Ingredient: closed cup mushrooms

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 

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl with Fish

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl with Fish

A well cooked dahl is a wonderful thing. It is both comforting and nutritious, while also being fairly simple to make. The key is to ensure that the red lentils are cooked long enough that they soften and lose there shape. It is not a 

Smoked Haddock Chowder

Smoked Haddock Chowder

This is a great meal for when you just want something simple, tasty, nutritious and comforting. Its nothing fancy but it sure does hit the right spot. Feel free to play around with the vegetables you use and swap the sweet potato for standard if 

Barley Risotto with Bacon & Chestnuts

Barley Risotto with Bacon & Chestnuts

Its December and so the chestnuts are becoming more readily available in the shops. They are an ingredient that I’m still learning about, so I tend to only buy them pre-cooked for ease. This barley risotto was inspired by a recipe on BBC Good Food 

Stir-Fried Turnip, Cabbage & Mushrooms

Stir-Fried Turnip, Cabbage & Mushrooms

The star of this dish is the stir-fried vegetables. The protein and carbohydrate sources can be switched around to suit your likes and requirements. Bare in mind though that the vegetables are quite dry, so you may need to add some moisture or flavouring to 

Kedgeree

Kedgeree

Surprisingly, as it usually consists of rice, smoked fish, boiled eggs and curry spices, kedgeree is traditionally served at breakfast time. It has origins in both British and Indian cuisine. I must admit it doesn’t really appeal to me for breakfast, but I do love 

Bacon, Vegetable & Barley Pot

Bacon, Vegetable & Barley Pot

This is a great recipe for using up any leftover vegetables. This time I used broad beans, courgette and mushrooms, but your choice is flexible. Peas, spinach, carrot, anything really would work. It is also freezable, which means its great for planning ahead or for 

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 

Hoisin Cod with Crispy Omelette Cake

Hoisin Cod with Crispy Omelette Cake

Ok, so this might not be the prettiest of meals to look at, but its tasty and nutritious. Its also quick to make and a little different to your usual noodle stir-fry. Often fish fillets are quite small and so don’t contain enough protein for 

Mushroom, Kale & Squash Risotto

Mushroom, Kale & Squash Risotto

A hearty enough meal to be served on it’s own, especially if you are a vegetarian. If you eat cheese, then chunks of goats cheese, feta or parmesan are great added at the end of the cooking process, just before serving. When I make this 

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 

Thai Salmon Chowder

Thai Salmon Chowder

A chowder is a chunky and hearty soup typically consisting of fish or seafood, most commonly clams, bacon, potatoes and milk or cream. It is a popular North American dish, originating from the very first European settlers and each state has it’s own interpretation. New England