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…

BBQ beef brisket, ranch slaw and Tex-Mex chips

‘Ooh get your laughing gear round that boys’ to quote my husband!! The Slow cooker ruled the day today as footy, hairdressers and shopping beckoned! All prepared in 20 mins tops in my dressing gown and then left to cook low and slow all day! All I then had to do was pop it in…

Beef & beer slice

👀Nothing to see here Gregg’s bakery nothing to see 👀… except that my steak bake is bigger than yours!! My boys love a cheeky steak bake so thought I’d treat to them this mahoosive beef and beer slice version! It literally filled the entire baking tray! Made with simple ready made puff pastry and 3.5hr…

lighter greek meatball & jersey royal one Pot

Along with blood oranges, figs, and asparagus, Jersey Royals are one of my  fave fresh produce. So when I saw this recipe in this months bbcgoodfood magazine, I just had to try, adapting it to make it more healthier with hidden veg, and more hands off being oven baked. Super tasty and full of mediterranean…

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…