Mexican pork and black bean tacos

Ingredients: 2 tsp vegetable oil 1/2 red onion, chopped 2 tsp each smoked paprika and ground cumin 500g pack lean pork mince 300ml passata 5 tbsp barbecue sauce 400g can black beans, drained small bunch coriander, chopped 8 taco shells 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced 1/2 iceberg lettuce, finely shredded soured cream, to serve (optional)…

Crispy pork w/ coriander rice

Ingredients: 250g rice, half basmati, half wild rice cooked until there is still a little bite left in the grain 5 tbsp plain flour, seasoned 1 heaped tsp Chinese five spice powder 2 medium eggs, beaten Abt 100g panko breadcrumbs 500g pork shoulder or leg steaks cut into 1cm strips 100ml vegetable or groundnut oil…

Ultimate pulled pork

Ingredients: For the dry spice rub 50 g soft dark brown sugar 4 tbsp smoked hot paprika 3 tbsp flaked sea salt 1 tbsp garlic powder (dried in the spice aisle) 1 tbsp onion granules, ground to a powder by hand or in a spice grinder (dried in the spice aisle) 2 tbsp cayenne pepper…

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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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Definitely feeling the cold now so some really hearty, warming recipes this week. Some of the meals this week take a little time, so you might want to prep the night before or pre-cook so all you have to do is pop in the oven when you get home from work to finish off. However…

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Tuesday’s fish fingers are a cheats dream for a quick dinner and they can be prepared in advance to the stage before you cook them and then stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours or freezer for up to 3 months – Billy Bonus! I love food like this because we all have…

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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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Chicken, chicken and more chicken… I can never get enough of it!! Seriously apologies for the chicken overload this week guys. The roast chicken on Sunday has a lovely Spanish twist with the smoked paprika, and the sausage dish on Wednesday is both comforting and super easy to make! Hope you find something you like…

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Sorry for the delay with posting, have been away for the weekend and the schedule post didn’t post! Anyway, easy peasy meals for this week, and the jerk ribs would work a treat on the BBQ! Have tried to keep things light and summery so I hope you enjoy trying some of these! Enjoy 🙂 Saturday:…

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Week 24 and I have included something a little unusual this week. Jollof rice is a Nigerian dish, which is very close to my heart. Many years ago, a very kind Nigerian friend took me in when I was pretty much homeless until I got back on my feet. During this time she made some…

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At first glance you might think we are back in winter with fried chicken and braised ox cheek BUT we all need a bit of comfort food whatever the weather, so I just went with my cravings this week! The ox cheek takes time, but it’s definitely worth the wait, meltingly delicious.  Another one to highlight…