Wonderful Wednesday 18 January 2017

Howdy y’all! Hope your week is spiffy doodley so far. Mine has been tinkling on fairly quietly, which has been lovely. Here’s what made it extra-special: 1. Dossing around at the weekend. We had one of our oldest friends over to stay – the kind who become family many years ago. No need for proper…

Mediterranean Chicken Stew

I haven’t posted about chicken for a while. I usually forget how good it is each time I make it, and the other night was no exception. I think you really have to buy ‘proper’ chicken though. By that I mean one that tastes of bird, rather than just sweetish protein. This 2kg corn fed…

Meal Planning Monday 16 January 2017

Another week, another mealplan. We indulged at the weekend so it’s time for a few more vitamins and a bit less chocolate pudding. Here’s what we’ll be noshing away at this week: Monday lunch – Easy Kimchi Salad Bowl Monday dinner – Mediterranean Chicken Stew (to be blogged soon!) Tuesday lunch – Cottage Cheese and…

Meal Planning Monday 9 January 2017

It seems like ages since I did one of these! Christmas disappeared in a blur of roast potatoes and cheese. Mmmm roast potatoes and cheese – has anyone tried that combination before? Must add to meal plan… Anyways – here’s what we’re having this week! Monday lunch – Cheese (and that’s the Christmas cheese Finally…

Moroccan Squash and Pea Stew

Ah stew. My favourite thing to cook. I love everything about it. Planning flavour combinations; shakingย  up the theme (hence a Moroccan inspired version today); adding alcohol (of course); providing enough texture contrasts and working out how to pack them full of as many veggies as possible. It’s a therapeutic way of whiling away an…

Wonderful Wednesday 4 January 2017

Well if that’s not a sign of new beginnings I don’t know what is. But believe it or not – that picture is from LAST week in DECEMBER! Snowdrops in December. Either I’m very green fingered or that’s global warming and a lorra lorra compost at work. And without further ado – to the other…

Ham and Brie Salad

Time for something fresh and juicy for lunch, or a light supper. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a ton of cheese in my fridge, and rather than scoff it on crackers after dinner, I thought I’d make the most of it by placing it centre stage in this zingy salad – along…

Lemony Leftover Turkey Pitas

It’s a cliche but we all need a recipe like this at this time of the year. Something easy, something healthy, something to bring new life and a new sensation to the tastebuds before we pack up the rest of the turkey and stick it in the freezer. And goddammit…something healthy. Sorry but you’re welcome…

Wonderful Wednesday 28 December 2016

Happy Wonderful Wednesday – the last of 2016! I was going to join Sally in summing up the year rather than delving into the minutiae of my week – but I feel I may miss out the little and the seemingly-insignificant if I try and pick out the ‘best’ bits. I will make a little…

Wonderful Wednesday 21 December 2016

Happy Wednesday everyone! This week’s been a particularly tough one – so it’s been more important than ever to sit down and reflect on the good bits. Hooray for Wonderful Wednesday, the space to write down all the happy things, for everyone who joins in – and those who stop by to read ๐Ÿ™‚ And…

Meal Planning Monday 19 December 2016

This week I’m in and out again, so it’s another rather haphazard assortment of bit and pieces and meals out – and most likely rather more puddings and chocolate-for-breakfasts than normal! Monday lunch – Scrambled Egg on Toast as I’m working from home ๐Ÿ™‚ Monday dinner – Roast turkey ๐Ÿ™‚ with parsnips, carrots and leeks…

Rich Cod and Lentil Stew

A pan full of lentils, simmered slowly in stock with sweet vegetables, is such a versatile dish. You can chuck some cooked chicken in, layer the top with more veggies, or do as I’ve done here, and flake some juicy fish over the top for a super-healthy, filling and indulgently rich dish. Hope you enjoy!…