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Baked Ratatouille

Baked Ratatouille

Where I am currently on holiday in a small beach town in France, I’m surrounded by fresh produce. The indoor market opens every day and inside you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread, patisserie, meat, fish and seafood as well as ready prepared dishes […]

Broad Bean, Feta and New Potato Filo Tart

Broad Bean, Feta and New Potato Filo Tart

Summer is the time for quick and easy light meals, whether for lunch or supper, and to make the most of summer produce it is good to use seasonal vegetables which are at their peak. I picked these broad beans at the local pick your […]

Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Fillet

Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Fillet

While I’m a big fan of pulled pork it can be a bit heavy and fatty in the summer, and a big joint of meat can be expensive. My tangy slow cooker pork fillet is the perfect recipe to combat both of these problems, the […]

Slow Cooker Purple Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

Slow Cooker Purple Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

I just love the bright colours of this dish! I usually buy normal orange sweet potatoes, which of course would work just as well in this dish, but tried out a purple sweet potato this time, so colourful. A veggie stew full of goodness is […]

Slow Cooker Beef Curry

Slow Cooker Beef Curry

Spicy and warming, this slow cooker beef curry bubbles away in the slow cooker, the beef softening and flavours gently developing over the hours. Packed full of vegetables too, the butternut squash thickens the sauce naturally so there is no need to use a thickening […]

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Sausage and Leek Casserole

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Sausage and Leek Casserole

Creamy, warming and so easy to make – slow cooker honey mustard sausage and leek casserole is a family favourite here. Sweetness from honey (I used Maille brand French mustard with added honey), warmth from the mustard, leeks which melt away, a creamy sauce which […]

Slow Cooker Pesto and Sweet Potato Chicken

Slow Cooker Pesto and Sweet Potato Chicken

A busy day calls for a dinner thrown in the slow cooker earlier in the day, so I can get on with that never-ending to-do list. My slow cooker pesto and sweet potato chicken is simple to prepare, tastes great and gets in a few […]

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Lentil Lasagne

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Lentil Lasagne

As the weather slowly improves and the start of Spring appears to have finally arrived, I like to enjoy comfort food still but with a healthier twist. My slow cooker butternut squash and lentil lasagne is a great filling veggie slow cooker dish and works […]

Slow Cooked Challenge Roundup January 2017

Slow Cooked Challenge Roundup January 2017

I am still struggling to believe it is February already, how about you? Although the bitingly cold days seem to be over now (fingers crossed) it is still a bit nippy so it is always good to try some new slow cooked recipes. Luckily I have […]

Slow Cooker Whole Spiced Cauliflower

Slow Cooker Whole Spiced Cauliflower

My slow cooker whole spiced  cauliflower is a delicious way to add more vegetables to your diet and still enjoy loads of flavour. It is also perfect for Meat Free Mondays as well as being a great frugal option for a main meal. Hello February, the […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potato

Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potato

I’m still on a healthy eating drive so this slow cooker chicken tagine with sweet potato is just what I need, served with green vegetables and couscous or rice. In winter or in summer, these Moroccan inspired flavours add a touch of spice to your […]

Slow Cooker Gnocchi with Cannellini Beans

Slow Cooker Gnocchi with Cannellini Beans

This slow cooker gnocchi with cannellini beans is a hearty and satisfying dish which will warm you up this winter, and will fit into your healthy eating plan too. This month I am craving vegetarian and lighter dishes, after the excesses of December. I have […]