Recipe | Healthy Onion & Carrot Bhajis

I’ll be honest, I don’t like to use the word ‘diet’, especially on this blog – and so close to Christmas no less! I have recently decided to cut back though, ahead of the many, many, feasts I plan to endure during the festive period.. SO! I’ve been looking at alternatives to my favourite things! […]

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Recipe | Cajun Spiced Potato Wedges

Ingredients 4 baking potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges Olive Oil, enough to coat the potatoes 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning   For the Cajun seasoning 6 tbsps paprika 1/4 cup kosher salt 2 tbsps ground black pepper 2 tbsp ground white pepper 2 tbsps garlic powder 2 tbsps onion powder 1 tbsps dried thyme 1 […]

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Recipe | No fuss Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

Ingredients Serves 3-4 500g Diced Beef 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 100g Pancetta, coarsely chopped 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Small glass of Red Wine 1 can diced tomatoes 400ml Beef stock 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary 1 Tbsp chopped fresh […]

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Recipe |Messy Homemade Lasagne

Ingredients 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, stripped and finely chopped olive oil 500g Minced beef 2 carrots, finely blitzed 1 onion, finely chopped 4 sticks of celery, finely chopped 2 heaped tablespoons tomato purée 2 Cans of chopped tomatoes Dried lasagne sheets/fresh are fine too White Sauce 150g Parmesan Cheese 1 Medium Onion 1 fresh […]

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Recipe | Thyme Buttered Cabbage

Ingredients 100ml Chicken stock ¼ cabbage, roughly shredded 100ml double cream 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1 Tbsp butter Method Bring the stock to the boil in a saucepan, then add the cabbage. Reduce to a light simmer and cook for 6-7 minutes, or until softened, then stir in the cream and thyme. Cook for a further 3-4 […]

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Recipe | Herb Salted Duck

Ingredients 2 duck breasts 1 thyme sprig, finely chopped 1 Rosemary Sprig, finely chopped Oil – to grease Sea salt, crushed – enough to season Method Score the skin of the duck breasts with a sharp knife and season well with the thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Heat a a very small amount of oil in a […]

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Recipe | Easy Leftover Roast Chicken Curry

Curry’s for me, like pies, are perfect for using up leftover cold bits of meat. This recipe is simple, easy & delicious! Ingredients 1 onion, finely sliced 1 small knob of butter 1 Tsp ground coriander 1 Tsp ground cumin 2 Tsp paprika 3 Tsp garam masala 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 4cm piece of […]

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Recipe | Super Easy Salmon En Croute – With White Wine Sauce & Spinach Filling

Ingredients Spinach – your own preference/enough to fill each parcel Ready-made puff pastry, rolled out to ½cm/¼in thickness Salmon fillets salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 free-range egg, lightly whisked For the sauce 25g/1oz butter 25g/1oz plain flour 600ml/1 pint milk Salt and white pepper – To season 150ml White wine Method Preheat the oven at 200°C, fan 180°C. For the Sauce: […]

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Recipe | Simple Madras Curry

Ingredients 4 x Chicken Breasts, cubed (optional: meat of choice) 2 medium onions, finely sliced 4 Garlic cloves, finely sliced 1 thumbsized piece of Ginger, grated 400g Can tomatoes or passata 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground caraway 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp chilli powder (to your own taste) […]

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Recipe | Carrot & Ginger Soup

Ingredients 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 tbsp coarsely grated ginger 2 garlic cloves, sliced ½ tsp ground nutmeg 850ml vegetable stock 500g carrot, (preferably organic), sliced Fresh Parsley – To garnish Method Heat the oil in a large pan, and on a low heat, add the onion, ginger and garlic, and fry for 5 […]

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