Ingredient: olive oil

Creamy Cabbage & Prawn Barley One Pan

Creamy Cabbage & Prawn Barley One Pan

Another vegetable that my Dad has been growing in his allotment is cabbage and last week he presented me with one of the largest cabbages I’ve seen. This has resulted in me searching for inspiration on what to cook with it and here is one […]

Mixed Bean Salad

Mixed Bean Salad

This nutrient dense, summery salad is a delicious accompaniment to a BBQ’d or griddled piece of meat, for a high protein meal, or if you wish to keep it vegetarian, it would be great with some griddled halloumi or cubed feta. If you prefer more carbohydrate […]

Beef, Beetroot & Radish Salad

Beef, Beetroot & Radish Salad

This is a quick and easy meal to prepare that packs a surprising amount of flavour. If you want it to be meat free, then you could always use halloumi or tofu instead. The capers are optional, as I know they aren’t for everyone. They […]

Making an Omelette

Making an Omelette

A while back now, when talking about using the grill, I briefly mentioned that I’m not very good at making omelettes the conventional way in a frying pan and so use the grill to finish them off cooking. I thought it would be a good […]

Lemon & Coriander Cod with Carrot & Cauliflower Pilaf

Lemon & Coriander Cod with Carrot & Cauliflower Pilaf

I don’t generally bother to grate my vegetables in recipes, as it adds an extra step in preparation, which means it takes longer. Also the grater I have is not very good, so I find it time consuming and too much hard work. But for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Smoked Coley Rice Salad

Smoked Coley Rice Salad

I have recently signed up to a monthly subscription from a company called Fishbox, which sends me a selection of sustainably caught fresh fish, that has already been prepared and filleted, each month. As a result I’m able to try a variety of new fish, as […]

Curried Paneer & Tenderstem with Mango Salsa

Curried Paneer & Tenderstem with Mango Salsa

This recipe evolved a lot from my initial plans. I intended to make paneer and pepper kebabs, but I ran out of peppers and so had to raid my fridge to find a good substitute. Sometimes these sort of meals turn out to be the […]

Miso Salmon & Tenderstem Quinoa Salad

Miso Salmon & Tenderstem Quinoa Salad

The inspiration for this recipe came from one on BBC Good Food, Only the one on there uses boiled eggs instead of salmon, making it vegetarian. They recommend it as a healthy lunch box suggestion that you can eat cold. I served this one hot, […]

Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

I’ve recently discovered pasta made from red lentils or chickpeas instead of your usual wheat. They are gluten-free and also higher in protein and fibre, which make them a good healthy choice. If cooked correctly, they also I believe taste amazing, more like the same […]

Chicken & Spring Vegetable Risotto

Chicken & Spring Vegetable Risotto

I tried to be a little more adventurous and cheffy with this recipe by incorporating the woody ends of the asparagus in to the meal as well. This reduces waste, adds extra nutrition and intensifies the asparagus flavour. If you use fresh peas or broad […]