Ingredient: garlic

Pumpkin & Chard Dopiaza

Pumpkin & Chard Dopiaza

Dopiaza means double onions and refers to a curry that contains at least 2 types of onion. Each type are added at a different stage and so bring additional taste and texture to the finished dish. In this case, red or white onion, depending on 

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 

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, 

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 

5-Spice Beef & Vegetable Stir-Fry

5-Spice Beef & Vegetable Stir-Fry

5-spice is a Chinese or Taiwanese spice mix used to flavour many dishes. It can be used as a spice rub for meat and fish, or as a base for a marinade. As the name suggests, it is made up of 5 spices, most commonly, 

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