Tag Archive | Chicken stock

Homemade Goose Gravy

Homemade Goose Gravy

Christmas is the time to go to town and make your own gravy from scratch. It’s easier than you think and gives really tasty results. This recipe is for goose, but you can use the same method for turkey or other poultry. Ingredients: Giblets (neck, heart and gizzard, not the liver) Water or chicken stock […]

Super Quick Syn Free Tomato Soup (60 Calories)

Super Quick Syn Free Tomato Soup (60 Calories)

It’s no secret, I love soup. It’s especially good for dieting and is my lunch of choice most days. I’ve posted a couple of soup recipes (see below) that I’ve made from scratch, and usually it’s not that much hassle, but when it’s a hot sunny day the last thing you want to do is […]

Risotto with Roast Chicken, Mushrooms & Blue Cheese

Risotto with Roast Chicken, Mushrooms & Blue Cheese

This is an easy supper recipe to use up some leftover roast chicken. It took fairly little prep and was really tasty. If you’re trying to be a bit healthier you could swap the cheese for some fresh tarragon for a low fat flavour burst. This recipe serves 2. I used ½ pint of homemade chicken […]

Slow Cooker Chicken in Zingy Sweet Sauce

Slow Cooker Chicken in Zingy Sweet Sauce

This week I decided to cook a chicken in my zingy sweet sauce in the slow cooker.  The slow cooker is fast becoming my favourite way to cook a whole chicken as you know if you’ve seen some of my other posts (Tomatoey Chicken Pot Roast, Roast Chicken, and Tandoori Chicken). Again I removed all […]

Slow Cooker Zingy Sweet Pork Fillet

Slow Cooker Zingy Sweet Pork Fillet

After the success of my Healthier Slow Cooker Pulled Pork I decided to makeover another pork dish, Zingy Sweet Pork Casserole. With the slow cooker mean you can use leaner cuts of meat without any worry that they will dry out if you leave them in a minute too long. It’s perfect for hassle free […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock – So Easy I Made It In My Sleep!

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock – So Easy I Made It In My Sleep!

I’ve posted about chicken stock before. That recipe I cooked on the hob, but in the middle of summer you don’t really want a kitchen full of steam. You also need to be around to check on it quite a lot. I wanted a cooler and less demanding method, so I decided to cook it […]

Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork Belly with Crackling and Zingy Gravy

Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork Belly with Crackling and Zingy Gravy

As you’ve probably already guessed I’m a big fan of pork, especially the cheaper cuts. These are not only good for your bank balance, but they’re also the tastiest. The taste and the cheapness come from the high fat content. Long slow cooking helps to render down the fat and leaves you with tender flavoursome […]