Stuffed courgettes

Ingredients: 3 large courgettes 200 ml hot water 200g canned chopped tomatoes 4 tbsp olive oil For the filling 100g minced beef 2 tbsp rice, washed and drained 1 onion, chopped finely 1 green chilli, chopped A large pinch of cumin For the yogurt sauce 250g yogurt 2 tbsp dill, chopped 1 garlic clove, smashed…

Beef and bok choi noodles

Ingredients: 225g dried medium egg noodles. 300g lean beef steak, (e.g. sirloin or fillet, trimmed of all fat) 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp oyster sauce 2 tbsp Chinese rice wine 2 tsp rice wine vinegar 1 tsp sunflower oil 5cm piece fresh ginger, cut into fine matchsticks 4 small heads bok choi, cut…

Gluten free Meatloaf with gravy

This recipe is really easy and so delicious. And the best bit is it gets even better a few days later, pan fry a slice in butter and enjoy with gravy or a spicy tomato sauce and sautéed paprika potatoes, mmmmmmmm! 🙂 Obviously if you do not have to follow a GF diet then you can…

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I can’t believe this is my final menu of the year… 52 weeks done! I feels like I only started doing this yesterday. Over the weeks and months I hope you have found some fun and interesting dinners on here. Perhaps you have tried new things and experimented a little with different cuisines, or styles…

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Kicking off this week is Nigel Slater’s lasagne recipe which uses a very indulgent cream sauce instead of the usual béchamel. This is such a fantastic recipe because not only do you get a very indulgent dinner but also a whole batch of ready meals for the freezer – genius! Those of you who have…

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My goodness it’s been cold this week! And when it gets cold all I want to do is eat meat and lots of it so I have struggled to get veggie and fishy things on the menu this week. However, I think there is something that everyone will like on here somewhere so do give…

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I’m back! I know I disappeared for a couple of weeks but that just means I owe you a week so put it on my tab! This week is British sausage week – hoorah, so kicking off with a lovely sausage casserole. Thursday tapas feast is courtesy of Jamie’s 30 minute meals so although it…

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Starting this week with a traditional Peruvian dish of green chicken with rice and ending up almost Christmassy stuffed mushroom. Most measure spoons these days do come with cup equivalents on them, I use the Joseph ones, where 1 cup = 250ml and 1/3 cup is 85ml. Worth investing in if you haven’t got a good set…

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You know how sometimes you think about something and it sends you in to a blind panic because you haven’t done it? Well that happened this week when I realised that I hadn’t had a curry on the menu in a while…. so you’ve got 2 this week, one Indian and one Sri Lankan! If…

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We’re definitely heading in to autumn and while I still have some light summery dishes on the menu my mind is moving towards comfort and hearty food. So I started the week off with a leaner than usual lamb hotpot from the excellent Hairy Bikers diet cookbook, and then I just went crazy with a…

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Hello, another week and another menu, this year seems to be racing by! If you’ve never tried paneer before then you should definitely give Tuesday’s stuffed peppers a go. This Indian cheese is really tasty and the spicy twist to normal stuffed peppers is very mooreish, I’ve served it alongside plain rice but you can do whatever…

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I’m not quite sure where this week has gone, but here we are at the start of another menu! I have snuck in a pie this week and a few other comfort food favorites. These dishes are not expensive to make and delicious and tasty and what’s more the leftovers are great to freeze for…