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…

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…

Chickpea brownies

Well, if you ever have an overabundance of chickpeas in your pantry, here’s an excellent use for them! I made half the source recipe as I only had about 240g chickpeas but it still worked out very well. Let’s answer the obvious question – there is the merest hint of chickpeas in the final product,…

Warming ginger overnight oats

This is lovely on a gloomy morning with a warmth and spice from the ginger even though the oats aren’t cooked. The banana just melts on the tongue after a night in the fridge with oats and chia seeds and complements the ginger spiciness deliciously! It’s really simple to make but it does need to…

Chai coconut oatmeal

Who knew you could have porridge cold? I didn’t until I tried this! That does mean it’s not exactly warming on a winter’s morning, as it’s refrigerated overnight. But it is still somehow refreshing and there’s a perfect window of opportunity as spring starts to break through winter, when it’s lovely to have in the mornings.…

Amazingly delicious chicken tagine

This is a recipe that will take a bit of time and attention (unfortunately you can’t leave it cooking unattended all afternoon), but it’s one of the tastiest meals I’ve had this year, and you can easily make multiple portions. I was lucky enough to have homemade chicken stock to hand, which may have made…