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Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken

About 7 years ago now, when I was still very new to cooking from scratch, I found and followed a recipe for lemon chicken. It was something Neil used to make when he lived on his own, but from using a sauce from a jar, […]

Turkey Jambalaya

Turkey Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a Creole/Cajun one pan rice dish, very similar to the Spanish paella, that is designed as a cheap, but wholesome dish to use up any leftovers. This time I made it with turkey, but it can be made with chicken, chorizo, prawns or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spicy Rice with Steak & Mango Salsa

Spicy Rice with Steak & Mango Salsa

Adding fruit to savoury dishes is something you either love or hate. I love it, as I have a sweet tooth, but I understand if it is a no go for you. The key to make this dish work really well is to make sure […]

Cajun Spiced Quinoa with Hache Steaks

Cajun Spiced Quinoa with Hache Steaks

If you can’t get hold of these steak-shaped, minced meat patties I buy from Muscle Food then feel free to just use normal beef steak. You could also use meatballs, just add them to the pan at the same time as the Cajun spice mix […]

Meatballs in Tomato & Aubergine Sauce

Meatballs in Tomato & Aubergine Sauce

Aubergine lends itself brilliantly to a tomato-based sauce, when you cook it this way it softens and helps to thicken it. It also absorbs flavour really well so leads to a very tasty dish. I used meatballs but if you prefer you can use chicken […]

Harissa Spiced Aubergine & Eggs

Harissa Spiced Aubergine & Eggs

Sometimes its nice to have a break from eating meat for my protein source. Eggs and chickpeas are both good vegetarian sources of protein so this meal is still really balanced and nutritious even without the meat. It serves as a good reminder that vegetarian […]

Moroccan Roast Vegetables with Salmon

Moroccan Roast Vegetables with Salmon

I do love a big plate full of roast vegetables. There’s just something that feels so healthy about it, So long as you don’t go overboard on adding too much oil. Now don’t get me wrong I really do enjoy roasted vegetables when they are […]

Italian Chicken & Bacon Rice Bake

Italian Chicken & Bacon Rice Bake

What is not to like about this bowl of comforting flavour? It’s such a simple meal that is easy to eat if your feeling a little delicate or under the weather. It’s also easy to make, as once everything is added in to the casserole […]

Simple Pasta Bolognese

Simple Pasta Bolognese

Bolognese is a meal that is so comforting. It makes me think of home, feel relaxed and safe. When I get to choose what meal I eat the night before a race, or even if I’m racing late in the evening then for my lunch […]

Spicy Salmon Stir-Fry

Spicy Salmon Stir-Fry

When I made this I used dried noodles which need boiling first before adding to the wok. Personally, I would prefer to use straight to wok noodles instead but I didn’t have them in my cupboard at the time. This is a really quick meal […]