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Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine with Apricots

Slow Cooker Lamb Tagine with Apricots

This slow cooker lamb tagine is the perfect family friendly comfort food. You don’t need a tagine, or a taste for hot and spicy food, to enjoy this Moroccan inspired dish. Leave it to cook in the slow cooker all day and the spices soak […]

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 […]

Healthy Comfort Food with No Added Fat

Healthy Comfort Food with No Added Fat

Try Healthy Comfort Food Isn’t healthy comfort food just what you need after Christmas? I’ve been eating chocolate all day since boxing day. We had stuffing made with butter, a lovely rich goose, streaky bacon stuffed with cheese and all manner of other rich goodies […]

End of Year Survey

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to read busylizziecooks.com over 2017! I’ve created a little survey – I’d love you to fill it in and let me know how I’m doing.   Click here to take survey    

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 […]

Homemade Apple Sauce with Braised Onions

Homemade Apple Sauce with Braised Onions

A homemade apple sauce with braised onions – perfect with a baked ham joint, or nut roast. Try it with my Slow Cooker Marmalade Glazed Ham or Pork Leg in Apple Juice. This dish isn’t over sweetened so is half way between condiment and side dish. Do […]

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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