Garlic prawns with peas and beans

Pan fry frozen prawns in a bit of hot oil and garlic (or alternatively buy frozen garlic prawns). Fry them until the prawns are pink all over. About 4-5 mins. In the microwave put a bowl of peas, edame beans, black beans (half a tin drained and washed) and sweet corn (if you like) with…

Cottage pie with cauliflower and leek topping

This is more of an idea than a recipe. Make bolognase with minced beef, a tin of chopped tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, chopped veg and a tsp of sugar. Cook it then ladel it into a dish. Top it with half and half cauliflower to leeks (about 500g of each for a small dish). Chop and…

Mini pork and beef burgers in a pita bun

Use one third pork mince to two thirds beef mince and mix it together. The amounts will depend on how many burgers you want to make. Then season with salt and pepper, quite a lot of both – there’s nothing worse than an underseasoned burger. I snipped in oregano and rosemary (only the tender new…

Greek yoghurt with chia, lemon and local honey

If you like thick, creamy yoghurt then you must try Aldi natural greek yoghurt at about £1.25 a tub. It’s out of this world. This morning I squeezed in a good quantity of lemon juice, maybe a table spoon into 1/3 tub yoghurt, then stirred in 1tsp of local welsh honey made down the road…

Aubergine and chickpea tagine with quinoa

One aubergine, sliced lengthways then each half sliced into half moons 4-5 echalion onions sliced lengthways 2 largeish carrots sliced into short lengths 1 beetroot halved and sliced into half moons 1 largeish preserved lemon chopped into small cubes 1 tin chickpeas, drained and washed A good handful of say 8 mini tomatoes A few…

Bolognase with black bean spaghetti

A bramley apple sized ball of mince beef from the butcher. Probably about 200g weight. 1-2 carrots 1 large red onion 2 sticks celery 6 brown mushrooms quartered 1 green pepper Put all the veg except the mushrooms in a chopper and finely dice (or do it by hand) Put oil in a large saucepan…

Roast veg and baked feta with bay

Preheat oven to 180’C Put a desert spoon of coconut oil on a baking tray and place in heated oven. Deskin and half lengthways 4 echalion onions Thickly slice an aubergine into fat chips Brush clean some foriestiere mushrooms Remove the baking tray from the oven and turn the veg in the melted oil. Spread…

Beautiful stilton burger

Makes two. 150g lean minced beef 1 egg Salt (be generous, there’s nothing worse than an undersalted burger) Pepper A slice of Stilton cheese about 1 cm thick, rind removed Put everything but the cheese into a bowl. Mix it with a fork until it all comes together into a thick patty Divide into two…

Tomatoes, mozzarella and dill

Warm the tomatoes from the fridge by placing them in the sun. Warm the mozzarella to room temp. Slice both onto a plate and drizzle with the best quality virgin cold pressed olive oil you can afford. Apparently the best stuff makes the most bubbles when shaken. Snip over dill Enjoy. Im currently into sherry…