Moroccan Turkey Burgers with roasted aubergine, cauliflower, with avocado and dill pesto

Turkey mince is good for us – high in protein, low in fat, and packed with nutrients – but as a red meat substitute it can taste a bit bland. These Moroccan turkey burgers pack a lot of flavour and combine well with a range of vegetables. I overcooked mine – it’s best not to caramelise them quite that much – but you get the idea. Despite the long list of ingredients this was a very quick week night supper that got oohs and aahs from the people round the dinner table. The aubergine makes a great burger bun substitute, and the pesto adds flavour and good fats to the recipe.

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Easy Chicken Tagine

This is a recipe I make all the time but always forget to photograph. It’s incredibly quick and impressively tasty. I remembered my camera today so I can finally share it. This is definitely a dish that takes minimum effort and delivers maximum impact; it’s also endlessly versatile, depending on what’s in the fridge. Continue reading

Duck, walnut and pomegranate salad

I’ve been a Riverford customer for ever, or so it seems. My account tells me I’ve ordered from them 273 times (22.75 years of weekly orders) which means I placed my first order shortly after my diagnosis of breast cancer. They’ve been an important part of my drive to stay healthy: never more so than the way they’ve managed to keep all their customers supplied with fresh vegetables during the coronavirus lockdown. This weekend they added some Easter roasting joints to their website and I chose an organic duck. With only two of us for lunch on Easter Day, I ended up with much more meat than we could  eat so I will be using it in various creative ways over the next few days. Tonight’s dinner was delicious!

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