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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Homely Food

Here are three dinners I cooked recently. These are great meals if you want to cook enough for a few meals.

1. Chicken and Broccoli Bake

  • Chicken Breast
  • Head of broccoli
  • Mushrooms
  • Coconut milk
  • Chicken Stock
  • Hazelnuts

  • Chop up the mushrooms, add to a saucepan and cook for a few minutes until they brown.
  • Add a cup of coconut milk and stock to the pan.
  • Mix it in a food blender.
  • In another pan add chicken and broccoli for about 5-10 minutes
  • Add hazelnuts to the blender until they resemble breadcrumbs
  • Into a casserole dish, add chicken and broccoli
  • Then add your mushroom and coconut milk sauce
  • Top off with hazelnuts and bake for 35 minutes.

2. Mexican Shepherds Pie

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • Lean minced beef or lean turkey mince
  • Red Kidney beans (soak in water over night)
  • Tin of tomatoes
  • Cumin
  • Garam Masala
  • Onion


  • Boil sweet potatoes for 15-20 minutes.
  • In a saucepan add your onion, then add your beef or turkey and cook through
  • Add the spices to the meat
  • Pour in a tin of tomatoes and then add your kidney beans
  • Stir and cook for 5 minutes on a low heat
  • Peel potatoes and mash, adding salt and pepper
  • In a casserole dish at your meat and top with sweet potato.
  • Bake in over for 35 minutes

3. Butternut Squash, Chickpea and Chicken Curry


  • Butternut Squash
  • 2 breast of chicken
  • Broccoli
  • Onion
  • Chickpeas
  • Mushrooms
  • Brown Rice
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Cumin
  • Garam Masala
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Ginger
  • Veg Stock
  • Cook chicken and set aside
  • Cook butternut squash on the pan until starts to soften
  • Add onions, and other veg
  • Add spices
  • Add your stock
  • Stir and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes
  • Serve with brown rice and some greek yoghurt.