Quick & easy meals #1: Tortellini & fresh veg

Occasionally you don’t have the inclination or luxury of time to prep ingredients or put in effort to make a delicious meal. But it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be able to eat a healthy, delicious meal. Here’s the first of a series of meal ideas with minimal prep and cooking time: Ingredients: Pack of…

Lamb kofta and cannellini humous feast

At first thought I wasn’t sure this would constitute a meal, but by the time I’d finished there was more prep than I’d expected and it was more like a feast than a meal! I’ve called the dip humous but technically it’s more mashed cannellini puree. In any case, it’s delicious. The amount of ingredients below…

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…

Curry with kachumber salad

This is a lovely curry that is healthy, cheap to buy for, relatively quick to prepare, and can be very easily scaled up or down depending on how many people/meals you’re cooking for. The recipe also includes a fresh kachumber salad on the side. Including the salad is a great way of helping cut down…

Rustic arrabbiata chicken

This is another great 2 night recipe. Initially I was dissappointed with the recipe as it looked nothing like the recipe photo had promised (but then, I did diverge from the recipe quite a bit) until I tried the leftovers with spaghetti – and it went marvellously. It’s like the sauce that so many of…

Spiced pork and a crunchy, fresh salad

I’m always on the look out for attractive recipes that use protein sources I don’t usually cook with – either vegetarian or meats I’m less familiar with, such as pork and venison. An attractive recipe, to me, is one that includes lots of seasoning (fresh herb or spices) but is quick and easy to prepare.…

Beef and Vegetable Frittata

So I made this last night and it was DEElicious! I’ll even admit I was a bit sceptical about putting minced beef in a frittata, but it totally worked. The original recipe idea was from London Paleo Kitchen. I changed the recipe a bit mainly for convenience – firstly used a pan not a baking…