Satay chicken skewers and dressed rice

This is a recipe from Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals and, unsurprisingly, it’s delicious. I’ve made the full recipe before and the noodles are amazing so I recommend following the full recipe if you have his book. However I had limited time the last time I made it, so I just went with the skewers…

Spicy turkey chilli con carne

You need a few different things for this chilli but they’re not hard to get and that’s what puts this chilli above the other, somewhat bland, bolognese style chilli’s I’ve made before. Once you add the spices in, the taste and texture completely change and the whole thing takes on a new flavour. Ingredients for…

Quickest steak, lentil and veg salad

Although this meal is quick, everything does sort of happen at the same time, so make sure you’re prepared! In the spirit of speed, I’ll get right to it: For two servings: 2 x sirloin steak 250g pre-prepared puy lentils 40g walnuts 2 tomatoes 1/2 red onion handful of spinach 2 tbsp nut oil (or olive…

Wild rice and broccoli salad

This is a lunch recipe that I always come back to. It’s delicious, healthy, and far removed from an ordinary lettuce-tomato-cucumber salad. The dressing is the best thing about it, but it all comes together so wonderfully I wouldn’t dream if migrating the dressing onto another salad. That said, I have switched some of the…

Sticky Cajun Chicken

Let me just say, the meal is as great as this photo is out of focus! It’s super healthy in terms of ingredients and cooking methods – hardly any oil or fats are used in cooking and there’s not really any carb elements either. When I made this I made enough for lunch the next…

Smoky pomegranate chicken

So humour me on this one. I know it doesn’t sound like the most natural or classic combination but you’ll be glad you made this! It’s so much more than pomegranate and chicken (figuratively speaking … it actually is pretty much just pomegranate, chicken and onions). It’s got depth of flavour, tastes smoky, a bit fiery,…

Piri piri chicken

This is really delicious and pretty healthy. You can vary the amount of chilli and therefore temper the piri piri-ness, but it’s great for a weeknight meal to blow the cobwebs away! The initial idea is from Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals – and took me about 45 mins to cook even when leaving out some…