chorizo and pea risotto recipe

Chorizo and pea risotto recipe

This chorizo and pea risotto recipe is the perfect midweek meal for a busy family. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook. The kids love it and always ask for a second helping. It is versatile too. If you don't have any chorizo, replace it with some bacon or perhaps some leftover chicken from your Sunday Roast.

I always like to make recipes quick and easy. With only three steps and 30 minutes of cooking, this fits the bill well. Give it a go and let me know what you think.


vegan quiche

Vegan Quiche - perfect for summer picnics

As we move towards the Summer Holidays I plan to highlight some delicious, affordable and easy to cook picnic and BBQ recipes. This is part two from a series of vegan picnic ideas from Louise Palmer-Masterton , who is the founder of multiple award-winning restaurants Stem & Glory.

The first in this series was a delicious Vegan BLT and the recipe can be found here.

This second part is a simple, yet delicious Vegan Quiche, so if you want to cook something that is part of an award-winning restaurants menu, now is your chance!

Vegan ‘Quiche’

Makes 8 large slices

This is a staple in our house. It’s very tasty straight from the oven and works fab cold in a picnic with some pickle.

By all means, make your own pastry, but there are very good vegan pre-made shortcrust in every supermarket.


Sticky Pork with Asian Slaw

Sticky Pork with Asian Slaw

We eat a lot of Asian food and this Sticky Pork with an Asian Slaw didn't disappoint. It was really quick to prepare and cook and even though I needed to pay full price for the pork steaks because there was nothing in the yellow sticker section, it still came in at under a fiver for all of us.


Easy Chicken Satay

Easy Chicken Satay with sticky rice and cucumber salad

Sometimes you need something quick and easy for your mid-week meals and this Chicken Satay recipe fits the bill well. Served with sticky rice and a cucumber salad, turns a traditional snack into an evening meal rather nicely.

Being unusually organised, I remembered to get the chicken breast out of the freezer in the morning, allowing them to be thoroughly defrosted by early evening.

It may appear to be a large list of ingredients. However a lot of it you may already have in the cupboard. It came in at just over £5 but did make enough for my lunch the next day.


Basa fillet with chilli and coriander salsa

Pan fried basa fillet with a chilli and coriander salsa

Another day and another fish! The kids will eat fish, but it isn't their favourite. So I tend to feed my love for it when they visit their mum.

Although I cooked this for myself, I have listed the ingredients and directions for two people to make it easier to work out for you.


Pork with pear & apricot relish

Right, todays meal was always needed to be quick and simple, World Cup fever had hit the house, not only with the boys, even the little lady was spurting out random football facts on the way to school this morning. So after a quick look through some cooking magazines I found this one. I knew I had a pork fillet in the freezer from a yellow sticker haul at the supermarket and most other ingredients in stock. The only problem would be hiding the sweet potato element as sweet potato is a not a favourite for some reason. After a little consideration I decided to go down the just not telling them route.


Crispy honey wings with a cheese & celery slaw

OK, tonight’s dinner was never going to be healthy and it came in at around £6 not £5, but it was tasty and I figured we can all be unhealthy once in a while.