Have a balanced January

Naturopath and founder of Primrose’s Kitchen, Primrose Matheson, has been looking at ways to approach the New Year with more balance. Although a great time of year to shake off those Christmas cobwebs, often we rush into the New Year with unrealistic expectations and goals that can be hard to maintain. 

Chilli lettuce leaves

Serves: 4 Calories: 451 What you need: 1 onion, chopped (170g) 500g pack of extra lean minced beef 1-2 teaspoon chilli powder 400g can chopped tomatoes 400g can kidney beans (240g drained and rinsed) 1 round lettuce, leaves washed and separated (80g) 275g leftover cooked rice 4 tablespoon soured cream What to do: Fry the … More Chilli lettuce leaves

Shepherd’s pie topped with watercress and Cheddar mash

Serves: 4 What you need: For the pie: ½ x 85g bag of watercress, chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 25g butter 500g minced lamb 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, roughly chopped For the mash: ½ … More Shepherd’s pie topped with watercress and Cheddar mash

Boozy sausage, celery and apple hotpot with cider

Serves: 4 Calories: 384 What you need: 450g Newmarket sausages (8 sausages) 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil 6 shallots, peeled and diced 6 sticks Fenland celery, cut into 10cm lengths 2 Bramley apples, peeled and cut into wedges 200g tinned tomatoes, chopped 300mls dry cider 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves Salt and pepper to taste What to … More Boozy sausage, celery and apple hotpot with cider