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Inspirational Healthy Recipes To Use While Staying With Us

Inspirational Healthy Recipes To Use While Staying With Us

Preparing meals for the whole family can feel like a full-time job right now. We have put together some recipes that we can all recreate at home. From soup to chicken and chorizo jambalaya to cheesy mac and cheese – we hope there is something you like.

Each of our apartments have a kitchen to create your own comfort food in.

Our favourite recipes from BBC Good Food

Starters

Spiced carrot & lentil soup

A delicious, spicy blend, packed full of iron and low fat to boot. It’s ready in under half an hour or can be made in a slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 600g carrots washed and coarsely grated (no need to peel)
  • 140g split red lentils
  • 1l hot vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 125ml milk (to make it dairy-free, see ‘try’ below)
  • plain yogurt and naan bread, to serve

By Jane Hornby

Red lentil, chickpea & chilli soup

Come home to a warming bowlful of this filling, low-fat soup.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • large pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 140g red split lentils
  • 850ml vegetable stock or water
  • 400g can tomatoes, whole or chopped
  • 200g can chickpeas or ½ a can, drained and rinsed (freeze leftovers)
  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped (save a few leaves, to serve)
  • 4 tbsp 0% Greek yogurt, to serve

By BBC Good Food

Mains

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 75g chorizo, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 250g long grain rice
  • 400g can plum tomato
  • 350ml chicken stock

By BBC Good Food

Summer-in-winter chicken

Pining for summer? This simply seasoned chicken fried with beautiful, ripe, cherry tomatoes in a creamy sauce is guaranteed to hit the spot. Add a dollop of pesto for an extra layer of nutty flavours.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 200g pack cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp pesto
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche (half fat is fine)
  • resh basil, if you have it

By Mary Cadogan

Beer mac 'n' cheese

A staple of Manhattan’s East Village, Emma Freud’s cheddar and pale ale pasta dish is the ultimate comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 50g spinach
  • 500ml milk
  • 250ml pale ale
  • 220g macaroni
  • 100g cheddar, grated
  • 200g mozzarella, grated

By Emma Freud

One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

For an easy side dish to complement a spring roast, just cook this recipe without the salmon.
 
Ingredients
 
  • 400g new potato, halved if large
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 asparagus spears, trimmed and halved
  • 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 salmon fillets, about 140g/5oz each
  • handful basil leaves

These dishes can be cooked from the comfort of your serviced apartment.

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