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…

crispy fish tacos, mango salsa + chipotle cream

   It’s fridge/freezer/store cupboard raid week here at the Harris house, and I’m trying to be inventive plus healthy with what I can find!  According to my boys this is rather like a posh fish finger sandwich but with just a little heat and gorgeous freshness from the chipotle, mango and lime juice. You can…

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…

black bean + smokey roasted pepper chilli

The boys are always super starving after swimming on a Monday, and I literally need to have tea on the table within 5 mins of being home, otherwise there will be a total meltdown! So I needed to get savvy tonight and prepped this chilli within 20 mins and cooked it off a bit before…

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…

lighter pork fillet + mushroom stroganoff

This recipe is adapted from a James Martin beef fillet stroganoff, which is absolutely delicious, but rather naughty as it contains full fat sour cream and butter, plus it contains beef fillet which isn’t the cheapest cut for an everyday meal!  This healthy version contains reduced fat creme fraiche, only a little oil and lean…

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…

chipotle and lime steak fajitas with avo cream

Perfect for a help yourself weekend picky dinner which my boys love. The steak can be marinated way in advance and then they takes no time at all to cook and put together. Another perfect Saturday night supper. Enjoy, Mrs H x Serves 4 4 thick rump steaks 2 red onions, peeled and cut into…

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…

squash, courgette + ricotta cannelloni 

I was really looking forward to experimenting with this perfect Friday supper. I expected it to be easy, fairly quick but special enough to kick off the weekend!  Unfortunately due to the ‘veg crisis’ I couldn’t get loose courgettes, however I could get both spiralised squash and courgette, which in hindsight was great because 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…