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…

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…

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…

Posh-ish fish pie

This ranks highly in the all important ‘quick to prepare’ category, and, as the first fish pie I’ve ever made, amazed me in how easy it was to make – essentially having only three parts (potato topping + fish + leek and prawn filling). I always thought fish pies were complicated things with clever sauces…

Lamb gobi curry

This meal was based on a gobi recipe from Leon’s cookbook with a rack of lamb served alongside. The gobi was a bit of effort (and time) but it makes enough for another night’s meal – which you could vary by just serving as a vegetarian curry, or serving with pretty much any meat you’d…

Roast chicken with green beans and tomatoes

I can’t say enough good things about this dish: it’s virtually no washing up, it’s quick, fuss free, simple, flexible (in terms of ingredients and portions); not only can you mix up the vegetables, you can swap around the meat if you really want as well. And (I’m not finished!) more good things about this…