Sweet Apricot and Summer Berry Smoothie

Sometimes berry smoothies can be a little tart no? This one has ALL the sweetness from a handful of dried apricots (no need to soak them first – I’ve tested both versions). The dried apricots also add the thickness you need, so this one’s a bananaless smoothie too. Just the thing to slip slowly on…

Wonderful Wednesday 10 May 2017

Hello all, and Happy Wonderful Wednesday to you! Just a quickie today as I’m a) rather late in posting and b) knackered! But I couldn’t not share the lovely things I’ve noticed this week, including: 1. An accidental triumph in the kitchen – BALSAMIC VINEGAR IN THE HUMMUS. You heard it here first. It was…

Veg Box Stew

This is one of those really useful stews where you could chuck in a whole host of leftovers and have something tasty and healthy on the table in half an hour. Some leeks would have been nice, a few pieces of red pepper, a tin of beans to make it more filling – or to…

Prawn, Courgette and Leek Linguine

I’m normally here a-posting a Wonderful Wednesday round up at this time in the week, but I’ve been a busy lady and haven’t had much time to think – or take snaps in the last few days! But I did whizz up some home made pasta. Yes whizz up. In both action and time this…

Meal Planning Monday 1 May

It’s time for a few trusty favourites this week, as this weekend has contained a lot of batch cooking in preparation for a busy week. Here’s what the Roast Chicken household will be scoffing on: Monday lunch – Scrambled Eggs on Toast with Asparagus (don’t you just LOVE it when asparagus is in season???) Monday…

Wonderful Wednesday 26 April 2017

It doesn’t seem like five minutes since I was sitting here scribbling away last week. It’s been a busy few days out and about, and dealing with a KILLER headache that lasted all the way through the weekend into this week, which wasn’t so wonderful. All the more reason to remember the nice little bits…

Wonderful Wednesday 19 April 2017

It’s Wednesday and it sure is wonderful. If a little chilly. Hurry up Spring – I thought you’d started?! Despite the heating still being on and the winter coats still not put away, I’ve got a list of the lovely to share: 1. A Smoothie Maker. Very 2015 I know, but I’ve hopped on board….

Tropical Green Smoothie

This tastes much sweeter and yummier than it looks. It’s got a virtuous handful of spinach in it, but with the mango, pineapple and cranberry juice it’s really very sweet! I’ve bemoaned the disappearance of the smoothie fairly recently, and for those similarly bereft, have a look at my smoothie and drink diaries here. Just…

Wonderful Wednesday 12 April 2017

Happy Wonderful Wednesday! How is everyone? Springing with life or a little…meh? I’m of the springing variety this week – I’m loving this weather like a solar panel. Here were the best bits: 1. An evening stroll. I wonder how many times I’ve written that. It’s a lovely time of day to go awandering though….

Lemon and Dill Braised Potatoes and Leeks with Mozzarella

The vegetables are a useful base to plan a variety of meals around. I let the whole thing cool down and added chunks of mozzarella for a tasty, filling salady-type lunch, but I think it would make a great side to a couple of chicken thighs too. You could lay them on top of the…

Meal Planning Monday 10 April 2017

Hey everyone! Haven’t done a meal plan in an age so thought I’d jot down what we’ll be scoffing this week. Hope it’s helpful / interesting / inspiring! Monday lunch – Celeriac, Beetroot, Apple, Stilton and Walnut Salad (pic above – my new fave) Monday dinner – Roast Veg-Packed Stuffed Peppers (to be blogged soon!)…

Celeriac, Beetroot, Apple and Walnut Salad

This is totes moreish – I ate a whole bowl of it to accompany a quiche for dinner last night. I really love celeriac; it’s one of my favourite vegetables. I love how versatile it is, and how different it tastes depending on how you cook it. It’s nutty and chewy in a gratin like…