Steak in a Last Minute Marinade

Consider marinating steak not before it’s cooked, but after. When left to rest in a post-marinade of roasted red peppers, garlic and mustard, the steak takes on fantastic flavour. But what the steak taketh, it then leaveth behind: its juices boost and flavour the salsa, creating a fabulous sauce to eat with. Serve with creamyContinue reading “Steak in a Last Minute Marinade”

Moroccan Spiced Vegetable Stew

Fresh, fun, and a little surprising, this healthy weeknight dinner is quick to throw together and tastes fantastic. No excuse not to get your 5-a-day! Don’t be tempted to skip the pine nuts – they add necessary texture and nuttiness that makes the whole thing really work. Feeds 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp butter½ tbsp oliveContinue reading “Moroccan Spiced Vegetable Stew”

Cosy Chicken Casserole with Herby Scones

I love the rustic, vaguely French vibe of this meal – and just wait until you taste it. My husband and I both agreed it was one of the nicest chicken dishes we’ve ever had, proving one needn’t reinvent the wheel in order to cook something truly amazing. The slightly radical element here is theContinue reading “Cosy Chicken Casserole with Herby Scones”

Shrimp Fried Rice to Jazz Up Your Leftovers

Should you find yourself with a load of leftover cabbage, carrots and peas from your Sunday roast dinner, give this a go for a quick and healthy Monday night supper. The shrimp can easily be replaced (or indeed, augmented) with any leftover meat you may have lying around. You don’t need much of anything –Continue reading “Shrimp Fried Rice to Jazz Up Your Leftovers”

Chicken and Chestnut Pie

Served with braised red cabbage and maple roast parsnips, this is like Christmas dinner in pie form. You can use cooked, cubed chicken pieces for this (great if you’ve got some leftover roast chicken lying around), or dice up some raw chicken thighs and let them braise in the sauce. Choose relatively small chestnut mushroomsContinue reading “Chicken and Chestnut Pie”

Spiced Lamb with a Blanket of Herbs and Onions

This is an unusual, exciting and really delicious plate of food. The lamb is gently spiced, sweet and crispy, and its heavy blanket of greenery and red onion adds a very welcome hit of freshness. Pack it into pita breads with a quick stir-together sauce for a spectacular Eastern Mediterranean-inspired dinner. Feeds 4 Ingredients HalfContinue reading “Spiced Lamb with a Blanket of Herbs and Onions”

Linguine with Cavolo Nero, Bacon and Garlic

A wintery pasta for one. In just 10 minutes you can sit down to this seasonal supper, perfect for unwinding after a long day. And while the instructions at first glance may appear convoluted, you’re really just alternating between two pans for 10 minutes until they amalgamate into one gleaming pasta dish. Much more relaxingContinue reading “Linguine with Cavolo Nero, Bacon and Garlic”

Baked Sausage and Pepper Ragu

This is a rustic, veg-packed pasta that couldn’t be easier, but tastes like it’s been simmering away for hours. Perfect for when you don’t even want to look at something simmering on the stove; just throw it in the oven and enjoy the chaos-free kitchen. To serve, embrace the lazy vibe and simply pop theContinue reading “Baked Sausage and Pepper Ragu”

Homemade Chicken Fingers

If I’m in the mood for something junky, these crispy chicken fingers always hit the spot. The best part is they’re actually pretty good for you! Feeds 2, but easily scaled up with a second baking tray Ingredients 1 + 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan 2Continue reading “Homemade Chicken Fingers”

Speedy Spanish Stew

A healthy weeknight dinner to the rescue. Feeds 4 – 6 Ingredients 110g cured chorizo, casings removed and chorizo chopped into small cubes Small drizzle of olive oil 2 medium onions, diced Salt and pepper 4 large cloves of garlic, minced 2 bay leaves 56oz tinned chopped tomatoes 2 x 400g tins of butter beans,Continue reading “Speedy Spanish Stew”