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Weeknight Recipes

Here are some of my favourite quick and easy recipes, perfect for a weeknight after work. Click on the description or the photo itself to take you to the delicious recipe

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I love lamb for a nice Sunday roast but sometimes you don't want to make a huge traditional dinner. I decided to take the best bits from a lamb roast, and make a quick and easy alternative that looks great too!

This is my absolute favourite dish. Then again I have to say that as it's my wife's recipe. Some of the ingredients aren't traditional to a carbonara but wait to you try it. What makes it so special is that with every mouthful, you can taste every one of the ingredients.

Using a rich homemade cheese sauce with a touch of mustard makes a huge difference. This comforting recipe will have you returning for seconds... and thirds... just ensure you make plenty!

This dish is so simple, quick and easy that you won't believe how good it tastes! The succulent poached salmon coated in a light mustard sauce goes so well with the sticky tagliatelle. This meal is a great one for a weeknight after work and is pretty enough to show off to a loved one!

Creamy mushrooms and a nice meaty pork chop. Add in a bit of feel-good from the healthy spinach with a nice dollop of mashed potato, and you have a perfect weeknight meal in front of the telly. Big food packed with big flavour.

This is a really simple super quick dish that's great for after work when your time is at a premium! The subtle flavour of rosemary running through the chicken with the creamy cabbage and bacon is a definite winner.

This is a great 'no effort' dish that's perfect for a weeknight meal after work. Bacon, tomato and salmon combine to create a comforting fish favourite.

This dish shows how versatile fish is and, because it's steamed, it's so healthy. By cooking the salmon in a foil bag, all the flavours from the mushrooms, parsley and vermouth mix together and gently permeate the fish.

A Spanish tapas classic that can be served hot or prepared in advance and eaten cold. This dish brings back memories of lovely hot holiday nights! It's a great example of a recipe that, whilst using only a handful of ingredients, is really tasty and popular.

This is the ultimate after work meal that's nice and healthy too. Cod fillets are taken straight from the freezer and there's almost no preparation. The martini adds a great sweetness against the iron-rich spinach. Light, delicate and flavoursome

This is a perfect example of how healthy low-fat food doesn't need to be bland and boring. What could be better than a guilt-free version of the takeaway favourite - sweet and sour chicken? My version contains virtually no fat and has the taste to rival any takeaway.

This is a great recipe - homely, really tasty and perfect for a Sunday afternoon. The effort is really minimal - just chopping a few vegetables and throwing everything in a pot. Using chicken thighs rather than breast means that the meat will still be nice and juicy

This week, there are two original recipes on my newsletter which will make Christmas that little bit easier, and taste that much better! My Pork & Pickle Stuffing Balls and my Baileys Biscuits. The stuffing recipe is a great alternative to the traditional sage and onion - filled with pork, apple and chunky pickle, it has a real tang to it and is very easy and cheap to make. My very grown-up Baileys Biscuits have a good whack of alcohol and a delicious chewy, oat bite to them - naughtily moreish!

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