew' and is reheated), it's easy to scale up to feed the right number of people, and it freezes really well if you have lots of leftovers. It's also a great way to get in portions of healthy vegetables and pulses without even trying! I came up with this curry for a girls night in with a big group of friends- I needed to feed 16 ...