Category: Quick & Easy

Roast Ham with Honey Mustard & Chipotle

Roast Ham with Honey Mustard & Chipotle

The ham and pease pudding stottie is Traditional to the North East and Northumberland. It is the perfect solution to a rumbling stomach after a day of fresh air and a bit of graft!

Sometimes it is the most basic of foods that can be the most satisfying, a simply boiled joint of gammon finished off in the oven with a tasty glaze, carved thickly and served in a freshly baked stottie and pease pudding….delicious!

Chicken Tagine

Chicken Tagine

This Chicken Tagine recipe is a brilliantly quick and easy way to cook a hearty, healthy, winter warmer of a dish.

Tagine is Moroccan and is both the name of the dish, and the vessel that it is traditionally cooked in. There are numerous different recipes that you can follow, but they generally all include meat (normally Chicken, Lamb or Beef), vegetables and fruit or olives.

Chicken with Sumac & Preserved Lemon

Chicken with Sumac & Preserved Lemon

This recipe of Chicken with Sumac & Preserved Lemons is in my opinion a perfect introductory dish into the wonderful world of Middle Eastern cuisine. It is really simple and easy to make, and will reward you with some absolutely amazing flavours and aromas, both whilst preparing and cooking it, and most importantly whilst eating it!

Lamb Koftas

Lamb Koftas

Yesterday’s lunch was a last minute affair, me and the kids had headed over to Tynemouth to see a pal, and before long conversation turned to what was for lunch. After a quick brainstorm and a trip to the local supermarket we were back in the kitchen rustling up some really tasty lamb Koftas.

With 2 keen cooks working away, lunch was ready within about 25 minutes, and the result was a really tasty, low-carb (January diet) and really very healthy lunch.

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.