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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 

Ingredient of the Week: Cauliflower

Ingredient of the Week: Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of Neil’s favourite vegetables. Whenever it is on special offer in Tesco I use it a lot as I know he enjoys it. It has been on special offer for the past couple of weeks, which is why there has been an 

Paneer & Cauliflower Curry

Paneer & Cauliflower Curry

Paneer is an Indian cheese with a similar texture to halloumi. Like cottage cheese, it is lower in fat compared to other cheeses due to the making process. Milk is curdled first, then the curds are separated from the whey and compressed in to a 

Slow-cooked Sausage & Lentil Stew

Slow-cooked Sausage & Lentil Stew

Using a slow-cooker is brilliant for those days when you know you will be late home and will just want to sit down and eat dinner with minimal fuss. You do have to be organised though and prepare it before you leave in the morning, 

Ingredient of the Week: Aubergine

Ingredient of the Week: Aubergine

Aubergine, like avocado is not technically a vegetable but a berry. It has a tough outer skin, which is in general a deep glossy purple colour,  surrounding spongelike cream-coloured flesh with small edible seeds dotted throughout. It is treated like a vegetable and comes from the same 

Grilling

Grilling

There is nothing more appealing than the smell of grilled cheese, or bacon in the kitchen. It never fails to make me feel hungry. However, I have a love/hate relationship with my grill. It is a lot healthier to grill than fry things like meat 

Is it Safe to Eat?

Is it Safe to Eat?

Very rarely is the packaging of products in supermarkets designed with blind people in mind. The only exception to this is medication, which is now also labelled in braille as well as print. This is still quite a recent thing really and I must admit, 

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 

Roast Squash with Spicy Quinoa

Roast Squash with Spicy Quinoa

Quinoa is an incredibly nutritious grain that can be substituted for pasta or rice. What sets it apart from other grains is that it has an unusually high level of protein in it. Most plant based foods can not be classed as a complete protein, 

Ingredient of the Week: Green Beans

Ingredient of the Week: Green Beans

Green beans are an umbrella term for several varieties of long beans that have edible pods. Strangely enough they aren’t all green as you can sometimes get yellow or purple ones. Other names for them include string or stringless beans, fine beans, or haricot vert. They 

Handling Meat

Handling Meat

One of my biggest concerns when cooking meat is accidentally serving it raw or under cooked. The last thing I want to do is make us ill or give us food poisoning. This especially goes for chicken or turkey. Most instructions state: check it is