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Turkey, Beetroot & Chickpea Keema

Turkey, Beetroot & Chickpea Keema

Keema is an Indian version of bolognese. However, traditionally the mince used is lamb rather than beef. In this recipe I use turkey mince as it is much leaner and a very good source of protein. Spices are then added for flavour, along with tomatoes…

Spicy Chicken & Peanut Stew

Spicy Chicken & Peanut Stew

I made this stew using some homemade nut butter I whizzed up in my vitamix. If you can do this yourself it is much better for you, as you don’t need to add any extra oil or salt. This makes it a far healthier option,…

Carrot, Leek & Sprout Stir-Fry

Carrot, Leek & Sprout Stir-Fry

I’ve recently discovered how tasty sprouts can be when stir-fried. They work really well with Asian flavours like the sesame and ginger that is in this recipe. It is yet another one of my quick and simple throw everything in the one pan and stir…

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…

Healthy Fish & Chips with Broccoli Pea Puree

Healthy Fish & Chips with Broccoli Pea Puree

Here is a healthy take on the classic fish, chips and mushy peas. I was inspired by this recipe on BBC Good Food when looking for inspiration on what to make with some pollock fillets I had received from my Fishbox. The recipe sounded so…

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…

Smokey Hake & Sweet Potato Stew

Smokey Hake & Sweet Potato Stew

This simple stew is packed full of smokey flavour, which is enhanced by the use of smoked hake. You could easily use any smoked white fish, such as coley or haddock if you prefer. Its a very warming bowl of nourishment that will also fill…

Kale & Sprout Stir-Fry

Kale & Sprout Stir-Fry

This is another quick and healthy, vegetable packed stir-fry recipe that is ready in minutes. This time I served it with grilled mackerel fillets but in the past I have also made it with sliced up chicken breast, which I added to the stir-fry when…

Bacon, Sprout and Chestnut Stir-Fry

Bacon, Sprout and Chestnut Stir-Fry

This was a quick throw together meal that I made as I didn’t have the time to make what I planned at the beginning of the week. So I made it up as I went along and was very pleasantly surprised by the end result.…

Thai Green Turkey Meatball Curry

Thai Green Turkey Meatball Curry

If not careful, turkey can be really dry and not pleasant to eat. This is because it is an incredibly lean meat. It is a great substitution for chicken and if cooked well is very tasty. I buy these meatballs ready-made from Muscle Food, but…

Chestnut Pesto Pasta with Spinach & Mushrooms

Chestnut Pesto Pasta with Spinach & Mushrooms

This is a homemade pesto with a difference. Great for that festive time of the year if you have any chestnuts that need using. If you don’t have chestnuts then the classic pine nuts would work just as well. I served mine with some venison…

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…