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…

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…

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…

Quickest steak, lentil and veg salad

Although this meal is quick, everything does sort of happen at the same time, so make sure you’re prepared! In the spirit of speed, I’ll get right to it: For two servings: 2 x sirloin steak 250g pre-prepared puy lentils 40g walnuts 2 tomatoes 1/2 red onion handful of spinach 2 tbsp nut oil (or olive…

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…

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…

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.