Tomato and thyme baked cod

This is one of the best weeknight recipes I’ve found. It’s quick, delicious, healthy, and doesn’t actually need any fresh ingredients (and this is a good thing when you get home in the evening, after a long day, and realise you don’t have any fresh ingredients in the house!) It’s also very flexible (you can…

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…

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…

Asian inspired braised beef

This is a lovely warming, winter dish, with strong asian flavours. I have to admit to not having made it (yet) but I have most certainly eaten it! It does take a bit of cooking (both effort and time) but it’s totally worth it and will definitely feed you for more than one meal. We…

Spiced pork and a crunchy, fresh salad

I’m always on the look out for attractive recipes that use protein sources I don’t usually cook with – either vegetarian or meats I’m less familiar with, such as pork and venison. An attractive recipe, to me, is one that includes lots of seasoning (fresh herb or spices) but is quick and easy to prepare.…

Sloppy Joe Meatballs

This recipe works by first making the meatballs and baking them in the over, then while they’re cooking, preparing your sauce. So the ingredients are ordered in this way.