Posted in Quick Cook

Sweet and Sour Pork


Sorry for the hiatus, have been in hospital with a kidney infection that knocked me for a few weeks then exams. Joys of being student huh?! Anyway, I’m back and to kick us off a seriously quick and easy dinner, this dish makes a great healthy alternative to a takeaway. All quantities are for one so just multiply as necessary.

pork chop, bell pepper, half an onion, clove of garlic, oil, soy sauce, honey, tinned pineapple, mango chutney, noodles

10 mins

Start by chunkily chopping the onion, pork chop and pepper, fry in a large pan on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until the pork is browning (at this stage put the noodles on to cook). Now add 2 rings of sliced pineapple, 2 desert spoons of the pineapple juice, 1 tsp of mango chutney, 1 tsp of soy sauce, 1 tsp of honey and a crushed clove of garlic. Turn up the heat until the pineapple juice is starting to bubble. Drain your noodles once they are soft and if you need a little more liquid add some of the noodle water. Add the noodles to the pork, mix together and serve.

Posted in Slow Cook

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

chickpea and spinach curry

Sweet potato, cumin, chickpeas, spinach (frozen), onion, garlic, tinned tomatoes, chilli flakes, oil, tomato puree, rice to serve

1 hr

Great curry when you don’t want to go shopping as it uses mainly storecupboard stuff. Healthy and super easy too, prep the veg and away you go!

Start by dry roasting 1 tsp of cumin seeds in a heavy base saucepan for about a minute, then add a splash of oil, a large sliced onion and fry gently for 5 minutes. Add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and cook for a further two minutes. Once the onion is soft and almost translucent add 2 tbsp of tomato puree, a tin of tomatoes, a drained tin of chickpeas, frozen spinach, and a peeled and cubed sweet potato. Stir together and add enough water to cover the sweet potato. Put a lid on the curry and simmer gently for about 30 minutes until the sweet potato is soft and serve with rice.