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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 

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 

Fish & Rice Bake

Fish & Rice Bake

When I first started to cook more from scratch, I used to make this recipe all the time. However I don’t think I’ve made it for the past five years. The reason I chose to make it again is that it is fantastic for using 

Spicy Chicken & Peanut Stew

Spicy Chicken & Peanut Stew

I made this stew using some homemade nut butter I whizzed up in my vitamix. If you can do this yourself it is much better for you, as you don’t need to add any extra oil or salt. This makes it a far healthier option, 

Cheese & Sweetcorn Pancakes with Bacon & Avocado

Cheese & Sweetcorn Pancakes with Bacon & Avocado

These savoury pancakes are great for celebrating Shrove Tuesday without the guilt of eating unhealthily. Don’t get me wrong, sweet pancakes don’t have to be unhealthy either. Myself and Neil regularly enjoy banana and peanut butter pancakes for breakfast on a rest day. However, it’s 

Baked Peanut Butter & Jam Pancake

Baked Peanut Butter & Jam Pancake

I love pancakes. There is a common belief that they are incredibly unhealthy, but they can easily be adapted to make a healthy and nutritious meal. Most rest days in our house start with pancakes for breakfast. However they are something I struggle to make 

Quinoa with Stir-Fried Winter Vegetables

Quinoa with Stir-Fried Winter Vegetables

This recipe I found on BBC Good Food and just put my own spin on it. I added an onion and a chilli for a little spice, while also serving it with a beef hache steak for some extra protein. The sun-dried tomatoes help to 

Harissa & Maple Glazed Root Veg & Chicken Traybake

Harissa & Maple Glazed Root Veg & Chicken Traybake

I was inspired to make this dish when I came across a recipe for a maple and harissa spiced glaze on the Vitamix website. It suggested you pour it over carrots, but I wanted something more substantial so I came up with this instead. The 

Baked Hake with Wild Rice Salad

Baked Hake with Wild Rice Salad

Wild rice is a much longer grain of rice than white or basmati. It has a crunchier and nuttier taste and makes a lovely change if you want to mix things up. Just remember though that it takes much longer to cook, so plan this 

Maple Glazed Chicken & Sprouts

Maple Glazed Chicken & Sprouts

I made this recipe with slight trepidation as I really wasn’t sure how the sprouts would taste when cooked in the slow-cooker. I’ve learnt that I like sprouts, so long as they aren’t mushy inside from being over cooked. I was also nervous that the