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Healthy Fish & Chips with Broccoli Pea Puree

Healthy Fish & Chips with Broccoli Pea Puree

Here is a healthy take on the classic fish, chips and mushy peas. I was inspired by this recipe on BBC Good Food when looking for inspiration on what to make with some pollock fillets I had received from my Fishbox. The recipe sounded so…

Making Pesto

Making Pesto

Since getting my Vitamix, one of the things I’ve regularly enjoyed making is pesto. Pesto is a typically green sauce, originating from Genoa in Italy. It traditionally contains pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, basil and olive oil. In the past, all the ingredients were crushed…

Harissa & Maple Glazed Root Veg & Chicken Traybake

Harissa & Maple Glazed Root Veg & Chicken Traybake

I was inspired to make this dish when I came across a recipe for a maple and harissa spiced glaze on the Vitamix website. It suggested you pour it over carrots, but I wanted something more substantial so I came up with this instead. The…

Ingredient of the Week: Hake

Ingredient of the Week: Hake

I always associate hake with Mallorca. This is because on the first British Cycling training camp I went on back in 2010, every night we would have to choose between hake or steak for our tea and that was basically all I ate for the…

Baked Hake with Wild Rice Salad

Baked Hake with Wild Rice Salad

Wild rice is a much longer grain of rice than white or basmati. It has a crunchier and nuttier taste and makes a lovely change if you want to mix things up. Just remember though that it takes much longer to cook, so plan this…

Attempting Root Vegetable Rosti’s

Attempting Root Vegetable Rosti’s

For the majority of my blog posts, I focus on how I successfully do things. This one is a little bit different. Sometimes things don’t quite go to plan or work out how you imagine them to and you have to think on your feet…

Smokey Hake & Sweet Potato Stew

Smokey Hake & Sweet Potato Stew

This simple stew is packed full of smokey flavour, which is enhanced by the use of smoked hake. You could easily use any smoked white fish, such as coley or haddock if you prefer. Its a very warming bowl of nourishment that will also fill…

Ingredient of the week: Brussels Sprouts

Ingredient of the week: Brussels Sprouts

I hated sprouts as a child. If I’m honest they still aren’t my favourite vegetable, but I have now learned how to cook them to my liking and that when paired with the right ingredients, you can actually make them taste quite nice. They are…

Maple Glazed Chicken & Sprouts

Maple Glazed Chicken & Sprouts

I made this recipe with slight trepidation as I really wasn’t sure how the sprouts would taste when cooked in the slow-cooker. I’ve learnt that I like sprouts, so long as they aren’t mushy inside from being over cooked. I was also nervous that the…

My 3 2020 Kitchen Challenges

My 3 2020 Kitchen Challenges

As it is the 1st of January today, I thought I would write down and share some New Year goals for myself and my blog. I’m going to set myself 3 challenges that I want to complete this year. They are all things I’ve been…

Kale & Sprout Stir-Fry

Kale & Sprout Stir-Fry

This is another quick and healthy, vegetable packed stir-fry recipe that is ready in minutes. This time I served it with grilled mackerel fillets but in the past I have also made it with sliced up chicken breast, which I added to the stir-fry when…

Ingredient of the Week: Chestnuts

Ingredient of the Week: Chestnuts

Chestnuts are something I associate with Christmas time. The obvious is chestnuts roasting on an open fire but also turkey with chestnut and sage stuffing. They are not an ingredient I ate or knew much about as a child, but this year I’ve tried to…