Tandoori Chicken Skewers

Another vibrant healthy tea, quick to prepare and delicious with crisp green salad and a tart vinaigrette 😉 Ingredients (Serves 4 – prep time: 10 mins, cooking time: 25 mins) 2 packs of boneless skinless chicken thighs Juice of 1 large lemon 2 tsp paprika 1 inch chopped piece of fresh ginger 3 cloves of…

Easy Teas: Chicken Pizza with Basil and Mozarella Cheese

Drove home late from work and set too with this dish , quick to prepare, easy to cook and ready in thirty mins! Ingredients For the Pizza Base 500g chicken breast (minced) 1 tbsp tomato puree I clove garlic (peeled/chopped) 1 tsp mixed herbs 1 tsp smoked paprika Sea Salt and cracked black pepper For…

Mexican Spiced Up Lamb Scotch Eggs

Mexican Spiced Up Lamb Scotch Eggs First clear the tigers (who have turned up for tea) and prepare the table Next, lay out the ingredients (see list below) Ingredients To Make 8 Scotch Eggs 10 eggs (8 +2 for the coating) 800g lamb mince 1 green pepper (diced)   8 jalapeno peppers (well drained and diced)  …

Weekend Matters: Ruby Slaw

Crunchy and robust, this ruby coloured coleslaw is made for a bright summer tea. We served it with hot peppery watercress and smoky apple pulled pork in wraps, for a great combination of strong flavours. O and made two new friends… Here’s the recipe from Hemsley and Hemsley Good and Simple and – there’s a…

Weekend Matters: Carrot Cake

Some weekends call for cake. And this was beautiful – a sticky, moist, rich-textured cake, topped with thick, creamy American frosting – unbeatable. We ate large slices outdoors in a brief burst of brilliant hot yellow sunshine lost all too quickly between the heavy rain-clouds and high winds that blew in from the west. The…

Weekend Matters: Superfood Salad with Quinoa and Sweet Potato

I wanted some beautiful colour on my blog and some healthy food for the family For a one-time paleo girl (admittedly transitioning to 80/20) you may have noticed we have gone a little heavy back to pies and pastry but not this weekend. Instead, we ate: This superfood salad with quinoa and roasted spiced sweet…

Weekend Matters: Lemons, Blueberries and more

Its been one of those indecisive weekends of summer. How was it for you? All I can say is that later, it began to rain, over and over; leaving the ground sodden and heavy underfoot 😦 Cass the Hawk Earth bound and tethered til we can let him fly, Cass the Hawk huddled under the…

Weekend Matters: Spicey Meatballs and Cauli Tabouleh

As I write this, the rain is falling again on what has been a busy, long, wet and humid weekend. Cass (the hawk) has settled well into his new life and has brought a new interest into the family with twilight walks hunting like tigers, lying in the grass, watching… On Saturday night we cooked…

The Weekend Matters: Summer Coleslaw

Its been a bright sunny summer weekend and we’ve been busy working together upgrading the kitchen. Meals were light to match the mood with a few dozen warm jammy cookies chucked in on Sunday evening – just because we can. Today we are sharing our weekend recipes for an easy, colourful coleslaw, flax seed buns…

Paleo Chicken with Tomato and Balsamic Vinegar

Wednesday is recipe day and not one to disappoint, here is my take on balsamic tomato chicken: yum   Ingredients: Onion Garlic Butter Chicken breast chopped into chunks 500g tomatoes 2 – 3 tblspn balsamic vinegar more butter/lemon juice Basil leaves Method Fry the onion and garlic in the butter Add the chopped chicken Fry…

Paleo Slow Cook Beef Stew

Mad rush this morning but I can say with conviction tea is already sorted. Genius. Last night I prepped some veg: parsnips, onions, carrots and wrapped some jacket potatoes in a little oil and tin foil and put them in the fridge over night. Before leaving for work this morning, I browned some stewing steak…

Paleo Roasted Vegetable Tray Bake

Driving home this morning I caught a glimpse of exquisite halloween decorations on the grey iron railings by the side of the road. Tiny seed pearls adorned huge cobwebs gleaming and glinting in the sun: lining the road in triumph. But it wasn’t man made, it was nature and the sudden realisation of nature gifting…