Recipe // Leek & Butternut Squash Spaghetti 

It’s been a while since I’ve made a new recipe to feature on here after feeling distinctly uninspired but after a short break to the lakes, I’m back and rearing to go! In a bid to use up leftover veg in the fridge, this meal was one of those ‘chuck everything in a pan and…

Recipe // SW Tex Mex Chilli

Chilli is often my go-go dish when I want to make something yummy, healthy but quickly! I have my own chilli recipe down to an art but in a bid to shape up, I decided to give this completely syn free Slimming World chilli a go! The majority of the ingredients were the same, just…

Recipe // Lime Chicken & Cheesy Leeks

Sometimes I find that I make the same recipes on repeat but since I picked up a copy of the Lean in 15 cook book from Joe Wicks a few weeks ago I’ve been given fresh inspiration and want to create yummy, healthy meals again. Grilled chicken and veg is the oldest ‘healthy meal’ in…

Recipe // Chicken & Chorizo Noodles

This week I’m working my way through the Lean in 15 cookery book and the latest offering was the chicken and chorizo recipe.  It’s meant to be eaten alone but after a busy day in work I wanted to pad it out a bit so I decided to add noodles. It truly is a 15…

Recipe // Butternut Squash & Meatballs

This recipe was one of those nights where I had lots of leftover veg in the fridge and I was lacking on meat so I decided to defrost a pack of meatballs. I didn’t fancy cooking pasta, so I wanted to create a dish that would taste great with rice. And…I think I more than…

Recipe // Dippy Eggs and Feta

Brunch is one of my favourite meals yet I very rarely take the time to prepare it. But as we enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend I decided to take full advantage and make an old fave – dippy eggs. Dippy eggs is the ultimate sharing dish – throw in a handful of ingredients, expertly poach…

Recipe // Chicken Peanut Butter Curry

The title of this blog post contains two of my favourite things – peanut butter and curry. To be quite honest with you, I’m surprised I hadn’t made this recipe before! I knew I was in the mood for something filling, hearty and full of flavour, but slightly healthier than a creamy curry. So after a…

Recipe // Lemon and Garlic Roast Potatoes

I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s something rather comforting about a mound of roasties. Whether it’s accompanying a satisfying pub roast lunch or a homemade meal for the family, you can’t go wrong with roast potatoes. However, I must confess something here before we continue…I like to mix my roasts up. Traditional roast dinners aren’t necessarily…

Food // Do you enjoy home cooking?

Following a catch-up with the girls earlier this week over a delicious Italian takeaway, (no that doesn’t mean just pizza, we had pasta too!) and a discussion around home cooking and preparing meals, it occurred to me that everyone had a different take on this. For me, it’s how I relax. During the week I…

Food // Chicken & Leek Risotto

Lately I’ve got stuck in a rut of making the same meals so earlier this week i decided to mix it up and try a chicken  risotto. After a quick gander on the Good Food website I found relatively easy recipe. So what did I need? Ingredients Arborio rice  2 chicken breasts Red onion 1 leek…

Food // Veggie Filled Pasta Bake 

Pasta bakes are dead easy and if you pile yours with veggies, it can be on the healthy side too. I decided to fill up on broccoli, chestnut mushrooms and peppers. Oh and a portion of cheeee and chorizo too. You need something naughty to balance out the greens. What do you need? Pasta –…

Food // Chorizo and Tomato Risotto

Risotto is one of those recipes that I always chose when eating out and wonder why I don’t make it at home….and then when I gave it a go, I remembered. The constant stirring and adding stock means it’s quite time-consuming but thanks to the combo of flavours and the filling rice, it’s great for…

Recipe // Aubergine, Sweet Potato and Squash Curry 

Since I set myself the challenge of following a Pescetarian diet I haven’t missed meat but I’ve really been craving a huge, fattening curry. My old choice would have been a chicken tikka masala but now I’m open to new veggie-filled recipes! After a quick search on the Good Food website, which is an absolute…