Chilli bowl

The recipe I found to make this originally has got lots of comments about how this is better than an average chilli, and I certainly agree. There was a great depth of flavour and also just the right amount of heat to make you take notice but not so much that you need a pint of…

Spicy turkey chilli con carne

You need a few different things for this chilli but they’re not hard to get and that’s what puts this chilli above the other, somewhat bland, bolognese style chilli’s I’ve made before. Once you add the spices in, the taste and texture completely change and the whole thing takes on a new flavour. Ingredients for…

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…

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…

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.

Quick and tasty Jerk Salmon

This is a great weeknight meal because it’s low effort and quick. You just make a jerk seasoning/marinade but it doesn’t need to be marinated for any time at all (though you can for added flavour) – you can just cook it as soon as you’ve made the seasoning.