Summer minestrone

This summer minestrone is light and delicious, not to mention soothing and easy to make. A real celebration of summer vegetables in a light, herby tomato broth.

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Peasto soup

Yes, the title is a play on words but I can’t help it, the sweetness of the peas with the peppery herby bite from the rocket and basil pesto. serves 6-8 people 1 small potato and onion finely diced, 1 clove garlic, 750ml vegetable stock, 150g frozen defrosted peas, Pesto: 30g rocket, 30g fresh basil,1 […]

Braised Chicken with Marsala sauce

  2 large chicken breasts (butterflied in half to make 4 fillets – or 4 large boneless skinless thighs) 50ml marsala (4 syns but double check values and check your brands please) 150g chestnut mushrooms, sliced 1 small onion finely diced 1/2 tsp thyme 150ml chicken stock 1 tbsp elmlea light double cream salt and pepper.   […]

Cottage pie

Nick and I aren’t huge fans of gravy (although sometimes get a hankering for it) so I make this version which I adapted from Michelle roux jr and I must say I love it! Serves 6 (at 1.5 syn each depending on your brands of butter and only 1 syn if you use milk as […]

Chorizo style one pot pasta

Sometimes I like to eat something that feels meaty but doesn’t have a lot of meat, this is one of those meals, if you’re vegan/vegetarian just leave out the chorizo it is still just as beautiful! 1/2 red pepper (finely diced) 1 small red onion (finely diced) 1 tsp smoked paprika and garlic granules 3 […]

Spanish Omelette: Tortilla

For me a Spanish omelette has to be packed full of potatoes and onions and is pretty much a meal within itself but it is also fabulous as a side to a full English breakfast. So it is under both light bites and sides and dinners! It is just as good when kept in the […]