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Roast Greek Lamb with Tzatziki, rosemary roasts and Greek salad

Sunday roasts and summer are two of my favourite things. But when it’s too hot outside, the last thing you want is a full roast with gravy and all the trimmings. It just seems wrong. It’s also far too hot to be in a kitchen for long. Greece is famous for its lamb dishes. So what better way to rewind on a warm summer Sunday afternoon than create this laid-back slow-roasted Greek feast?

Best Ever Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

Rating: 3.5 stars 10
I love a good slice of cake and a cup of tea, particularly when it’s warm and sunny outside. And nothing says sunshine more than bright yellow, zesty lemons! This is one of my favourite, easy recipes for a light, fluffy Lemon Drizzle Cake with tangy lemons. This is also my boyfriends’ absolute favourite. When I made this for him once he exclaimed it was the best cake he’s ever had, which certainly saying something!

Easy Chicken Madras Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
TAKEAWAYS. The Great British Institution. We love them. In fact, all of us, on average, have 2 takeaways a week. I love them, too. They’re delicious! But they should be an occasional treat. As much as you should be able to include your favourite dishes in your diet, takeaways are loaded with sugar and fat and two times a week is a little too often. I love Indian food, so I discovered the Madras whilst at an Indian restaurant. Madras comes from a region known as Madras in southern India, which is now modern-day Chennai. This is a perfect swap - at only 300 calories!

Healthy Weeknight Aloo Gobi Saag Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Whenever I am craving Indian food, a golden saag always appears in my minds’ eye. Popping mustard and cumin seeds sizzling alongside soft sweet potatoes or cauliflower, adorned with wilted spinach. Saag dishes are most commonly eaten in the Indian sub-continent in Nepal, Odisha and West Bengal. Saag isn’t just limited to spinach. In fact, saag means any greens – broccoli, mustard leaves, collard greens and spinach. It’s traditionally served with a maize flour roti, naan, or chapati in the Punjab region where it’s most commonly eaten.

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Soda bread uses Bicarbonate of Soda to rise instead of yeast, hence the name. It originates from Ireland (the land of my distant forebears) and it’s everything you want in a loaf of bread. Crusty, knarly and gutsy, with a delicate, slightly sour flavour. Plus it’s blummin’ easy!

Bangkok Chilli Beef Recipe (Neua Pat Bai Grapao)

Fed up of the same minced beef dishes? Spice up a weeknight with this super-easy Thai street-food favourite, Bangkok Chilli beef, or Neua Pat Bai Grapao! It’s a rich minced beef in sauce sauce with ginger, garlic, chilli and onion on a bed of fluffy rice and crispy fried egg on the top with cooling cucumber. It’s a favourite dish of mine in Thai restaurant, Busaba Eathai, and I’ve been craving this for ages! I just happened to have some minced beef in the freezer, and ginger and chillis in the fridge.

Thai Coconut Fish Curry Recipe

Some of the best dishes are the most unexpected ones! I was digging through the freezer last night and came across some cod fillets my dad caught whilst sea fishing. I knew I had some coconut milk in the cupboard in a tin, some fresh chillies, ginger, garlic and onions in the fridge. What better to bring some bright, aromatic flavours to this drizzly day and make a colourful and healthy Thai Fish curry to use up the freezer food? This is definitely an adventurous-mood dish, but extremely easy! It’d suit a Saturday date night in PERFECTLY. It hits sweet, sour, salty, fragrant and spicy all at

Penne al Ragù Bolognese Recipe

Ah! The traditional Spag Bol – one of Britain’s staple weeknight meals. There are many incarnations I’ve had of this classic dish, most of which have been pretty disappointing. (I’ve even had some with sweetcorn added…?) And with Dolmio recently announcing the vast amount of salt, fat and sugar a jar of their sauce contains, it isn’t surprising many people have been put off this classic dish.But bolognese needn’t be dull and full of added nasties! Here's as close to the traditional "bolognese" as you can get!

Simple Baked Lemon Trout Parcels

Here’s a lovely recipe I go to for all kinds of fish, but it lends itself very well to trout. Just serve with buttery minted new potatoes and sweet garden peas. It’s also very quick simple to make, which makes it perfect for a weeknight supper.

Warming Winter Chicken Hotpot

When the nights draw in and the temperatures fall, there’s nothing better than a bowl of something hot and slow-cooked to console the departure of summer. I made this chicken hotpot when it was particularly blustery and cold outside and I am pretty sure we’ll do it again very soon. We’re all creatures of habit and we often stick to the same stew recipes. The difference here is the beautiful crispy potato topping and tender chicken thighs. Of course, this recipe is inspired by the Lancashire hotpot. It’s traditionally made with lamb or mutton on the bone and layered with sliced onions and pot