Spring chicken + wild garlic pesto

I’ve had my eye on the copious amounts of bright green freshly sprouting wild garlic for a week or so now, so I seized the opportunity today to forage some for dinner tonight. Paring it with basil, parmesan, and lemon makes a wonderfully fragrant pesto, the perfect partner for chicken. Here I’ve used chicken legs…

chilli stuffed jacket potatoes

We love chilli and we love jacket potatoes so I fancied mixing it up tonight with these chilli stuffed jacket spuds! Made with lean mince beef, packed full of beans and plenty of hidden veg this is nutritious but kid friendly with just a hint of heat. The chilli can be made in advance or…

Meat & potato shortcrust pie

Sunday dinner this week paid homage to pie week and we just had to go old skool with a meat and potato pie in rich beef gravy. My mum used to make this when we were kids and I can remember the meat bubbling away for hours. I loved it with pickled red cabbage and…

Slow cooked lamb ragu stuffed conchiglioni

This has got to be the ultimate pasta bake….. Slow cooked lamb, mushroom and red wine ragu stuffed conchiglioni with a cheesy bechamel top served with homemade dough balls. Who’d have known this actually started life as a freezer stash, leftover 4hr lamb roast shoulder from last weeks Sunday dins! Super yummy and it all…

lighter cod florentine

Decadent, rich and cheesy, you’d never know this wasn’t the full on luxurious version, pimped up with a few bursts of sunblush tomato flavour. Perfect weekend food all the family will enjoy. serves 4, 6 smartpoints per portion Ingredients 4 x chunky cod loins 240g spinach 25g sunblush tomatoes 50g clover light 25g plain flour…

Dijon chicken + roots + braised red cabbage

Its begining to feel cold and wintry up here in the Peak District and I don’t think it will be long before we ge tthe first flurries of snow! After a chilly but sunny bike on the trails today, we wanted something warming and hearty for Sunday dinner, and this Dijon chicken was just that. The deep…

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 one pot too so less to…

Moroccan meatball tagine

We all love meatballs but we’ve had more than enough pasta recently so thought I’d transform them into a tagine and dish up with couscous. My boys aren’t massive fans of lamb mince and I’m not particularly keen on the amount of fat in it, so I’ve replaced the lamb with lean pork mince. It…

Crispy shredded pork + pancakes

I’m always on the look out for ways of turning those naughty Friday night takeaways into a tasty healthy fakeaway !  Crispy duck and pancakes is such a favourite of ours but the fat content is just ridiculous and I always feel yukky after and regret eating it (I blame the medication!) so I wanted…

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…