chicken, cider + tarragon onepot

This delicious casserole is a celebration of fabulous spring produce! Making the most of jersey royals, leeks and spring chicken, it’s super easy to make and great just served with a pile of spring greens. Perfect for a Sunday, enjoy Mrs H x Serves 6, smartpoints 6 per portion 6 chicken breasts Medium Butternut squash,…

lighter Kofte with carrot + cumin salad

My husband is a huge fan of lamb kofte, but I have rarely made them at home due to the high fat content which just doesn’t agree with my tum!  So I thought I’d do a bit of experimenting and make a lighter version that are just as moist and tasty and a winner all…

chicken cacciatore

This has been a favourite for a while now, especially as there is always plenty of sauce left to make a leftover pasta dinner!  My boys love this as an alternative to a roast on a Sunday as it’s so good served with little crispy roast potatoes, and in-season greens. It’s fab too just mixed…

crispy fish tacos, mango salsa + chipotle cream

   It’s fridge/freezer/store cupboard raid week here at the Harris house, and I’m trying to be inventive plus healthy with what I can find!  According to my boys this is rather like a posh fish finger sandwich but with just a little heat and gorgeous freshness from the chipotle, mango and lime juice. You can…

lemon + rhubarb scones

   We all love a little treat every now and again, and I have a bit of a thing for a good scone! Recently I was tasked with making some retirement cakes for a farewell lunch for a colleague and wanted to do something a bit different but tasty. I had a stick of rhubarb…

spring vegetable minestrone soup

Soup is always my go to dinner on a Thursday when life is that bit more chaotic! This one takes no time at all to make, with prep and cooking time being only 15 mins. I use whatever green veg I have in but it really is good with beautiful in-season asparagus. I like to…

Bombay chicken + spiced roasted vegetables

     This is a new version of a family favourite chicken traybake called ‘mucky tea’ (named by the boys as it involves eating the chicken with your fingers which is rather messy!).  The dish involves using good quality tikka paste, zero fat Greek yogurt  chicken thighs and drumsticks and gorgeous in-season Jersey royal potatoes…

black bean + smokey roasted pepper chilli

The boys are always super starving after swimming on a Monday, and I literally need to have tea on the table within 5 mins of being home, otherwise there will be a total meltdown! So I needed to get savvy tonight and prepped this chilli within 20 mins and cooked it off a bit before…

pork, sweet chilli + apple burgers

This is a fab family dinner, but without the naughtiness of a full on beef burger. These always go down very well in our house served with a side of sweet potato oven baked wedges/chips and a good homemade slaw. Enjoy, Mrs H x Serves 4, smart points 9 Ingredients 400g Pack of lean pork…

Slow cooked Beef, green pepper + mushroom curry

This is a real hit with our boys and us alike. It is quite mild, but so tasty and a bit of a treat. I’ve been making this for over 14 years and is adapted from an Annabel Karmel recipe. It’s become our Christmas Eve tradition curry and I hope to be making it for…

Harissa salmon + spiced lentils

This was literally cobbled together with what I had left in the fridge, freezer and cupboard, it’s getting very bare and I need to go shopping! I do enjoy the invention test challenge of coming up with something tasty and healthy from leftovers and store cupboard staples!  This is also an easy and quick dish…

lighter pork fillet + mushroom stroganoff

This recipe is adapted from a James Martin beef fillet stroganoff, which is absolutely delicious, but rather naughty as it contains full fat sour cream and butter, plus it contains beef fillet which isn’t the cheapest cut for an everyday meal!  This healthy version contains reduced fat creme fraiche, only a little oil and lean…