Spinach and rocket pesto lunch

Good healthy food has no right to be so attractive!  You’d expect it to be brown and sludgy wouldn’t you?! I made an “almost” pesto, using freshly grown rocket and spinach leaves, some olive oil, walnuts and a garlic clove.  No Parmesan or extra salt in there, I wanted that boost of flavour to come…

Spiced pheasant burger!

Super tasty and very filling little burger to scoff.  Pheasant is naturally low in fat so you’ll need to add some pork mince to it too, so you can choose then how much fat you add in. We made these burgers last year for the first time and they were so so tasty we made…

Stuffed green peppers, Mexican inspired beef and rice mix

Sumptuous sweet stuffed green peppers cooked in the slow cooker today.  I was really naughty and threw together ingredients so I’ve done the best I can at remembering what I put in it! Serves 4. 225g white rice, then cooked 4 green peppers, tops removed and used in the mix, and de-seed the middle. 500g…

Peppery rocket and cress salad with feta

Quiet lunch required today while hubby sleeps in from working a night shift and getting home at silly’o’clock! Time for toast, topped with a cracking vitamin and mineral packed peppery salad of mixed leaves, rocket, nasturtium leaves and large water cress, fresh cherry tomatoes and some creamy low fat feta cheese.  Still doesn’t feel like…

Asian steamed sea bream, seriously moreish!

This recipe took us both by surprise, there is a fair amount of prep and lots of ingredients required!  Totally worth it however, we will make this again! Out of necessity we had to make a few substitutions.  We didn’t have Oyster sauce, so believe it or not subbed in Hoisin (it’s only 1 tbsp…

Mushroom and chicken risotto.

Risotto is one of those wonderfully comforting meals made with just a few simple ingredients. I was making a large batch of chicken stock today (recipe and details here) which always makes the house smell wonderful but at the same time makes you crave chicken!  It made sense to me to use some of our…

Chicken stock, recipe.

Making your own stock is very rewarding.  It means you make the very most of your bones and it’s much healthier than the very salt-laden shop bought varieties. We save all the chicken bones we can, so if we have to bone legs for instance, we save them and freeze them raw.  When we have…