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Chicken, chorizo and prawn paella

This protein-packed paella is the definition of a one pot wonder. Serve it straight from the pan and let your guests help themselves.

Peanut butter chicken curry

Save on washing up with this high-protein chicken curry. Just pop the ingredients in the slow cooker before work and you've get a nutritious and filling meal waiting for you...

Tamarind prawn curry

If you’ve never cooked with tamarind paste, you’ve been missing out. The sweet and sour tang packs a real punch and adds a depth of flavour which is perfect for...

Goan chicken risotto

Who says you can't merge an Italian risotto with an Indian curry? My take is dairy free and combines the richness of coconut with the...

Healthy meatloaf

A healthier spin on a family favourite. Instead of using sausage meat, lean beef mince is layered with peppers and bulgur wheat and topped with a homemade tomato and basil...

Pulled pork and caramelised red onion pizza

This is a family favourite and a great way to get the kids involved in cooking. Slow cooking the pork guarantees tender meat and provides the ultimate pizza topping. Any...

Pork and chorizo chilli con carne

Switch up your traditional chilli con carne with a double dose of pork. The base of pork mince and chorizo is combined with fibre-rich veggies...

Lancashire hotpot

What's not to like about shredded lamb, a thick meaty gravy and crispy potatoes? My version of a Lancashire Pot is taken to the next level by slow cooking a...

Creole prawn risotto

This unconventional prawn risotto takes inspiration from a traditional jambalaya and is packed full of spice, peppers and smoky chorizo. You can easily double the recipe and use the leftovers...

Cheesy chicken pasta bake

Weeknight dinners don't come much easier than this three-cheese pasta bake, which is full of veggies and a lot healthier than shop-bought versions thanks to a few clever swaps. The...

Butternut squash, sage and hazelnut risotto

Butternut squash is such an incredibly versatile vegetable and a little goes a long way. It's nutrient dense, budget-friendly and the sweet, nutty flavour pairs perfectly with crispy sage, toasted...

Artichoke risotto with baby parsnips

Take your meat-free Monday to the next level with this rich and oozy risotto which heroes two underrated root vegetables, artichokes and parsnips. Both are bang in season in the...

Apple pie spring rolls

Switch up your traditional spring rolls with these apple pie inspired filo parcels, which are spiked with walnuts, raisins and plenty of warming spices. Best...

Lamb shank ragu with pappardelle

You can't fail to impress with slow cooked lamb shanks and fresh egg pappardelle. The thick, veggie-packed ragu is supercharged with the juices from the lamb and topped with parmesan...

Turkey and bacon filo pie

Make the most of your leftovers from Christmas or Thanksgiving with this comforting turkey pie, topped with shop-bought filo pastry. It's a proper crowd pleaser, super easy, and the filling...

Ultimate Christmas leftovers pizza

My fridge-raider pizza is the best way to use up Brussels sprouts, chestnuts and leftover pulled pork or gammon from Christmas. Everything sits on my...

Leftover turkey and gammon risotto

A Christmas dinner in risotto form. My method uses up any leftover gravy, plus the stock used to poach your gammon. Simply stir through leftover chunks of gammon, turkey and...

Healthy sausage rolls

A healthier version of everyone's favourite picnic snack. My recipe uses lean bacon and 5% pork mince, but the addition of caramelised onions keeps it moist and the panko breadcrumbs...

Indian-spiced haddock goujons

These adult fish fingers are a reinvention of the classic school meal and accompanied by a zingy lime and mango raita. Baking the panko breadcrumbs...

Rigatoni with paprika pork

Pasta is the go-to carbohydrate of choice for several athletes in restoring glycogen stores after a cardio workout. This rich, low sugar ragu pairs perfectly with pork and can be...

Chicken enchiladas

This kid-friendly Mexican classic, made with chicken breasts and kidney beans, is a big family favourite. If some don't like it hot, omit the chipotle chilli paste and serve hot...

Ultimate shepherd’s pie

This is my 'lighter' version of the Ivy's classic shepherd's pie. Cooked in a pressure cooker, the lamb is shredded and coated in a thick lamb gravy, topped with garlic...

Mango chicken curry

The perfect family fakeaway for a Saturday night. This mild, fruity curry is my spin on a chicken korma, and is flavoured with ground almonds and mango chutney. It also...