Jamaican Chicken & Mango Curry

Jamaican Chicken & Mango Curry

I’m becoming obsessed with cooking chicken and mango together. The enzymes found in mango help to break down proteins and so result in the chicken being wonderfully tender and moist. Its surprising how many different meals I can sneak it in to. When making this,…

Turkey & Cauliflower Biryani

Turkey & Cauliflower Biryani

A biryani is a traditional Indian rice dish containing spices, meat and vegetables, cooked in a thick stock or gravy, over a low flame, for a long time. This recipe is definitely not a traditional recipe, but my speeded up and easy interpretation of the…

Turkey Jambalaya

Turkey Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a Creole/Cajun one pan rice dish, very similar to the Spanish paella, that is designed as a cheap, but wholesome dish to use up any leftovers. This time I made it with turkey, but it can be made with chicken, chorizo, prawns or…

Creamy Cabbage & Prawn Barley One Pan

Creamy Cabbage & Prawn Barley One Pan

Another vegetable that my Dad has been growing in his allotment is cabbage and last week he presented me with one of the largest cabbages I’ve seen. This has resulted in me searching for inspiration on what to cook with it and here is one…

Smoked Mackerel, Beetroot & Broccoli Salad

Smoked Mackerel, Beetroot & Broccoli Salad

There is so much I love about this extremely healthy and nutritious salad. For a start, it is ready in 20 minutes. It also contains some of the healthiest foods that I enjoy to eat and packs a whole lot of flavour. As a bonus, it…

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…

Blue Cheese & Beetroot Lentil Salad

Blue Cheese & Beetroot Lentil Salad

This speedy and tasty salad is great for a warm summer evening. Yes it is quite a high fat meal, but there is some definite nutritional value to it as well. Adding walnuts not only gives it an extra crunch for texture, but also adds…

Cabbage & Radish Stir-Fry with Mackerel

Cabbage & Radish Stir-Fry with Mackerel

Generally I eat radish raw, sliced up and added to salads. I wasn’t aware until recently that you can also cook them. They have been on special offer lately in Tesco, so i’ve been looking for inspiration on what to do with them. I came…

Mixed Bean Salad

Mixed Bean Salad

This nutrient dense, summery salad is a delicious accompaniment to a BBQ’d or griddled piece of meat, for a high protein meal, or if you wish to keep it vegetarian, it would be great with some griddled halloumi or cubed feta. If you prefer more carbohydrate…

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…

Making an Omelette

Making an Omelette

A while back now, when talking about using the grill, I briefly mentioned that I’m not very good at making omelettes the conventional way in a frying pan and so use the grill to finish them off cooking. I thought it would be a good…

Lemon & Coriander Cod with Carrot & Cauliflower Pilaf

Lemon & Coriander Cod with Carrot & Cauliflower Pilaf

I don’t generally bother to grate my vegetables in recipes, as it adds an extra step in preparation, which means it takes longer. Also the grater I have is not very good, so I find it time consuming and too much hard work. But for…