Meat recipes

Dan Dan Noodles

During my visit home, while rooting through my mum’s cookbook collection; I found Chinese Food Made Easy by Ching-He Huang. I knew my mum wouldn’t use this book, she rarely uses a recipe for anything and so, I managed to commandeer it for myself. I’m not a fan of the cookery shows myself, a bit […]


Beef Goulash

Our vegetable box is delivered on Friday, so my current Saturday morning routine consists of getting up in time for Saturday Kitchen, sitting amidst my various cookbooks and looking for new recipes to try with my muddy bounty. One eye on James Martin, one on the books. My routine was somewhat upset this week as […]


Lovely Roast Chicken

The simplest things in life are often the best. A classic roast chicken, one of the easiest things to make, yet so tasty and comforting. Of course, I always buy the best quality I can and eek out the whole chicken to get as many meals as possible. See these tips from Jamie Oliver, Hugh […]


Bacon and Parsnip Pasta

I’ve been thinking of using parsnip with pasta for a while, but just hadn’t come up with the right way of doing it, then I came across this Jamie Oliver recipe and I earmarked it for the weekend. I personally think he’s got the proportions a bit wrong, too much bacon and not enough parsnip, […]


Beef, Mushroom and Guinness Stew

Another gem utilising my slow cooker. Inspired by this article by Nigel Slater we used cheap chunks of braising steak slow cooked with mushrooms, plenty of sweet onions and carrots and Guinness, to counteract the slight bitterness of the Guinness, I added a couple of tablespoons of prune jam that I had in the fridge, […]


Steak with Colcannon Mash and Creamy mushroom Sauce

Yes, this was as outrageous as it sounds. Not exactly in keeping with January healthy eating, but sometimes when it’s cold outside, you need something fortifying and creamy. However, all is not lost! There must be a good 2 portions of veg in the colcannon and mushroom sauce. I’ve already written about steak before and so […]


Slow Cooked Lamb, Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

The picture doesn’t really do this justice, it was the inaugural outing of our slow cooker and it did us proud! Amazing tender lamb in a rich sauce of lentils and sweet potato served alongside rice and peas. I just browned the meat and chucked it into the slow cooker with the rest of the […]


Lamb meatballs and couscous

Nigella comes up trumps again, although I have to say this is from her book rather than the TV show. It seems everyone is quick to criticise anything she does on TV, and while she does verge on the ridiculous much of the time, I think her genuine greed and love of food is really […]


Venison Sausages with Mash and Mushroom Sauce

Mmm… this was a seriously decadent, rich and comforting dinner. We got some venison sausages with our veg box this week (they were on offer). Naturally we immediately thought of sausage and mash and I had a little braised red cabbage in the freezer. It was the wine and mushroom sauce (inspired by our Abel […]


Sausage carbonara

I have a lot of Jamie Oliver books, they make good reading, but haven’t actually cooked that many of his recipes, he’s all about using amazing (expensive) ingredients simply, when I’m often not. That said, you can’t really fault him, he does make beautiful food and on his Ministry of Food website, he’s some delicious […]