Spicy smoked mackerel with yoghurt dip

Although this takes a bit of time, it’s actually really low effort and it’s a great way to get a portion of your Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. What you need (for 2): 750g of carrots, sweet potatoes, or mix of both 2 x smoked mackerel fillets 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper…

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…

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…

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…

Thai red curry

This recipe is so easy, I feel like it was a cheat meal. There is prep to do, but it’s all quick and not messy. I had this with Thai jasmine rice and happily, both dishes take pretty much the same time to cook, so I started on the rice after step 1 below, and…

Cherry lime chia breakfast parfait

This is definitely one of the more ‘out there’ recipes, but I’m putting it up because I’d recommend giving it a try! The parfait texture (i.e. set) is created by soaking the chia seeds in liquid overnight, which has the same setting effect as eggs can have. This recipe is a really versatile idea; you can use…