Ingredient: green beans

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 

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 

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 

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 

Cabbage & Bean Minestrone Soup

Cabbage & Bean Minestrone Soup

This recipe was inspired by one for minestrone soup. Ministrone is a traditional Italian soup, consisting of a mix of seasonal vegetables, cooked in a light stock, with some sort of carbohydrate based food, preferably pasta. Potato or rice could be used instead, to bulk it 

Healthy Thai style Sweet & Sour Prawn Stir-Fry

Healthy Thai style Sweet & Sour Prawn Stir-Fry

Sweet and sour is one of the most popular dishes found in Chinese and Thai cooking. However, shop bought sauces and the versions found in takeaways are so full of sugar, fat and all kinds of additives that they really aren’t a healthy option. Even 

Brazilian Prawn Stew

Brazilian Prawn Stew

When I went to Rio for the Paralympics, even though I was there for almost 3 weeks, I never got to really sample the typical Brazilian cuisine. The food provided for us in the Paralympic Village was very plain and basic and just served a 

Moroccan Chicken One Pan

Moroccan Chicken One Pan

This is another one of my throw everything in one pan specialities. When i started making this meal I was following one recipe but half way through I switched to another. The end result was a very tasty concoction of my own making. Normally when 

Prawn & Vegetable Korma

Prawn & Vegetable Korma

Making my own curry paste is something I would like to try one day, but for now it is quicker and easier to buy and use ready made curry paste. It doesn’t stop me adding in extra spices, which I do quite happily to put 

Smoked Salmon Sushi Salad

Smoked Salmon Sushi Salad

I was definitely a late starter to the sushi trend, but once I got a taste for it, I just couldn’t get enough. We are lucky to have a really good sushi take away near where we live, and it is our go too food