My girlfriend’s grandparents run a farm near Preston, in the north of England.
On a recent visit they kindly gave us lots of cuts of meat from a lamb for our freezer, and I’m keen to do it justice when it comes to cooking it.
Wondering what to do with lamb chops, a quick internet search brought me to a nice-looking recipe for marinated lamb chops form Nigella Lawson.
I’m starting the marinade in the next few minutes, ready to cook tomorrow – I’ll let you know how it tastes.
*Update: I tried this recipe out and it was very nice – I’ll be trying again soon.
Bolognese is one of my favourite meals.
A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to film John from The People’s Supermarket making his version of bolognese as part of a project I was running at the time.
John’s recipe produces great results (I tried some at the end of filming) but I wanted a version with less meat in it that I can cook after work during the week . . . so here’s my vegetarian version of John’s recipe which is just as tasty but relatively low-fat (and adjusted to serve two people). Continue reading
Low-fat, vegetarian frittata.
One of the most popular recipes on this website is chorizo frittata.
Looking back on the recipe three years later it struck me as being quite fatty and I remembered that one of the comments suggested cauliflower and low-fat mozzarella as a good alternative to the chorizo and soured cream. So, three years on, here’s how to make cauliflower frittata. Continue reading
Stir fry. Quick to make. Tasty. Healthy.
Chicken stir fry is really nice but requires minimum cooking skills, & lets you indulge afterwards without feeling guilty.
Stir fry’s easy to change according to your ingredients too: the marinade, meat, and veg can all be shifted around according to what’s available and your personal tastes, but the basic process remains the same. Continue reading
Breakfast: cereal and milk. Repeat until fade.
Bored with the same old breakfast? Try banana loaf instead.
You can cut it into slices and freeze them – take them out in the morning and defrost in the toaster, you’re walking out the door eating a slice of hot banana loaf with spread on it a couple of minutes later.
It works equally well as a snack or dessert too. Continue reading
Eating vegetables is a great way to feel full when you’re hungry.
Trouble is, they’re often not the most exciting things to eat.
This recipe uses some spices and chick peas to bulk them out and increase their flavour by making a warming broth. Continue reading
Hummus is ‘healthy,’ everyone knows that.
Which why we always eat the whole pot.
The problem is, if you eat an entire pot along with crisps then it can easily become less healthy than eating a burger and chips. So, you can eat less hummus. Or you can eat healthier hummus. I prefer the latter option. Continue reading
Fish cooked at home doesn’t have to be dried out and tasteless.
Equally, burgers don’t need to be full of red meat and smeared with cheese.
Fish burgers are just as filling and delicious but can be a hell of a lot healthier (and with the high price of beef they can be cheaper too). Most importantly, they can be light, juicy and zesty and leave you with room to enjoy a guilt-free drink or cake at the end of the day.
Here’s an original The Boy Can Cook recipe: FISH BURGERS. Continue reading
Sweet potato soup is hearty, warming fare.
You should get 4-5 servings from this recipe, and it’s suitable for freezing.
You’ll get a week’s worth of lunches in one batch. Sweet potato is one of my favourite vegetables for soup as it’s tasty and very filling. Bear in mind though that this is my basic recipe for soup – you can substitute the sweet potato for any vegetable of your choosing. Continue reading