Slimming Worlds Pepper Pot Stew

I’m going to say now, I am not on a diet but I know lots of people are.  And diets are changing, they aren’t about eating like a rabbit and always feeling hungry anymore. Diets and diet foods are changing, and they taste amazing. As my father in law said to me “I didn’t realise I was eating diet food till my clothes became loose! Continue reading

Chicken and butter bean cassoulet

With the good old english summer weather doing what it does best, meal planning has become a real pain in the backside. I want quick and easy but comforting, doesn’t look like the BBQ’s going to be getting any action anytime soon, but I refuse to get my slow cooker out from the back of the kitchen cupboard where it spends its summers, it is almost August after all!   Continue reading

Not paella, paella!

While shopping the other day I picked up some paella rice and seasoning with the intention of making the Spanish dish, then I realised that paella is primarily a fish dish – and I dont eat fish! And so not paella, paella was born. Originally I was only going to add chicken and chorizo but I found some pancetta in the fridge and thought why not! Continue reading

Beef and broccoli stir fry

It’s another quick one this week. I love a stir fry, the colours, the flavours and the quick and easy nature of them. As with any of my recipes you can substitute any of ingredients (I made a vegetarian version for my daughter using quorn mince)

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Cuban roast pork with sautéed sweet potatoes and thyme

This week I was contacted by belling range cookers, and asked to share a recipe that I love as part of there #goodlookingcooking campaign. So I thought long and hard and decided to share my favourite Sunday roast, with a twist! I originally came across this recipe while raiding my MiL’s very ample recipe book collection, she has more recipe books than Waterstones it truly is an amazing sight! I found it in her copy of Levi Roots, food for friends book and it was an instant hit and has become a Sunday staple – Just don’t forget the Yorkshire puddings! 

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Try it Tuesday Chicken and chorizo jambalaya

I’m a sucker for a one pot recipe,  I think it comes from years of doing the washing up before I got my beloved dish washer, anything that cut down on washing up always gets my vote! I also love rice dishes and chicken and chorizo is a winning combination in my opinion. So when I found this recipe on the BBC good food site I couldn’t wait to give it a go.

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I'm Becky, a chocolate and coffee fueled stay at home mum living in West Sussex. I have three amazing daughters, a wonderful partner and a crazy jack russell cross.


When I get a spare moment I like to read and if I can stay awake long enough I enjoy watching films.


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