Easy Summer dinner

[Β Super-chuffed with this picture πŸ™‚ ]

Too hot to cook last night, but had nothing prepped in the fridge so went for minimal effort.

Crispy skinned, oregano chicken with a rocket and pecorino salad spritzed with fresh lemon to serve. Lush πŸ™‚


Fish curry – meal for 1

Friday night and another meal for one. White fish and sweet potato curry with coconut.

Even tho it’s just for me, I added a spritz of fresh lime juice and coriander sprinkles – because I’m worth it πŸ™‚

Ingredients (makes 2 meals):

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 tablespoon mild curry paste (add more if you like it hot-hot)

8 Cherry toms, halved

300g Sweet potato, cut into 2cm cubes

300ml coconut milk

100ml water

200g white fish (approx. 2-3 fillets), cut into large chunks

100g prawns (optional)

100g frozen peas


Heat the coconut oil in a large deep frying pan or wok over a low heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the curry paste and fry for just a few minutes. Add the tomatoes and sweet potato and toss together well. Tip in the coconut milk and the water. You want to just cover the sweet potato chunks, so add a little more water if you’re short. Bring to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes until the sauce is thickened and the sweet potato is almost tender. (if you want to freeze this ahead, do it at this point. When you want to eat, thaw the sauce then proceed).

Stir in the fish pieces, prawns and peas and cook for just 2-3 minutes. Serve with fresh lime wedges and coriander.

An assembly job dinner

Home late after a client meeting (a.k.a. my big Sis). Tired and hungry.

Open fridge:

  • Grilled chicken thighs
  • Half a bag of sugar snap peas
  • A carrot (which I julienned)
  • A courgette (which I zoodled)
  • A jar of home made, Paleo satay sauce

Job doneΒ  – now time for bed πŸ™‚

Super-quick chocolate mousse

Melt 100g dark chocolate. Can be done in a microwave on medium for 2-3 mins, but remove before completely melted, then stir until smooth.

Stir in 200g cold fromage frais. Divide between (up to) 2 glasses and eat immediately!