Tuna sweetcorn goodness

I really like recipes that are flexible; where you can swap ingredients, change amounts, and come up with a different but equally delicious dish. My dinner on Friday was just one of these. The fridge was empty and the pantry bare, and the best I could come up with was something along the lines of…

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…

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…

Cod with a pea and lentil braise

This is a great weeknight meal; it uses a few store cupboard ingredients, it’s a bit different, and it’s a great way to get your weekly fix of fish and lentils. The recipe I loosely followed was initially from BBC Good Food – I didn’t have any mint when I made it but will definitely…

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…

Posh-ish fish pie

This ranks highly in the all important ‘quick to prepare’ category, and, as the first fish pie I’ve ever made, amazed me in how easy it was to make – essentially having only three parts (potato topping + fish + leek and prawn filling). I always thought fish pies were complicated things with clever sauces…