Casserole Roast Chicken

Roast chicken with roast potatoes, stuffing and gravy is without doubt one of the most popular dinners in our house. Cooking roast chicken used to freak me out a bit, I don’t know why but I always thought of it as a complicated dinner. Then I came across this simple and foolproof one-pot method which absolutely rocks. I discovered it when I was in Ballymaloe House (on a 2-day course which I was so lucky to win as a prize!) a few years ago. So no roasting tray, racks, cooking bags etc – it just cooks in the one pot in which all the juices collect and from which you can make your gravy.  So no need to fear cooking roast chicken any more – if you haven’t done it before give this a try and you won’t look back.   Continue reading


One-pot roasted pork fillet with apple and sage

Roasted Pork Fillet

Don’t you just love one-pot dishes, less effort,  less washing up plus you can go and relax while it all cooks away undisturbed in the oven. I love this particular recipe as it only takes around 30 minutes in the oven and 15 minutes to prepare so it can be on the table in an hour. Perfect for either a weekday or weekend dinner. It is cooked in a roasting tin like the one in the picture and once everything is prepared just pop it in the oven and leave it to mind itself. What’s not to love about that!   Continue reading

Sweet Potato topped lamb pie


Sweet Potato C Pie 2

We are all feeling a chill in the air this week – sadly I packed away my Summer clothes during the week (I have a small wardrobe!) and out came the jumpers and jackets.  What I hate more than the cold however is the dark evenings and the only way I can survive them is to have something nice to look forward to for dinner. This recipe is one of my new favourite healthy Winter meals that can also be prepared ahead.
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