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Ingredient of the Week: Couscous

Ingredient of the Week: Couscous

Couscous is a wheat based grain found most commonly in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine. Its basically a very small pasta made from semolina. Its most commonly found served as an accompaniment to Moroccan dishes, like this Moroccan chicken one pan recipe, but it’s bland flavour…

10 Healthy Recipes Using Store Cupboard or Frozen Ingredients

10 Healthy Recipes Using Store Cupboard or Frozen Ingredients

Due to the current situation we find ourselves in I thought it a good idea to put together a collection of my healthy and nutritious recipes that mainly use store cupboard and frozen ingredients. It is vital we all try to stay as healthy as…

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…

Wensleydale Cheese with Roasted Carrot & Samphire Salad

Wensleydale Cheese with Roasted Carrot & Samphire Salad

This makes a really tasty meal that is great for a filling lunch. I came across inspiration for this recipe when looking for ideas on what to do with my latest batch of samphire from my Fishbox. As it is classed as a seaweed, I…

Moroccan Fish with Rainbow Chard & Quinoa

Moroccan Fish with Rainbow Chard & Quinoa

This recipe evolved around rainbow chard being the star. I’ve not cooked with this vegetable much, so I’m still discovering new and exciting recipe suggestions, and having to search for inspiration when I have it. I came across this recipe on Tesco Real Food for…

Ingredient of the Week: Pasta

Ingredient of the Week: Pasta

Pasta is an Italian speciality. It is something, for some reason, I didn’t like eating as a child, but now I love it. It is typically made from wheat flour and water or egg, but these days you can get several other varieties including red…

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

I do enjoy a big bowl of roasted vegetables, especially when the edges have started to caramelise and go crispy. It just intensifies the flavour and the varying textures keep it interesting. This recipe works with most vegetables and most protein sources. It is incredibly…

Ingredient of the Week: Chicken

Ingredient of the Week: Chicken

Chicken is possibly my most regularly consumed protein source. This is probably because I just really enjoy eating it. There is not a lot that chicken doesn’t go well with, making it incredibly versatile. As a result of this, I have listed chicken as one…

Feta & Beetroot Salad

Feta & Beetroot Salad

Cheese and beetroot go so well together, especially feta. One of the good things about feta is that it is lower in fat than most other cheeses and so contains less calories. It is also an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus and B vitamins, which…

Beef, Beetroot & Radish Salad

Beef, Beetroot & Radish Salad

This is a quick and easy meal to prepare that packs a surprising amount of flavour. If you want it to be meat free, then you could always use halloumi or tofu instead. The capers are optional, as I know they aren’t for everyone. They…

Ingredient of the Week: Quinoa

Ingredient of the Week: Quinoa

The super-food quinoa is grown on a weed-like plant which is mainly found in the Andies region of South America called goosefoot. It comes from the same family of plants as beetroot, spinach and chard. Although it is technically a seed, it is considered to…

Ingredient of the Week: Cauliflower

Ingredient of the Week: Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of Neil’s favourite vegetables. Whenever it is on special offer in Tesco I use it a lot as I know he enjoys it. It has been on special offer for the past couple of weeks, which is why there has been an…