Category Archives: Mains

Main course dishes to satisfy your hunger!

No-Cream Spaghetti Carbonara with Zucchini

Carbonara with no cream and added vegetables! Every carbonara that I’ve made from scratch in the past has included cream – but not this one and we really didn’t miss it! I also replaced about a third of a standard … Continue reading

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Prosciutto-wrapped Pesto Chicken

This is a gourmet meal requiring zero effort 🙂 You really don’t need any cooking skills to make this delicious dinner, and there are only 3 ingredients (plus whatever you have as a side dish)  🙂 The chicken bakes in the oven … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Meatball Massaman Curry

Light but comforting at the same time. This is the perfect curry even if it is summer where you live as it is full of fresh flavours plus being cooked in the crockpot means no slaving over a hot stove. … Continue reading

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Carbonara Cauliflower Cheese

Can I eat this every day? I’ve had cauliflower cheese before but I have never been a fan. However, now I know the two most important things about making it amazing – roast the cauliflower and then add carbonara sauce … Continue reading

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Recipe Re-visit: Beer-based Pizza with Tuna and Pine Nuts

There are now so many recipes on this blog that I thought I would make these recipe re-visits a regular occurrence. I first made this pizza four years ago and I still remember how tasty it was. The dough is made … Continue reading

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Zucchini and Basil Pesto Quiche

Light but still super tasty. Usually I put a pile of cheese and also some cream in my quiches but not this time. The basil pesto gives this quiche all the flavour it needs and of course that makes it a much lighter option … Continue reading

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Simple Pulled Pork Burgers

Feed a crowd with zero effort 🙂 I first made pulled pork about 5 years ago, but this is a much easier version. I think it tastes better too! Cooking the pork in the slow cooker means it requires literally … Continue reading

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Salmon and Vegetable Risotto

This is easier than you think. Risotto isn’t something that I usually make because it can be a little difficult to get the right consistency. I found this recipe in the June 2017 issue of Recipes+ magazine and it is actually … Continue reading

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Chicken Shawarma Kebab

Spice up your BBQ. This tasty chicken kebab is an ideal lighter alternative for the BBQ. The gentle spices are imparted onto the meat through the marinade, and the low level of chilli means this is perfect for the family. I particularly … Continue reading

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Sausage, Egg and Bagel Bake

Brunch in one pan. This recipe was inspired by a half-price bag of bagels that I bought at the supermarket, and the fact that my husband loves French toast. The addition of sausages adds flavour to the eggs and makes … Continue reading

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