This slow cooker chicken stew is comfort food at its best. We have cooked this one with salty and slightly smoky pancetta and added whole shallots which break down over the cooking time. But there’s a way to avoid this heartache, and all it involves is a few batch cooking recipes. For 53 of our favourite batch cooking recipes, keep sliding… Steaming is a wonderful method of cooking which is versatile, simple and healthy.
London-based Ukrainian chef Olia Hercules, is in the kitchen sharing her simple summer recipe from her homeland of Ukraine. Nisha’s back in the kitchen and kicking off your week with a splash of spice with her succulent 30 minute chicken dopiaza and apricot curry. Phil’s fabulous flaky pastry layered with cream and strawberries makes for the ultimate summer treat. If you want to bring a taste of the sun to your kitchen, Shivi Ramoutar’s back with a super speedy dish that’s ready in just 15 minutes.
This succulent, crusted and cajun spiced salmon sandwich pairs beautifully with some dill sauce and comes with a lot of delicious greens! This sandwich is fresh and crunchy with an irresistible delicious tang! For a low-carb option, skip the bun and make it into a salad. Mashed potatoes are high in carbs so we replaced the potatoes with cauliflower for a low-carb swap everyone will love. Still creamy and buttery, you’ll barely miss the potatoes.
Cooking made simple
Spice up a midweek meal with this superb meatballs recipe. It is worth poaching the chicken, as the result is full of flavour with the added bonus of a good flavoured stock for soup. A showpiece for entertaining, this ham can be served hot or cold and the remaining leftovers are wonderful teamed with leeks in a cheese sauce. A meal in itself, it makes a fantastic work-night dish.
- Perfect all year round, French Onion Soup offers rich flavour.
- Treat your family and friends to an unforgettable meal.
- A super vegetarian curry – rich, filling and wonderful to serve at a dinner party.
- These pancakes are simple to make and can be used for either sweet or savoury fillings.
Plus, make the shortbread in advance and assemble the day before to save time during the Christmas rush. There’s nothing better than a tender pork rib with crunchy crackling during the festive veritecatering.com season. Pair this with deliciously roasted figs and a rich port gravy to create an irresistible dish. Many thanks to AGA Demonstrator Naomi Hansell for sharing this recipe with us.
Good old fish and chips
Juicy cod steaks covered with a crispy hazelnut, olive and sourdough topping roast on a bed of griddled vegetables from AGA Specialist Dawn Roads. This easy recipe is a great one for little helpers in the kitchen. Watch our video with AGA Demonstrator Naomi Hansell and her daughter Isla making these at home here. Minimise stress on the big day with these fabulous sauces and accompaniments you can make in advance. Many thanks to AGA Demonstrator Penny Zako for these fabulous recipes. A non-meat pâté, suitable for vegans, best served with warm sour dough.
Hi, I’m Hayley, a junior doctor and food blogger. At JCO you can find pure vegetarian and vegan recipes. Many of these recipes are inspired by my Mum’s upbringing in India and my Dad’s East-African Indian influence.
The flavour of creamy broccoli works perfectly with tangy and savoury Stilton. You could also use a different cheese such as cheddar on the toasts, if you prefer. We’ve kept this recipe super simple, and have packed it with pearl barley and potatoes, meaning that if you like, this can be a dreamy one-pot. The Hairy Biker’s Si King is in the kitchen with a recipe for a delicious midweek guilt-free treat, chicken and spinach curry.