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…

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…

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…

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…

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…