Quick Meals

Halloumi Salad with Bulghur Wheat

Halloumi Salad with Bulghur Wheat

This halloumi salad is a hearty summer meal. Eat it when it’s gloriously hot and you could imagine you were in sunny Cyprus or Greece – or eat it when it’s raining, it’s cold and you wish you were there. Do you like the spring […]

Homemade Salsa with Roasted Red Peppers

Homemade Salsa with Roasted Red Peppers

This fresh, zingy homemade salsa is easy to make, and has plenty of sweetness with no added sugar. The perfect way to create low fat, dairy free tacos. Do you like roasting vegetables? It’s so easy and adds so much sweetness. It’s one reason why […]

30 Minute Fish Chilli with Cod and Chorizo

30 Minute Fish Chilli with Cod and Chorizo

  Whilst I’m not  the biggest fan of super spicy food, I love chilli the dish – chilli con carne, vegetable chilli, every variation you can think of. I even make one with chocolate. So why not fish chilli? We eat fish every Friday, and […]

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Fried Tofu

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Fried Tofu

This carrot and ginger soup will warm you up! What’s your winter been like? We’ve had snow several times this year, which  makes it the coldest winter York has seen in a while. We haven’t had snow laying for a significant time since 2010 – […]

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry with Coconut Milk

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry with Coconut Milk

This cauliflower and lentil curry is the perfect winter warmer, and great for introducing children to curry. I can say this with certainty as my 3 year old, who gobbled up curry when he was a baby, is going through a fussy patch. I can’t […]

Orange Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Orange Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Roasted carrots and parsnips are a staple of roast dinners here – but I feel the orange is underrated in the festive period. We have mackerel pate and clementines for Christmas lunch (the roast is in the evening), and Santa often leaves a clementine in […]

Smoked Mackerel Bake with Stuffing Topping

Smoked Mackerel Bake with Stuffing Topping

  This smoked mackerel bake is designed around one of my favourite ingredients. We even eat smoked mackerel on Christmas day in the form of a pate, mixed with cream cheese. It’s got a lovely fishy taste, and comes ready to eat. It’s just perfect  […]

Honey Lemon Chicken Thighs

Honey Lemon Chicken Thighs

These honey lemon chicken thighs are full of flavour and super easy to make. I love cooking, but life never seems to get any less full, does it? The joy of marinading is that the flavour soaks in while you’re busy doing other things.  With […]

Moroccan Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Moroccan Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Travel the world without leaving your house with this Moroccan chicken slow cooker recipe! Do you like travelling? I travelled a lot with my parents when I was younger and visited Morocco a few times. The beautiful mosques, potent sunshine and the poetic sound of […]

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 […]



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