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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 anything which is lemony (such as this lemon and thyme chicken penne and this Lemony chicken and cannellini bean stew).  It was such a hit with the girls, and when my husband smelt it he said he hoped we were having it too! The amounts that I've put here fed us as a family of 4- my ...

Easy roasted ratatouille

I really like the type of cooking that you can just get prepped and then leave cooking without having to worry about it! when we moved into our house 5 years ago, it came with an Aga- I was soooo excited about it- it's so cosy in the kitchen and I thought I'd love cooking on it. I do love the fact that it's on all the time and you don't have to thik about pre-heating the oven, and I love the fact that it's so cosy on winter mornings and I can heat the girls clothes up, but actually I really ...

Pork satay hot pot

I adore satay sauce, but traditionally I would have used peanut butter and sugar to make a tasty one and unfortunately it's just not a healthy combination! I wanted to make an easy to do, but tasty satay with plenty of sauce and this ticks all of the boxes. It's perfect for all of the family, I leave the chilli out for the kids! I love powdered peanut butter, particularly for cooking with as it’s a low-fat way to get that peanutty taste, and it mixes in so well with sauces and marina...

Lemon & thyme chicken penne

  I sometimes struggle to find a meal that I know the whole family will like- my daughters have complete opposite tastes! This is something I cook if I need both something quick, and something that I know everyone will eat. It is very simple to make, but is really tasty- It certainly feels perfect as a lighter pasta dish now we are having longer, sunny evenings! Thyme is a readily available herb, but also so easy to keep yourself- it's very hardy! I am a terrible gardener, and it ...

Lemony chicken and cannellini bean stew

I recently reviewed the Riverford Quick and Light recipe box (click here to read the review), and this was my favourite recipe- It's a perfect stew for Spring/summer, with fresh flavours and both light and satisfying. The Riverford version uses sorrel- if you can get hold of it, then that's fantastic, and I  defintiely recommend adding it. If you can't find it, don't worry- the lemon zest provides a beautiful lemony flavour and it's still completely delicious. This is a great one for ...

A Slimming World Christmas, and a sneak peek into Head Office!

  I was really excited a few weeks ago to be invited up to a Slimming World bloggers' Christmas lunch, not only to meet the PR team who have sent me some lovely surprises in the post over the past year, but to have a look around the Head Office and meet some others who spend a lot of their time writing about and photographing Slimming World friendly meals! So I headed up to Derby with nervous excitement a couple of weeks ago! Being Devon-based, it's a long journey for me, but actually ...

How to make perfect syn-free roast potatoes

  One of the joys of Slimming World is that you can still enjoy a good roast! In fact, it's a perfect Slimming World meal! Roasting the meat drains away the fat, it's easy to fill up your plate with 1/3 speed foods, there's a syn-free gravy recipe here: (click here to see syn-free gravy recipe) and here is my method for making perfect syn-free roast potatoes every time (and I think they taste even better than fat covered ones!): 1. Peel potatoes (I usually use maris piper) ...

How to make your own frozen oven chips

I so often end up wasting potatoes- I buy a big bag for a roast or a specific recipe and then don't get around to using them all. I once smugly turned them all into chips, froze them raw... and then ended up with horrible black chips (I didn't know you couldn't freeze raw potato!). So I experimented to find a way to use up all those potatoes as frozen chips- so handy to have lovely healthy chips that you can just pop in the oven to cook if you aren't feeling like peeling and chopping ...

Top 10 Saturday Night Fakeaways

  I always try and make our Saturday night dinners a bit of a treat- as we have young children so are very unlikely to be out and about having a social life it's nice to have something to look forward to! Luckily for me, where I live (Ivybridge in South Devon) the takeaways are really bad, so the couple of times that we have decided to treat ourselves I've found myself with severe food anger about paying so much money for such rubbish food! At least it means that this isn't ever a ...

Lemon chicken penne

We have a favourite new roast chicken recipe from my newest cookbook, Sirocco ( absolutely amazing book by the way!)- it uses the zest of 2 oranges and 2 lemons, so I needed to find a way to use the juice so it wouldn't go to waste (we just drank the orange!). I've often mixed seafood with lemon and pasta, but never chicken, so this recipe was a bit of an experiment but I thought it was a winner! My kids love this too, without the chilli. I have loads of chicken breasts at the moment as ...