Category: Leftovers

Lamb Tagine with Spiced Chickpeas

Lamb Tagine with Spiced Chickpeas

Lamb Tagine is an absolutely brilliant recipe/method of cooking to really get all the flavour out of a cheaper cut of lamb. It is really easy and as long as you have a clay tagine and a heat diffuser to go on your hob you can’t go wrong!

Using Lamb instead of chicken, adds a lot of extra depth of flavour to the finished dish, and it really benefits from the addition of a sweet and sticky element. Many recipes will use dried apricots (which work really well), however, on this occasion I went for prunes instead. Over the hour or so that the tagine is cooking, they break down creating a really rich and flavoursome sauce.

Turkey Curry

Turkey Curry

I know that there have probably been a thousand different Turkey curry recipes made over the past couple of weeks, as keen cooks desperately try to use up the mountain of Turkey meat that is invariably leftover from a Christmas meal.

However, January for me, is used as an opportunity to try and get rid of some unwanted weight that has been piled on over the festive period. My usual approach to this is to sign myself up to Dry January and abstain from my biggest guilty pleasure for a month, whilst also reducing my carb intake which generally does the trick!

This delicious Turkey Curry is a great recipe for this of you in the same boat, who are looking for a healthy, nutricious, low carb midweek meal.

Leftovers – Shepherds Pie

Leftovers – Shepherds Pie

In terms of cooking, one of my favourite things is looking in the fridge and cupboards midweek, and putting together a wholesome family meal, using up leftovers and those half packets of weird and wonderful food items. This is my most recent efforts which I thought was worth sharing. Homemade Leftovers Shepherds Pie.