Easy Leftover Roast Lamb Ragu and Pasta

Lamb is the only meat I don’t like cold in a leftover salad and as it isn’t the cheapest meat in the world it is satisfying to get another meal out of it. This recipe is simple but really tasty as I used spices and herbs on the slow roasted lamb. Perfect for Monday or…

Chicken, Pancetta, Mushroom and Kale Topped Jacket Potato

I find jacket potato a nice comforting weekday dinner, I also fancied a nice healthy comforting topping and this ticks all the boxes. Chicken, bacon and mushrooms is one of my favourite combos. it’s jazzed up with the sage and kale to add that final flourish. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 packet of smoked pancetta or…

Lamb Chops with a Zesty Redcurrant Gravy

I love all food but lamb has to be one of my favourites. Rather than waiting for the weekend to have a roast I fancied a mid week fix so opted for chops. It worked a treat. I don’t think I can eat lamb without rosemary and you can probably see from my posts I…

Pan Fried Gurnard on a Fennel and Parmesan Gratin

Keeping the healthy new year kick going I’m trying to cut out some of my carb intake. If you like liquorice or better still a shot of Pernod then you’ll love fennel as it have a lovely aniseed flavour. I always think Gurnard are such a pretty fish as they are red with yellow and…

Spiced Duck Breast with a Soy Sauce, Honey and Ginger Sauce

Happy new year let’s hope 2019 is good to us. Over Christmas I really did eat what I wanted so I’m ready for some healthy food. I had an urge for some Asian flavours but something really simple. This duck dish worked perfectly with the spiced crispy skin. I had broccoli with mine which worked…

Healthy Crown Prince Squash and Red Lentil Curry

I love squash and the crown prince has lovely orange flesh and is deliciously sweet. It really holds its shape and texture in this curry. It is tasty, filling and healthy. Ingredients (serves 2) 1/2 crown prince squash, whole if small. Peeled center removed and cut into 5cm chunks 2 shallots, peeled and finely diced…

Chicken, Leek, Spinach and Mushroom Gnocchi Bake

I love these sort of recipes for during the week. I found it quite hard to fine a recipe without using cream to keep it low fat but I used a recipe from the body coach to guide me. The result is a comforting delicious dinner. I used what I had in the fridge which…

Juicy Cod on Lentils with a Red Wine Sauce

I have seen fish with a red wine sauce and lentils when we’ve been holiday in France. I don’t think you can get more french than lentils and wine so I thought I would give it ago myself. Cod works so well in the dish as it is chunky and meaty. This dish is so…