TEST – Monday Night Lentil Pie

So-called because you top it with leftover roast potatoes from the weekend. I made this alongside a beef cottage pie and it was already so tasty. I’m hoping you testers can suggest a few changes to get the lentils banging. Then I’ll think of something witty to say in the forenote. Alex Thurman – Feed … Read More

TEST – Oven-baked pork and veg meatballs

Don’t be put off by the effort of homemade meatballs, these are baked in the oven so that the cooking is handsfree. And if you don’t have time to make the meatballs, you can make the mixture into a quick meatloaf or burger patties instead, just be sure that they are cooked through. They’re brilliantly … Read More

Beef Rendang

I must admit, I was planning to make a beef Massaman when I went to the shop to grab the usual Bart’s paste I use, but it was out of stock. So, scratching around for a curry paste that would work well with the beef I’d already bought, I found The Spice Tailor’s Beef Rendang … Read More

Carnitas and flatbreads – Pork Fajitas

Slow cooking inexpensive cuts of meats is the budget way to eat like a king. Here the method of slow cooking the meat in a rub rather than submerged in liquid creates a far tougher end result in comparison to most other slow-cooked meats, but it carries a whole lot of flavour that will make … Read More

PORK AND CIDER STEW

MASTERPLAN WEEK 3 Serves 10126PORK AND CIDER STEWThis is another slow-cooker recipe, so again, get your head in gear at breakfast and you’ll have a brilliant dinner on your return. Slow cooking the carrots and potatoes in cider gives you amazingly sweet and mushy textures like a soup, so think about serving with some crunchy … Read More

HARISSA BEEF TAGINE

MASTERPLAN WEEK 2 Serves 10243HARISSA BEEF TAGINEThis dish is slow cooked, so make sure you’re on it in the morning to get it all on before you head out. What I love about this dish is the depth of flavour considering how little time you have to put the preparation! Be mindful of the spice … Read More