Familiar Favourites

I am happy to report that after almost three years to the day, I finally made it back to Canada to visit my family. I hear you ask, how had it been three years?! Well, the first 18 months were spent adjusting to life in the UK, wedding planning and honeymooning, and hosting family thisContinue reading “Familiar Favourites”

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”

Sausage-Stuffed Peppers

A comfort food classic, and healthier than it feels. Fabulous the next day, too. Feeds 4 Ingredients 4 bell peppers Olive oil Salt and pepper 1 onion, finely diced 250g sausage meat (about 4 medium sausages) 1 heaped tsp dried oregano leaves 1 heaped tsp fennel seeds 1/4 tsp chilli flakes 28oz (800g) tinned tomatoesContinue reading “Sausage-Stuffed Peppers”

My Ultimate Chilli

There are a million recipes for chilli con carne – this is mine. Packed with vegetables, beans, and moderate quantity of delicious meat, this meal is one of the best things you could eat, nutritionally. It also freezes beautifully; I have a stack of bags of this chilli waiting in the freezer at all times.Continue reading “My Ultimate Chilli”

Gardener’s Pie

I’ve written a recipe for shepherd’s pie before, but this pie, so-named for its vegetable-reliant ingredients, is a sensation. While not strictly vegetarian (due to the inclusion of Worcestershire sauce), this vegetable-based take on a shepherd’s pie is a really delicious, healthy swap. Comfort and warmth delivered in a very nutritious, low-calorie package.  Feeds 2-4, dependingContinue reading “Gardener’s Pie”

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Curry

This is a sweet, gently spiced and deeply comforting curry. If you’ve never tried raisins in a curry before, you’ll be amazed at how delicious it is. And don’t be tempted to leave out the sugar – it’s the magic ingredient! Feeds 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, finelyContinue reading “Sweet & Spicy Chicken Curry”

Beer Braised Shepherd’s Pie

Mushrooms and ale give this pie a really deep flavour. The ale lends a slightly bitter edge, mellowed by cooking and the sharp cheddar cheese. The end result is deeply comforting and about as British as it gets. Serves 6 Ingredients Olive oil Salt and pepper 1 ½ cups finely diced onion 1 cup finelyContinue reading “Beer Braised Shepherd’s Pie”