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)…

Smoky pomegranate chicken

So humour me on this one. I know it doesn’t sound like the most natural or classic combination but you’ll be glad you made this! It’s so much more than pomegranate¬†and chicken (figuratively speaking … it actually is pretty much just pomegranate, chicken and onions). It’s got depth of flavour, tastes smoky, a bit fiery,…

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…

Pork medallions and a spicy sweet tomato sauce

This recipe is from¬†Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals – which means it will take you about 30 – 45 minutes from start to finish, but that’s still fine for a weeknight. As usual I’ve tweaked the recipe from the instructions, so I’ve written my way of doing it below. This very comfortably serves 2.

Sweet potato cottage pie

This is a great two-night meal. I’ve adapted the recipe from the Hairy Dieters which includes putting the sweet potato on top to make it slightly less carby. It does take quite a lot of time, but after the up front prep, a lot of it is cooking time.

Butternut squash lasagne

Now let me start of this recipe by being honest: this meal is a lot of effort. Sure, it will feed two easily for two nights, but in the spirit of honesty, it would probably be less effort to cook both nights than one night making this. I’ve made this twice now, and both times:

Spicy Chicken Curry

I found this recipe on BBC Good Food, and it’s really simple and very tasty. It’s pretty quick and besides the 7 different spices, the other ingredients you need are really just chicken, a veg to add to the sauce to complement the chicken (I used red pepper) and either passata or tinned tomatoes. And…