Dijon chicken + roots + braised red cabbage

Its begining to feel cold and wintry up here in the Peak District and I don’t think it will be long before we ge tthe first flurries of snow! After a chilly but sunny bike on the trails today, we wanted something warming and hearty for Sunday dinner, and this Dijon chicken was just that. The deep…

Roast chicken + chorizo

Sundays in the Harris house house means only one thing, a roast dinner! My boys love all the roast incarnations as long as I serve up giant yorkshire puds and cauliflower cheese!  This recipe is a wonderful alternative to the usual Roast chicken and the flavour is amazing. It’s one pot too so less to…

Moroccan meatball tagine

We all love meatballs but we’ve had more than enough pasta recently so thought I’d transform them into a tagine and dish up with couscous. My boys aren’t massive fans of lamb mince and I’m not particularly keen on the amount of fat in it, so I’ve replaced the lamb with lean pork mince. It…

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…

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…