Prawns with Lemon and Parsley

This simple meal offers a huge amount of flavour. The ingredients are fresh and zingy, perfect for summer, and it’s cooked in no time at all. In fact it’s the perfect mid-week meal for all the family. Prep time: 15 minutes. Cook time: 10 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil…

Paleo Beef Curry

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post. Did you miss me? 🙂 The reason for my absence, is because I’m working on a new project at home (more of that in future posts). As a result, I’ve simply not had the time, or energy, to photograph and write about all the grub-tastic…

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Another great dish for a dinner party. Choose wild salmon fillets from your fishmonger. You can’t beat the taste, and they’ll be much bigger than those you’ll find in the supermarket. The pistachio crust can be prepared the night before. Just cover the dish with clingfilm and pop it in the fridge overnight. NB. Shelled…

Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze

Another incredibly easy dish which can be prepared the night before. This works well served with lots of vegetables. I chose marsh samphire as I’d bought a huge bag of it from my local grocery store. I also used it in the salmon dish yesterday. Serves 4 Prep: 15 minutes. Cooking: 20 minutes 4 boneless…

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Sauce

Wow! This dish offers incredible depth of flavour. It’s so easy but it’s good enough to impress your dinner party guests and can be prepared in advance too. Serves 4 Prep: 15 minutes (plus fridge time). Cooking: 10 minutes Ingredients 4 large salmon fillets, skinless 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp onion…

Orange-Rosemary Seared Salmon

If my taste buds could talk, they’d be screaming “Yay! It’s summer!” I’m not joking! This dish is perfect for this time of year and it’s so quick and easy. It’s packed full of goodness and flavour too. My family tell me it’s like eating in a restaurant, it’s so grub-tastic! They’re biased I know,…

Dried Fuit & Nut Balls

These yummy little dried fruit and nut balls are packed full of nutrients and fibre. Great for your lunch box or for taking on a picnic. Use whatever dried fruit and nuts you have in your store cupboard, but I recommend using Medjool dates and dried apricots as their gooey texture holds the ingredients together…

Roast Leg of Lamb & Vegetables

Leg of lamb is one of my favourite things in the world to eat. It’s so easy and doesn’t take long to cook either. I came across a lovely recipe for roasted leg of lamb on the wonderful Enjoying This Journey, a couple of days ago and decided to do something similar. I happened to…

Dried Fruit Bars

This is the easiest snack I’ve ever put together. I had all the ingredients in my store cupboard already so all that I had to do was weigh out the ingredients. Here’s what I used, but you can use whatever dried fruit you have in. Cranberries would be a good option or mango. You can…

Spicy Aromatic Chicken

I think this is my new favourite! As the title suggests, the ingredients create the most wonderful aroma whilst the chicken is cooking. This is very easy to make and it’s all cooked in one pot. In fact I adapted this dish from my ‘One Pot’ cook book by Marks & Spencer. Good old M&S!…

Quinoa and Cashew Nut Pilaf

This is a light, healthy dish, perfect for summer, and it’s super-easy too. It can be served warm or cold so it’s great for making in advance and serving up at a picnic or BBQ. Quinoa is a South American, gluten-free grain not dissimilar to rice, but lighter in texture. It has a nutty taste…

Leek, Cucumber and Emmenthal Flan

The ingredients in this flan are so unusual. There’s the crispness of the water chestnuts, the softness of the leeks, and the sweetness of the pineapple. Mix them all together and they work quite brilliantly. This dish is perfect for the weekend, served at lunch or supper time with a large salad. I hadn’t used…