We're all about easy, quick meals this week! Start the week off with a Japanese-inspired meal of miso chicken with crunchy apple slaw. Crispy skin salmon with rice salad is just a touch gourmet but so simple and fast to prepare. The final recipe - sausage stir fry - is a delicious family meal with an easy sauce that can be used as a base for other stir fries.
This sausage stir fry is the perfect weeknight dinner. Easy, quick and tasty, it also reheats well the next day. I usually make my own stir fry sauces rather than using packet sauces as I find they taste better and you know exactly what’s going in there. It may seem like a lot of different ingredients, but you can use […]
Crispy skin salmon with rice salad is super quick to prepare yet looks and tastes gourmet. It’s packed full of nutrients too! This is one of my go-to meals when I need something quick and healthy. The rice salad is pretty versatile and you can easily adjust it to suit your preferences (or to use up any leftover salad ingredients). […]
This Japanese-inspired miso chicken with crunchy apple slaw is simple and flavoursome. Make it more substantial with the addition of fresh buttered bread or a serving of brown rice. It’s hard to purchase miso paste in small quantities – I usually have to resort to buying the large tubs. It keeps really well in the fridge though (for at least […]
This week's menu has lots of fresh flavours and a balance of comfort food and lighter meals. Chicken, pear and haloumi salads are a quick, easy dinner, while shepherd's pie is the perfect winter warmer. Finish off your week with a simple but delicious margarita pizza. The homemade bases are a cinch to make and great as a gluten-free option too.
Anyone else love a good, simple margarita pizza? Tomato, cheese, basil – you can’t go wrong! The base for these pizzas is a simple homemade flatbread. It gives a nice thin base and is pre-cooked in the frying pan so the pizzas only need a short time in the oven. If you’re following a gluten-free diet, you can replace the […]
Shepherd’s pie is the perfect winter comfort food to fill hungry tummies. This version uses kumara in the mash which goes so well with the lamb. Did you know that Shepherd’s pie uses lamb mince while cottage pie uses beef mince? I only learnt that recently, although it seems so obvious now! This recipe is one of my mum’s – […]
Haloumi and fresh pear take this simple salad from ordinary to extraordinary! Bulghur wheat adds a nice nutty flavour and texture, and helps to fill you up too. This chicken, pear and haloumi salad is delicious for both lunch and dinner. Most meats would work well in this salad – try sliced steak, sausages or even salmon as alternatives to […]