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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 ...

Simple carrot soup

This easy carrot soup recipe is perfect to make when you are low on ingredients but fancy a quick and nutritious meal! Carrots have such a lovely sweet flavour, that with just a couple of other ingredients thrown in they make a silky and satisfying soup. One of the reasons that I make this soup is that my kids love it, and it makes a brilliant quick dinner or lunch when you don't have much in! It's also easy to scale up to make into a big batch for the freezer, and there are plenty of other ...

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 ...

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 ...

Roasted tomato and red pepper soup

I love the roasting method for soups as not only can you just chop everything, chuck it in a roasting tin and forget about it, but I think that it really gives soup and incredible depth of flavour. Even the fairly sad looking salad tomatoes from the supermarket can be transformed into a richly delicious soup! You could use the pre-roasted peppers in brine for this (they work well), but often you can pick up great value multipacks of peppers in the supermarket that are perfect for soup ...

Easy cheesy garlic mushroom tagliatelle

Disclosure: This recipe was sponsored by Primula. All words, images and opinions are my own During the hectic Christmas period I tend to fall back on easy and quick meals, and batch cooking to try and keep my meals as healthy as I can before and after Christmas day! Primula is one of those ingredients that I always have in my fridge- it has a long life so it makes a great staple ingredient. As well as a healthy snack spread on crackers, or topping for a jacket potato, it has fantastic ...

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 ...

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 ...