Dinner

Beef and Cheddar Meatballs

Beef and Cheddar Meatballs

Beef and cheddar meatballs are a great way to add flavour to this staple dish. Who doesn’t like meatballs? Minced (ground) meat is just so cheap and convenient, and there are a lot of lower fat versions available now. My first meatball recipe uses lemon and […]

Slow Cooked Aubergine and Lentil Curry

Slow Cooked Aubergine and Lentil Curry

An aubergine and lentil curry cooked in the slow cooker for all the flavour and none of the hassle – and no bitterness. Do you eat a lot of aubergine? It was never something I ate a lot of growing up – just the odd […]

Halloumi Pesto Pasta with Roast Vegetables

Halloumi Pesto Pasta with Roast Vegetables

  Halloumi Pesto Pasta This halloumi pesto pasta is the perfect late summer treat – or make it any time of year to make you think of Mediterranean sunshine. I love Halloumi, don’t you? If you haven’t tried it, you’re really missing out. It’s just […]

Tinned Mackerel Salad with Lime and Coriander

Tinned Mackerel Salad with Lime and Coriander

This tinned mackerel salad with coriander (cilantro) and lime is a hint of Mexican inspired freshness for the summer – and packed with nutrition. We sometimes eat tinned fish in sandwiches (check out my tinned mackerel sandwiches post). We often buy more than we need, however, […]

Anchovy Pasta Sauce with Pesto and Onion

Anchovy Pasta Sauce with Pesto and Onion

This anchovy pasta sauce is both easy and indulgent. Perfect comfort food, or make to impress. And it’s the perfect way to use up that odd tin of anchovies at the back of the cupboard! I found a recipe for spaghetti in anchovy sauce, or […]

Sausage Crumble with Apple and Cheese

Sausage Crumble with Apple and Cheese

  This recipe was originally unexpected.  It wasn’t something I planned to plan- I thought sausage, my husband said crumble, and the rest is history! One of those surprises where you know from the first forkful that you will eat it many more times. I first […]

Slow Cooked Adzuki Bean and Sweet Potato Curry

Slow Cooked Adzuki Bean and Sweet Potato Curry

  This slow cooked adzuki bean and sweet potato curry is an easy slow cooker dish the whole family will love. Our last trip to the local Asian supermarket to buy pulses resulted in the familiar split peas and butter beans, plus something called red […]

Smoked Haddock Salad with Sour Cream and Chives

Smoked Haddock Salad with Sour Cream and Chives

I love summer salads – not simply a mixture of raw vegetables, whether home made or bought in a packet, but a proper stick-to-your ribs, full flavoured meal of a salad. I never fully appreciated salads until I visited the mediterranean, where a salad is […]

Slow Cooker Lamb Roast with Spices and Minted Yogurt

Slow Cooker Lamb Roast with Spices and Minted Yogurt

This spiced slow cooker lamb roast is the perfect fusion of middle eastern cuisine and a good old British roast. You can serve the meat with roast potatoes or middle eastern sides. Even better, it cooks in the slow cooker with no added liquid and minimal […]

slow cooker black bean mole – perfect for tacos!

slow cooker black bean mole – perfect for tacos!

Slow cooker black bean mole – an intense chocolate flavour chilli that melts in the mouth. I’ve been making this meal for 10 years – I turned 31 last week, and first made it for my 21st birthday party. When cooking for vegetarians and meat eaters […]



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