Keyword: Pepper

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 

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 

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 

Homemade Baked Beans

Homemade Baked Beans

Baked beans make a tasty topping to many things including toast, jacket potatoes, crumpets and baked sweet potatoes. Straight from a tin they are quick and simple but can often contain more sugar and salt than is necessary. Making them yourself helps to control this 

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 

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

I do enjoy a big bowl of roasted vegetables, especially when the edges have started to caramelise and go crispy. It just intensifies the flavour and the varying textures keep it interesting. This recipe works with most vegetables and most protein sources. It is incredibly 

Caponata With Steak

Caponata With Steak

A caponata is a mixed Mediterranean vegetable stew, traditionally starring aubergine. However I came across this one on BBC Good Food using pepper, tomatoes and celery, which were all the ingredients I had at the time and so I decided to give it a go. 

Chicken & Chorizo Gumbo

Chicken & Chorizo Gumbo

The dish gumbo originates from Louisiana, USA. It is similar to jambalaya in that it has two typical versions, the creole and the Cajun varieties. Cajun is traditionally meat based, whereas creole is seafood. Jambalaya is a rice based dish, while gumbo is more of 

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