Chilli, Garlic & Lime Salmon Traybake

Tonight I had my mum staying over with me and after a very meat-heavy week with Slow Cooked Brisket, Beef Bourguignon and Lamb Shoulder on the menu I decided to cook a nice healthy fish dish – I also wanted something easy and quick so that I wouldn’t have to spend too much time preparing…

Paleo Lasagne

So I bet you could see this coming a mile off…this week I’ve made bolognese sauce and béchamel sauce…which obviously come together best in a lasagne!  It’s one of those foods that I miss, and to be honest I’ve never cooked before, mainly because I thought it was too time consuming.  Well the answer to…

Slow Roasted Beef Brisket

It never happens that we have a Saturday night to ourselves but we had one free this weekend and I was very excited to spend it indoors.  A night in front of the fire was in order so, to amplify the cosy feeling, I decided to cook a roast dinner.  We found a lovely piece…

Best Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce (or bolognaise as the English call it) – that classic Italian dish that everyone seems to have a different recipe for.  Below is mine – perfected over many years and many attempts and this is the way I prefer to eat it… First you need to peel and dice the onions.  Add these to…

Paprika & Thyme Chicken Breasts in a Butter & White Wine Sauce

How to make chicken breasts less boring?  Pair them with an absolutely delicious sauce and this one definitely ticks that box! Wine, tick, butter, tick, garlic, tick – what sauce wouldn’t be great with those ingredients as a base, and I added thyme and paprika to the mix to boost the flavour. To start with,…

Slow Roasted Shoulder of Lamb

I love a roast dinner – there’s something about it that feels so homely, and with friends of ours coming over for dinner (who have recently emigrated to Hong Kong) I decided to do a traditional British supper to welcome them back to the country. The thing I love about slow roasts is that you…

Boeuf Bourguignon

Is there anything better than a warm, hearty stew, when the weather is cold outside – and this is the most famous of them all, the classic French dish of Boeuf Bourguignon (beef casserole with added red wine and a fancy french name!) with a bit of a twist to make it grain and gluten-free….

Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad

Craving some greens and a fairly high protein meal after a work-out at the gym tonight I settled on a Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad, complete with a gooey poached egg and topped with my homemade Rocket Pesto. To start with I steamed the asparagus (only for 2mins or so so they were still crunchy) and…

Lime & Paprika Chicken Fillets

Some nights I need a little inspiration for what to cook for dinner.  On these nights I tend to trawl Pinterest as my go-to site for recipe ideas.  I knew I wanted something healthy and I saw a recipe for paprika crusted chicken nuggets.  I couldn’t eat the breadcrumbs of course but the paprika got me…

Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Cumin

As the weather is getting colder I thought it was time to get out and dust off my slow cooker which hadn’t been used since last winter!! I love soup, it’s such an easy way to get a lot of vegetables into your diet and I often make a huge batch and take it to…

Sticky Chinese Chicken Thighs

Having guests over tonight – and a whole day to cook (what with it being Saturday and not having to go to work) I decided to cook something that takes a bit more time, but which also could be left alone in the oven to do its thing.  Out came the Le Creuset pan and…