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…

Irresistible beef ragu

Italians, I have your secret to a delicious ragu! This is sublime and tastes like something I would marvel at Italy and never hope to replicate at home. I think the secret to this ragu, actually, is to get amazing beef from your local butcher. We bought a rib of beef (well, two ribs worth)…

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…

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…

Spanish stuffed aubergines

This is a delicious dish and a bit of a change to the casseroles and stews that become ubiquitous at this time of year. It’s a vegetarian dish but if you’re keen to include meat, you could happily add tuna (as we have in the pictured dish) or chorizo but I’d say try it without…

Poulterer’s pie

I think this is kind of the chicken equivalent to shepherd’s pie, hence the name (a poulterer being someone who keeps poultry). Although this meal is a bit of effort, it will easily serve two for two nights. It did seem like a bit of a random combination of vegetables, but infact, it all came…

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…