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…

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…

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…

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…

spinach, chickpea + lentil curry

As a family we are trying to eat more meat-free meals, replacing the meat with alternative proteins such as pulses and tofu.  This simple curry is full of nutritious pulses, whilst being super cheap to make and full of lovely fragrant flavour.  The troops lapped it up with rice and naans and have requested it…

slow cooked pork rendang 

Not your normal Sunday evening recipe,  but I had kinda messed up with our plans this weekend and had 2 pork fillets that needed to be eaten today. Just don’t tell the boys it is national Yorkshire Pudding day as they will be gutted! Bring on this healthy makeover of a rendang. Even though it…

piri piri chicken burgers + avocado

This may look dirty but it certainly isn’t! It’s just proper tasty and full of moist marinated chicken, avocado and salad. Not only tasty but filling too and so big you’ll wonder how you’ll eat it, but you will! Comes in at a very cheap 12 smart points too. Perfect for a cosy Friday night…

quickie chicken noodle soup

Brrrrrrr – We are well under the thumb of winter here in Narnia this evening as it’s hitting -6!!  Both boys have been out in it with after-school activities and are in need of a serious warming up before they head on to the next activity! Thursday evenings are crazy and therefore dinner has be…

chicken katsu + japanese salad

Woohoo it’s Friyay! It has been a very long week and I’ve really been looking forward to getting home and having some time to test this ‘fakeaway’ recipe. I find cooking hugely therapeutic and relaxing, and for me it stirs those busy weekday troubles away. My boys love a fruity curry and they were weaned…

roasted aubergine & cauliflower curry

Boost those winter lurgies into orbit with this easy roasted aubergine and cauliflower curry! After the decadence of the festive period, a hearty veggie dish wins through in January. We are all currently suffering from some type of lurgy and aren’t feeling at our best, especially me who is immunosupressed. This dish contains warming garam masala…