I haven’t posted new Instant Pot recipe for a while even though it’s been getting a lot of use in my kitchen pretty much on daily basis. I love making risotto in the Instant Pot now although initially I was a bit sceptical but it really works. This Instant Pot Fennel & Leek Risotto is a doddle to make in your IP or on the hob if you don’t own one and it’s a perfect mid week dinner your entire family will enjoy!
When revisiting my Jamie Oliver’s Inspired Chicken Tikka Masala (you’ve got to check it out!) I promised you recipe for lovely side dish to go with your curry. And here it is… Forget plain basmati rice and try my Easy Indian Spiced Basmati Rice, ready in just under half an hour.
Easter has come and gone, weather is still pants, chocolate is still flowing as kids are enjoying their second week of holidays and I fancied soup! Good, warming, wholesome, warm your cockles (and soul) type of soup. With few bits and bobs leftover in my weekly veg box and inspiration not going far beyond another chocolate bake this Veg Box Spinach & Mushroom Soup was created! 🙂
I thought I would share one more Easter bake with you before I take a short break to enjoy some time with the family over Easter period. These Easter Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits with Mini Eggs came about by accident but what a delicious accident it was! They will be perfect as a tasty baking project with your kids during Easter break!
With Easter only a week away, I thought a classic dish involving some lovely mince lamb wouldn’t go amiss. With weather not playing ball despite it being almost April, I still very much welcome some hearty and comforting dishes like this Shepherd’s Pie with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes! And what a delicious pie it is! I don’t think there are many meat eaters who would say no to this gorgeously comforting and classic British dish! I know I wouldn’t!
My love affair with blood oranges continues, although (sadly) the season is now slowly coming to an end. Funny enough, this late in the season, I finally got some of that gorgeous “blood” hue in my oranges I didn’t have earlier on. Even though it doesn’t affect the flavour at the slightest and they were delicious throughout, I just love how beautiful they look in their full glory. Consider this Easy Blood Orange Drizzle Cake as my grand finale to what’s been a fantastic and full of Vit C and citrus goodness winter season!
The soup season is not over yet as winter is still showing its chilly side despite having entered March already! To be honest I tend to eat soups of all kinds throughout the year and whatever the weather as they are such easy and healthy lunch option. My latest offering uses knobbly jerusalem artichokes from my weekly veg box which paired with some carrots deliver on warmth and flavour in this Jerusalem Artichoke & Carrot Soup.
My name is Jo and I’m addicted to blood oranges! I’ve been getting them in my fruit/veg box every week since the beginning of the year and simply can’t get enough! They’ve been consumed by me pretty much daily as per “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” phrase only swapped an apple for blood orange lol. I can’t believe I went 39 years without them! Yes, that’s right, I have never had one before until this year! Well, I’m definitely making up for it now. This Blood Orange & Ginger Smoothie is another way to enjoy this lovely fruit if (like me) you’ve already eaten shedload of them and fancy a bit of a change!