Ingredient: kale

Thai Pumpkin & Fish Curry

Thai Pumpkin & Fish Curry

I do love a Thai curry. It’s amazing how many different vegetables work really well in one. This uses pumpkin, kale and green beans. The key is to cook the pumpkin long enough that it starts to soften and absorb the flavours of the coconut 

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 

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 

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 

Egg & Bacon Brunch Salad

Egg & Bacon Brunch Salad

The inspiration for this recipe came from one on Tesco Real Food. However this called for poached egg instead of boiled. As I explain in Poaching an Egg, it’s not a skill I’m good at so I thought a soft boiled egg would also work 

Satay Style Prawn Noodles

Satay Style Prawn Noodles

As a child I used to say I hated peanut butter. I’m not sure I had ever actually really tried it. My mum isn’t a big fan and so we never really had it in the house. Now I eat it a lot. Spread on 

Moroccan Chicken & Cauliflower One Pan

Moroccan Chicken & Cauliflower One Pan

This takes almost an hour to make so don’t leave it until you are hungry to cook. The beauty of it though is that once in the oven you can go and sit down or do whatever you want while it cooks. It is the 

Chicken, Aubergine & Tomato Curry

Chicken, Aubergine & Tomato Curry

Cooked aubergine is great in a curry, especially as it is native to Asia and so gives a curry some level of authenticity. In fact it was in a curry that I first tried aubergine when my tandem pilot at the time, Fiona Duncan, was 

Roast Aubergine & Turkey Dahl

Roast Aubergine & Turkey Dahl

A dahl is basically a lentil soup. Its great for days like this one when I might have slightly over indulged at lunch and want a healthy and nutritious meal that doesn’t contain too many calories. It has plenty of spices, especially ginger which is 

Chicken & Butternut Squash Tagine

Chicken & Butternut Squash Tagine

For this recipe I cheat a little and use a pre-made Moroccan Harissa spice mix. It’s basically a mixture of ground cumin, coriander, chilli powder and cinnamon, so if you can’t get hold of the mix then just use a combination of these. It will 

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 

Chorizo Kale Stew

Chorizo Kale Stew

Broth, soup, stew, whatever its technical name is I’m not sure. What I am sure of though, is that this is a comforting bowl of yumminess that can be ready to eat in just over half an hour. Roasting the sweet potatoes separately allows them