Fresh broccoli and chicken salad

I made this for dinner one hot summer evening, and it was perfect. Fresh flavours, chilled dish, with an excellent mix of protein, crunch, greens and general healthiness. This would be great for dinner or lunch. What you need for 3 portions: 200g broccoli 200g greek yoghurt 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander 30 mint…

Fruity mediterranean chicken

I love dishes that start with a combination I’ve never tried before! And this one certainly did – with onions, fennel, cinnamon and chicken all making early appearances. The original recipe describes this as southern Italian style chicken, but to me it tasted almost more mediterranean. Jamie Oliver also suggests a few ingredients like preserved…

Chilli bowl

The recipe I found to make this originally has got lots of comments about how this is better than an average chilli, and I certainly agree. There was a great depth of flavour and also just┬áthe right amount of heat to make you take notice but not so much that you need a pint of…

Tomato and thyme baked cod

This is one of the best weeknight recipes I’ve found. It’s quick, delicious, healthy, and doesn’t actually need any fresh ingredients (and this is a good thing when you get home in the evening, after a long day, and realise you don’t have any fresh ingredients in the house!) It’s also very flexible (you can…

Spiced broccoli, cauliflower and halloumi

I was bowled over by how tasty and dimensional this bowl of goodness was! It’s got crunch, heat, smokiness, a touch of sweetness, a sprinkling of fresh lemon, wholesome goodness of lentils, and much more. It’s also relatively low effort, although the last few minutes are a bit hectic. Jamie Oliver’s source recipe references baharat,…

Breakfast dinner salad

Just when I thought I had found the world’s best salad, the very next evening (a Monday of all evenings!) I come across a close second contender! It is described as a breakfast salad, and while a salad is not something I’d really consider having for breakfast, I’d certainly be happy with most, if not…

BBQ chicken cobb salad

I’m pretty sure this is the best salad ever. I found it on the aptly named damndelicious website and it definitely is that. It’s high in protein, with chicken, bacon and egg, and also has 3 different veg as well as┬ábeans for an added bonus. The only (arguable) downfall of its brilliance is that it…