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…

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…

lemon + rhubarb scones

   We all love a little treat every now and again, and I have a bit of a thing for a good scone! Recently I was tasked with making some retirement cakes for a farewell lunch for a colleague and wanted to do something a bit different but tasty. I had a stick of rhubarb…

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…

Harissa salmon + spiced lentils

This was literally cobbled together with what I had left in the fridge, freezer and cupboard, it’s getting very bare and I need to go shopping! I do enjoy the invention test challenge of coming up with something tasty and healthy from leftovers and store cupboard staples!  This is also an easy and quick dish…

tomato, chorizo + butterbean soup

We are craving some quick and easy comfort food on this stormy Doris evening. This stew like soup is packed full of bright and sunny Mediterranean goodness. We can all but dream! Served with a gooey reduced fat cheese toastie of seeded bloomer, this really is a delicious, nutritious and filling dinner. Enjoy, Mrs H…

tuscan bean soup

I adore big hearty bowls of soup for a quick tea on busy week days. This one is packed full of goodness and takes no time at all to make. I enjoy this with a sprinkling of reduce fat cheddar on top and some freshly baked bread. Satisfying and healthy in one bowl. Enjoy, Mrs…

chocolate orange loaf

It’s half term here this week and the boys have lots of plans to get out and about if the weather behaves! A few picnics will have to made, so I thought I’d treat them with this easily transportable loaf cake. I’m using up the last of the beautiful blood oranges too. It’s by no…