Ingredient: carrots

Quinoa with Stir-Fried Winter Vegetables

Quinoa with Stir-Fried Winter Vegetables

This recipe I found on BBC Good Food and just put my own spin on it. I added an onion and a chilli for a little spice, while also serving it with a beef hache steak for some extra protein. The sun-dried tomatoes help to…

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…

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…

Healthy Sausage & Chips

Healthy Sausage & Chips

Sometimes you just need a plate of food that takes you back to childhood. Eating food is not meant to be a chore. It’s meant to be fun. It’s meant to bring back happy memories and be a sociable occasion that you can share with…

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…

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Its not often I mix multiple protein sources in one meal, but a stir-fry rice is one. The beauty of this recipe is that you can do whatever you want really. Every time I make it there’s something different about it, but its so simple…

Cajun Spiced Quinoa with Hache Steaks

Cajun Spiced Quinoa with Hache Steaks

If you can’t get hold of these steak-shaped, minced meat patties I buy from Muscle Food then feel free to just use normal beef steak. You could also use meatballs, just add them to the pan at the same time as the Cajun spice mix…

Chicken, Parsnip & Carrot Curry

Chicken, Parsnip & Carrot Curry

Due to parsnips natural sweetness, I think it works really well in a curry. The contrast of sweet and spicy compliment each other really well and, for this recipe anyway, the different textures of crunchy carrot with softer parsnip add a slightly more interesting dimension to…

Cottage Pie with Root Vegetable Mash

Cottage Pie with Root Vegetable Mash

One dish that really takes me back to childhood and having dinner cooked for me by my mum is cottage pie. Whenever I eat it, it brings back memories of the whole family sat together eating dinner. It would be one of her dishes that…

Chicken with Roast Cauliflower & Root Vegetable Quinoa

Chicken with Roast Cauliflower & Root Vegetable Quinoa

Cauliflower is one of Neil’s favourite vegetables, especially if it has been roasted like in this recipe, so that parts of it have started to caramelise and crisp up. We are both big fans of different textures in our meals and this one is a…

Bacon & Root Vegetable Broth

Bacon & Root Vegetable Broth

A broth is a brilliant way of packing in plenty of vegetables in one meal. It’s basically a chunky soup, that is great for lunch or dinner. Any leftovers can be either kept in the fridge for the next day or frozen. It can be bulked…

Chicken, Mushroom & Kale Pilaf

Chicken, Mushroom & Kale Pilaf

This is such a quick and simple meal to both make and eat. Its great for if you are entertaining guests, as you can easily double or even triple the quantities and there is very little not to like about it, for even the pickiest…