Kedgeree
While Kedgeree was traditionally a breakfast dish, originating in the days of the British Raj, It’s good eaten any time of the day . The combination of mild curry flavours, smoked fish, and hard- boiled egg is very savory, and...
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Lonely Sausage Risotto
One sausage a bit of bacon , 4 people, nothing much on offer? This risotto is tasty and filling, not to mention, cheap and easy.  Ingredients 1 ½ litres of chicken stock - 1 tsp stock powder per cup of water if...
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Magic Chicken Pies
These pies are “magic” because they make a little bit of chicken go such a long way. Ingredients 1 single chicken breast, cooked, or equivalent quantity of left over’s shredded 25g butter 1 leek, sliced (or use chopped onion if...
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Make in Bulk Master Meatball Mix
I find meatballs time consuming to make for a single meal, but keeping a load ready prepared in the freezer makes a meatball meal quick and easy and the kids help out with the rolling. This mixture can also be...
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Minestrone Soup
Minestrone is a robust vegetable based soup, the addition of beans and pasta makes it a complete meal in a bowl.  Change the ingredients according to the season – for example if leek is expensive leave it out and add...
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Moroccan Beef Bowl
This savoury beef mince dish is easy to make using my Moroccan spice blend. I serve it on herby roasted vegetable couscous but it’s also good on rice. You can add a salad or cooked seasonal green veggies or top...
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Paprika Chicken Casserole
This easy casserole is savory but not “hot”. I use drumsticks, thighs or a mixture.You can make this in the oven or brown the chicken, mix together the sauce and sling it all in the slow cooker for 5-7 hours,...
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Peanut Chicken and Rice
This is a good Sunday night supper type dish – you probably have everything you need in the pantry and freezer already. Its tasty and satisfying in a risotto-ish kind of way but with a bit more zing. Ingredients 1...
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Pilau Rice "n" Spice Supper
This “made from next to nothing” meal is delicious, interesting and can be styled up or down as your budget allows. Ingredients 350-500g minced beef, pork or chicken 1 tsp oil, if needed 1 onion, chopped ½ tsp cinnamon ½...
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Pot Roasted Chook with Veggies
A pot roast isn’t the prettiest dish but for a fairly “hands off” meal it’s a great option, is super savoury and comforting and makes the house smell like a French bistro. You can swap the veggies and herbs according...
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Pumpkin Chickpea Curry
This simple dish is packed with flavour, its inexpensive to make and really filling.  Style it up with a sprinkle of fresh chopped coriander and some cashew nuts or eat it as is, with rice, or rolled in flat bread....
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Sausage Jalousie
This is a good thing to make if you are feeding visiting children, its similarity to sausage rolls makes it a winner every time, not to mention the fact that its dead quick and easy to make! Use the best...
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Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs in Sauce
Meatballs are a family favourite so it’s not a bad idea to make a double batch of the meatballs and freeze half, then all you need to do is assemble the sauce, add the balls, turn the cooker on and...
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Somerset Chicken and Cider Pie
This is a relatively quick to assemble pie filling – you can make it as one large family pie or Jalousie, or make individual pies, pot pies or a cobbler. Ingredients 2 tbsp oil 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced...
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Spiced Pumpkin Soup
Silky, spicy,savoury and sophisticated. This is a "next level" pumpkin soup. The sweetness of the pumpkin and tartness of tamarind are delicious and it's easy to make. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped ½ tsp dried chilli...
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Spicy Beef, Beans and Rice
This dish is one of a series I call a "super stretcher" recipe. Stretching as little as 250g minced beef to serve 6 people, this recipe may just save your bacon. While it's probably not the prettiest dish you’ve ever...
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Split Pea and Smoky Ham Soup
Soup can be both a comfort and real meal, with little "hands on" time required. Pea and Ham is a classic and it's cheap and easy to make. Ingredients 1 onion finely chopped 1 large or 2 small celery stalks...
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Super Stretcher Beef Chilli
This is a "super stretcher recipe" making a little bit of meat go a long way. Use on corn chips, in a jacket potato, over rice, in a burrito or spread over tortillas, sandwich them together with grated cheese and...
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Teriyaki Pork and Pineapple
This fast and easy family meal is an easy weeknight option. Add some sliced veg or frozen stir fry veg if you like. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 500g diced pork 1 tbsp grated ginger 1 430g can pineapple chunks in...
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Thai Beef Salad
Fast, flavoursome and fairly lean, this easy meal is good on its own or stuffed into flat bread (or an egg pancake if you are doing the low carb life). Fresh herbs are essential in this dish and they aren’t...
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