Rescue Me Pasta

I love this dinner for its lifesaving properties. Incredibly low effort, cooks in no time, and for me, does not require a trip to the grocery store (always a bonus). I keep these ingredients to hand at all times, including pairs of smoked bacon rashers in the freezer for just such an occasion. Save thisContinue reading “Rescue Me Pasta”

Springtime Sausage Pasta Bake

This is a fresh and comforting make-ahead dinner that you can throw together in about 30 minutes. Feeds 4 Ingredients 4 good quality sausages, casings removedOlive oil3 cloves of garlic, finely minced3 medium courgettes (zucchini), halved lengthwise and sliced into 1 cm piecesSalt and pepper2 x 14oz tinned chopped tomatoesPinch of dried chilli flakesLarge handfulContinue reading “Springtime Sausage Pasta Bake”

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”

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”

Salmon Linguine with a Lemon Cream Sauce

I don’t often cook with double cream, but when I had a large pot leftover from a recent over-catered garden party, I knew I had to find some uses for it. I’d rather the guilt of a few extra calories than the guilt of food waste. Anyway, my philosophy on cooking with cream is itContinue reading “Salmon Linguine with a Lemon Cream Sauce”

Greek Marinated Pork Kebabs

This is one of my all-time favourite, mainstay weeknight dinners. I always have bags of this pork frozen in its marinade, ready to be thawed and thrown on the BBQ. Tzatziki is my preferred condiment of choice, and while I certainly don’t disapprove of the shop-bought varieties, my recipe for homemade tzatziki is completely worthContinue reading “Greek Marinated Pork Kebabs”

Orange Rosemary Roast Chicken with Sweet Potato and Carrot Puree

Otherwise known as Orange Chicken with Orange Mash. I love chicken legs for this because you get huge flavour from the bone, no carving required. (Legs also offer great value.) However, for those breast-inclined among you, four skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts would be just fine, too, though you’d need to reduce the cooking time slightly.Continue reading “Orange Rosemary Roast Chicken with Sweet Potato and Carrot Puree”

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”

Chicken, Mushroom & Broccoli Bake

This dish reminds me of a dinner my mum used to make for me – she took an uncharacteristic shortcut and made hers with cream of broccoli soup, as I recall. For me, it is comfort and nostalgia on a plate. This version dispenses with the tin of soup, but I redress the balance byContinue reading “Chicken, Mushroom & Broccoli Bake”

Salmon, Fennel & Pepper Traybake

Fennel and peppers are the real stars here, making appearances in their various forms. The end result is subtle, sweet and fresh. You can eat the roasted lemon, too. Feeds 2 Ingredients 1 bulb of fennel, halved, core removed, then sliced 2 red peppers, de-seeded and cut into thick slices Two fist-sized potatoes, peeled andContinue reading “Salmon, Fennel & Pepper Traybake”