Harissa lentil & roast veg bake

This is a really nutritious, veggie and protein packed meat-free supper. Not far off a moussaka but pimped up to a new level with rose harissa and made lighter with the lusciously thick and creamy @timsdairyyogurt natural yogurt and feta soufflé top. Also rammed full of sneakily blitzed veg but with some chunky veg for…

Meatball lasagne

A most welcome refuel after a gorgeous fam ride 🚴‍♀️this afternoon in the white peak. It sounds idyllic but 4K in and a snapped chain for me 🙈 Mr H had to bike it back home to get the car and bring his mtb for me to ride – so I won’t be able to…

Spanish Roast chicken + chorizo

Sundays in the Harris house house means only one thing, a roast dinner! My boys love all the roast incarnations as long as I serve up giant yorkshire puds and cauliflower cheese!  This recipe is a wonderful alternative to the usual Roast chicken and the flavour is amazing. It’s all done in one pot too…

Sichuan braised brisket with aubergine & shitake

Part 2 of a delicious fakeaway feast featuring @typhoonhousewares This dish is perfect for Mother’s days celebrations, a special dinner the whole family will give the thumbs up to. Cooked and served in this beautiful but robust ‘World foods range’ casserole dish along with rice/bao buns and a pile of steamed greens or Pak Choi….

Crispy Sichuan sea bass & satay noodles

Ditch the dirty takeaways and enjoy a fresh, healthy and tasty midweek fakeaway for two . This perfect lockdown date night dish was made super special by using the gorgeous http://www.typhoonhousewares.com ‘World foods’ cook and serveware range. The range features neutral tones at its core with pinches and twists of brighter colours and prints, it…

Crispy shredded duck burgers with plum sauce and a cucumber & spring onion slaw

In your face Chinese takeaway, lockdown Saturday nights just got proper lit !!! Slow cooked tongue tingling Sichuan pepper rubbed crispy duck, a totally from scratch unctuous plum sauce and some rather saucy homemade brioche buns or baps 😜 🤣 that teen was not impressed with 😝🙈 who said lockdown saturdays weren’t fun?! The gorgeous…

Sausage, spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Had this one in my head for a while but I knew it meant making fresh cannelloni as absolutely nada chance of buying anything resembling a cannelloni in the shops. Also zero chance of getting ‘00’ flour so was proper winging it with just plain flour and eggs. It was surprisingly easy given the hurdles…

Sourdough pizza base

The boys requested pizza so how could I refuse..so I went about adapting a sourdough recipe to make these beauties. We shared a Fiorentina, a Spanish tapas meat & chilli onion relish one, a Hawaiian one and a margherita and sweetcorn 🤢 one (Max’s!) . All demolished.For the base I used a mix of sourdough…

Spanish stuffed spuds!

A real belleh warmer to soften those early dark night blues. This was a totally yummy protein packed foodie experiment, filled with sunny Spanish favours of chorizo, saffron, paprika and tomatoes. I added chickpeas and red pepper too for that nutritional boost. This would also be ace with sweet potatoes omitting the chorizo for a…

Lighter lentil moussaka

A big mumma win tonight with this veggie delight! Lots of veggies, blitzed or chopped finely so they almost melt into the lentil sauce, with layers of potatoes and a delish low fat feta topping! Perfect for fooling the troops! Did it work? You bet!! clean plates all round! Recipe Serves 4-6, 7 smartpoints per…

Greek pulled pork pittas

In the pink tonight with these delish pulled pork and beetroot tzatziki pittas! Craving sunny flavours on a dire autumn-like summers day, so thought I’d experiment pulled pork with one of my fave summer flavours; Greek lemon and herb. This is a hands-off dish using the slow cooker. Prepped in 5 mins, then left to…

Chilli meatball nachos

‘Nacho usual nachos’!!! sorry for the cheesy mum quote but it is Friyayyy after all, and we’ve survived the ever so hard first week back in work after hols – yay! Looked forward to experimenting and making these meatballs all week and they are super sneaky as they contain grated courgette and a tin of…

Lighter chicken Kiev traybake

Juicy and totally tasty chicken Kiev’s, but without the guilt and calories of the fried and butter versions!  This healthy incarnation of the retro classic, uses a herb packed reduced fat soft cheese filling (filled without mess using a medicine syringe 💉 😂) and topped with panko for that crispy crumb topping. Roasting on a…