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Turkey rogan josh

Turkey rogan josh Perfect for your christmas turkey leftovers- a tasty, rich curry that is also super-healt TURKEY ROGAN JOSH Somehow curry is the perfect antidote to the excesses of Christmas day- especially if it’s one full of veggies and goodness! I made a slightly different one last year (see it here), and this year I really … Read more

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BBQ apple pulled pork

BBQ apple pulled pork A delicious and more-ish take on bbq pulled pork using apples for natural sweetness BBQ APPLE PULLED PORK I was given a lovely gift last week- a huge bag of windfall apples! My youngest daughter is not a fruit eater, but she loves stewed apple, and the whole family (apart from … Read more

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Lentil and bacon soup

Lentil and bacon soup Filling, delicious, hearty soup! LENTIL AND BACON SOUP Lentils and bacon are just one of those combinations that work so well. I always make a big batch as it freezes really well and is perfect for a quick, filling lunch if you are stuck. I’ve also found that this is really … Read more

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Delicious sausage & lentil casserole

Delicious sausage & lentil casserole A fantastic all-in-one meal, filling, satisfying and healthy! DELICIOUS SAUSAGE AND LENTIL CASSEROLE I think one of the nicest things about Autumn is getting back into casseroles! I absolutely adore one-pot comfort food, partly because anything that you can cook all in one pot is a total winner in terms … Read more

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Roasted butternut squash soup

Roasted butternut squash soup A hassle-free butternut squash that is rich and tasty ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP There’s just something so cosy about eating butternut squash soup! It feels like the perfect Autumn/Winter lunch. I love soup but sometimes find it a bit of a faff to make, which is why I have recently started … Read more

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Beef and Guinness stew

Beef and Guinness stew Dark, rich, tasty and comforting- perfect autumn/winter comfort food! BEEF AND GUINNESS STEW There’s little that can get me more excited than a proper plate of beef and Guinness stew! There’s just something about it- it’s the perfect comfort food as far as I am concerned. Now for me, following Slimming … Read more

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One-pan lemony chicken rice

One-pan lemony chicken rice An easy and tasty meal for the whole family ONE-PAN LEMONY CHICKEN RICE I love anything that can be cooked using just one dish- it makes life so much easier, so I’m often experimenting with one pan wonders. This one was inspired by the fact that my girls seem to love … Read more

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Jambalaya

Jambalaya aAgorgeous creole inspired rice dish- literally a ‘jumble’ of delicious foods and flavours, perfect for the whole family! JAMBALAYA A friend recently suggested I tried frozen pre-chopped onions, she said it had been a game-changer for her- I had always felt a bit funny about it- maybe thinking it was a bit lazy not … Read more

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Pulled Persian chicken

Pulled Persian-style chicken A rich and spicy slow-cooked chicken dish infused with warming spices PULLED PERSIAN-STYLE CHICKEN I cooked this dish as an alternative Christmas dinner for a group of friends, a Persian-style feast! It was inspired by a Persian street food stall that had I visited at a Food Festival. I knew that I … Read more

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Chilli con carne

Chilli con carne A rich, dark, smoky chilli con carne Chilli con carne recipe Chilli con carne is one of my all time favourite meals, and I love to try out new ways of making it. The addition of smoked paprika makes this version a smoky chilli con carne. Traditionally we always used to have … Read more

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Homemade barbecue sauce

Homemade barbecue sauce I love this zingy and rich barbecue sauce alongside barbecued meat and vegetables HOMEMADE BARBECUE SAUCE This sauce is a bit of a family tradition for me- my Dad passed down the mantle to me when I was about 14. It’s a bit like George’s Marvellous Medicine, no 2 batches have ever … Read more

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Slow cooker peanut satay pork

Slow cooker peanut satay pork A tasty way to slow cook pork SLOW COOKER PEANUT SATAY PORK I’ve always adored peanut satay, unfortunately a really indulgent peanut sauce wouldn’t be the best thing for weight-loss, so I have come up with this alternative which still tastes really good, but doesn’t have the guilt-factor! I have … Read more