Parsnip Soup

chorizo recipes

This is the perfect winter warming soup. So versatile to as it can suit everyons diet. Just take off the chorizo and yoghurt for the vegans in the house.

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Coriander and Yoghurt Chicken

marinated chicken recipes

A really easy and fresh summer dish. This amount of spice suits me, but if your feeding kids you might want to leave out the chilli. I also used store bought chapati bread. But if your feeling adventurous why not make your own.

Im not sure how hard chapati bread is to make as i’ve never made my own. It is on my to-do list. (along with a thousand other projects lol)

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Mexican Pulled Beef

mexican recipes

Cooking the meat very slowly like this makes it so tender in just falls apart. A great throw in the middle if the table and make your own dish. I like meals like this where everyone puts there own together.

This makes a large amount of meat. So if you have left overs. You could use it the next night for mexican spuds YUM. Bake your whole potatoes, slit them open then top with a dob of butter, your beef and salsa left overs, then a big dollop of sour cream and maybe even a sprinkle of cheese. mmmmm that sounds better than the wrap hay lol.

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Chermoula Prawns

chermoula prawns recipe

Look at all that flavour! These yummy prawns are coated in herbs and spices and are absolutely delicious!

I’m not a huge seafood fan, but these are so easy and tasty.  Actually my husband is the same. Not a big seafood lover, but really loved these prawns.

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Lamb with Chargrilled Vegetable Couscous

vegetable couscous

Another quick and easy dinner, something that I’m always on the hunt for.

Im just starting to get used to couscous, I have not been a huge fan of this grain. But I know its healthy for you. Much better than pasta. So I always go a little crazy with the herbs and accessories lol..Continue Reading

Pumpkin, Fig and Chickpea Salad

pumpkin recipes

This is a really filling salad. And its also a sweet salad which I loved. Im a fan of figs and they were a really nice combination of flavours with the spices and coriander. BUT once again I got complaints from the husband (no surprises here lol). I even questioned myself about posting this recipe, because he hated it so much.But I ate the left overs the next day and I still liked it the next day. I would love  somebody elses opinion on this one.

He didn’t like the honey in it. Um what honey? lol I think he meant the sweetness of the fig. I swear this man thinks he has an allergy to fruit!Continue Reading

Cashew and Coconut Chicken Curry

chicken curry recipe

I really loved this curry and no complaints with the husband neither. It was not too hot, I’m not a lover of too much heat. This was perfect for me. A really nice spice mix, and the baby spinach was a nice texture through the curry. It also adds that little bit of veg that we all need. You could cut the spinach up a little if you like to hide it a little more.Continue Reading

Chicken and Apricot Hot Pot

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This is great winter dish, very similar to apricot chicken. Its not quite as sweet as traditional apricot chicken, and has a few more veggies added which is always a plus. So it doubles as a good veggie hider, always a good thing in our house. I even hate carrots but I cant even taste them in this. I think its the sweetness of the apricots that hides it so well. I’ve always been an apricot chicken fan, i love that sweet sauce. But I was watching Master Chef the other night and the challenge was to reinvent apricot chicken because of this dreaded gluggy sauce. WHAT….. I’m a lover of this gluggy sauce. I had no idea what they were talking about. Pffft, but I’m not a chef.Continue Reading