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…

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…

spinach, butternut squash + ricotta conchigle

I drew inspiration for this pasta dish from a lovely fellow instagrammer, @mrssinge. This really is a tasty, filling, nutritious and low fat dish that is worth the effort to make it. You can cut corners and reduce the prep time by buying a tub of simple tomato pasta sauce but it’s really worth making…

lighter beetroot hummus

We are all desperate for some colour in these final weeks of winter. Spring keeps hinting that it’s not far away and I’ve got some gorgeous pink tulips to brighten up our home. It’s that gorgeous colour that game me inspiration for this pink hummus.  I often buy store hummus and love the lighter varieties…

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…

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…

butternut squash + chickpea tagineĀ 

I always mean to experiment and make tagine more often but they are normally too much prep for a weekday…until now! We need to eat more veggie meals too and I had some odds and ends of veg leftover so thought I’d try out a quick(er) veggie tagine. Some ready chopped butternut squash, mixed spices…

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…