Barley Fish Paella

Barley Fish Paella

When making this dish I fully intended on using rice, however I had a blind moment and got my grains mixed up. Fortunately it was a happy accident as the resulting barley based paella was delicious. Barley is more nutty than rice, so had a 

Creamy Tarragon Chicken & Vegetables

Creamy Tarragon Chicken & Vegetables

Continuing my current enjoyment of new potatoes, here is a recipe that doesn’t include roasting them but still only involves one pan. Everything is boiled in stock until well reduced and then yogurt is stirred through to give it a creamy texture. If you want 

Curried Chicken & Nectarine Salad

Curried Chicken & Nectarine Salad

This creamy salad is incredibly good for you as it is packed full of nutritious ingredients, providing 3 of your five a day vegetables and fruits, while also being high in protein. It is a substantial salad that can be thrown together in minutes, stores 

Cheese, Peach & Quinoa Salad

Cheese, Peach & Quinoa Salad

The cheese I used for this recipe was a white stilton flavoured with mango and ginger. It was a really good combination of creamy, spicy and sweet and perfectly complimented the other flavours in the dish. It would also work well with a stronger blue 

Mediterranean Halloumi Traybake

Mediterranean Halloumi Traybake

This is the perfect one pan dinner. It does take some time to make though, so plan ahead. Its a comforting bowl of cheesey goodness, great for a vegetarian diet or even just a meat free meal. The chickpeas help to bulk up both the carbohydrate 

Creamy Smoked Mackerel & Potato Salad

Creamy Smoked Mackerel & Potato Salad

I’m not the biggest fan of potato, especially new potatoes, but lately I’ve discovered if you roast them they become really tender and sweet. I can’t get enough of them. This summery salad makes the most of their flavour by pairing them with smoked mackerel, 

Smoked Salmon & Strawberry Salad

Smoked Salmon & Strawberry Salad

This is a lovely, summery and light salad. Really simple to make, it contains a great variety of textures and flavours. The soft, sweet strawberries perfectly compliment the crisp, peppery celery. I’m not a fan of celery on it’s own but it really works in 

Egg Curry

Egg Curry

I’ve never thought to put egg in a curry before, but last week when looking for recipe inspiration, I came across one on BBC Good Food that caught my eye. I swapped the spinach for kale, as that is what I had in my fridge 

Curried Chicken & Mango Rice

Curried Chicken & Mango Rice

This recipe is a cross between a curry, a biryani and coronation chicken. The combination of ingredients, curry powder, chicken, peas, rice and mango quite often feature in a typical coronation chicken salad and also are included here. However I lose the creamy calorie laden 

Berbere Spiced Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Berbere Spiced Chicken & Quinoa Salad

During lockdown I’ve been discovering things in my cupboards that I forgot I had. One of which is a packet of berbere spice mix. I had never heard of it but thanks to google I discovered that it is a traditional Ethiopian spice mix. The 

Smokey Chorizo & Bean Quinoa

Smokey Chorizo & Bean Quinoa

I took inspiration from a jambalaya recipe for this dish, only I swapped the rice for quinoa for variety. It just goes to show how flexible a dish like this is. If you only have one pan and not a lot of time, you can 

Moroccan Bean & Chicken Caserole

Moroccan Bean & Chicken Caserole

This is a great recipe for using up any left over tinned beans. It can also be doubled, making it great for batch cooking as you can freeze it. If I know I have got a busy day the following day, I like to make