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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 

Moroccan Bean & Chicken Caserole

Moroccan Bean & Chicken Caserole

This is a great recipe for using up any left over tinned beans. It can also be doubled, making it great for batch cooking as you can freeze it. If I know I have got a busy day the following day, I like to make 

At Home with Wood

At Home with Wood

WOOD is a restaurant in Manchester run by Simon Wood, winner of Masterchef 2016. During lockdown Simon has been very busy sharing lots of recipes on his social media and now he has set up a delivery service where restaurant standard meals are part prepared 

5-Spice Beef & Vegetable Stir-Fry

5-Spice Beef & Vegetable Stir-Fry

5-spice is a Chinese or Taiwanese spice mix used to flavour many dishes. It can be used as a spice rub for meat and fish, or as a base for a marinade. As the name suggests, it is made up of 5 spices, most commonly, 

At Home Chocolate Tasting with the Highland Chocolatier

At Home Chocolate Tasting with the Highland Chocolatier

One of the fun things I have done during lockdown is participate in a chocolate tasting experience at home. I make no secret of the fact that I love chocolate, so when I spotted an ‘at home chocolate tasting experience for 2‘  on a discount 

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl with Fish

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl with Fish

A well cooked dahl is a wonderful thing. It is both comforting and nutritious, while also being fairly simple to make. The key is to ensure that the red lentils are cooked long enough that they soften and lose there shape. It is not a 

5 Nutritious Ingredients To See You Through Corona

5 Nutritious Ingredients To See You Through Corona

As access to online grocery shopping is currently restricted, I am relying on ingredients that have a longer shelf life. There are still plenty of highly  nutritious options and so I thought I would take the time to share a few of my favourites. I know 

Cardamom Spiced Roast Chicken, Sweet Potato, Pear, Spinach & Walnuts

Cardamom Spiced Roast Chicken, Sweet Potato, Pear, Spinach & Walnuts

I took inspiration for this recipe from one I found on The Happy Foodie. It sounded really tasty but I personally needed more veg and carbohydrates to make it a complete meal. I decided to add sweet potatoes and spinach, which both compliment the ingredients 

Boiled Egg & Crab Salad in an Avocado Yogurt Dressing

Boiled Egg & Crab Salad in an Avocado Yogurt Dressing

I still had some seafood sticks left over from the frittata I made earlier this week, so I decided to use them up in a salad. I also had some eggs and an avocado and as all these ingredients work well together, I decided to 

Coping with Corona

Coping with Corona

What a strange situation we find ourselves in. Its just over 2 weeks now since the government enforced total lockdown for us all. 2 weeks since it was announced that the Tokyo Paralympics were being postponed for a year. It feels like ages since any 

Crab & Sweetcorn Frittata

Crab & Sweetcorn Frittata

I Love crab, but its something I don’t eat very often. I’ve recently rediscovered crab sticks, or seafood sticks, which are basically crab. They are a cheap and tasty way to include crab in your daily diet. They keep in a refrigerator for several days 

Smoked Haddock Chowder

Smoked Haddock Chowder

This is a great meal for when you just want something simple, tasty, nutritious and comforting. Its nothing fancy but it sure does hit the right spot. Feel free to play around with the vegetables you use and swap the sweet potato for standard if