An Easy Meal

Thinking up new things to make for dinner can be so difficult especially when your goal is to eat healthy. And now that Spring has so obviously graced our shores eating al fresco is totally a thing. We don’t need to hole ourselves up in front of the fire, gorging ourselves on chocolate bunnies, Oh wait, was that just me last weekend? But seriously, all jokes aside, one of my reasons for living, is to eat, and eat well. Food should nourish you as well as taste good. Local produce and fresh healthy options are easy, you just have to look.

Here’s a little recipe for my –

Garlic & Herb infused Turkey Steak and Baby Potatoes

-with a side of Carrot Salad:

                                                           Here we have Garlic, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

I like to grow my own herbs so these are things that are right outside the kitchen door. If you ever grow anything, grow herbs, they’re easy to maintain and you’ll save loads in the long run. 


What you’ll need:

  • 2 tsps Sage
  • 2 tsps Rosemary
  • 3 tsps Thyme
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • 4 Cloves of  crushed Garlic
  • Pepper & Salt to taste
  • Preheat Oven to Gas Mark 6/170°C

Remove stalks from the herbs and chop finely. (I have this cool gizmo my brother got me for Christmas, but you can use anything really, sometimes I find using a scissor can be so much easier)


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DSC_0085Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine.

I’m using Turkey Steaks but you could use this rub for anything really, feel free to experiment.


Quarter your Baby Potatoes (I’ve used about Eight Potatoes) and add to the meat. Mix well, making sure everything is evenly coated.


Set your timer to around 15 minutes, at the start, so that you can keep an eye on the food, nobody likes burnt anything – believe me. You may need to toss the potatoes halfway through cooking. Then set the timer for another 15-20 minutes.

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Before & After

Now unfortunately for the world, and people who know us, we love Garlic. There’s this Carrot Salad (Otherwise known as Garlic Salad in this house) that we LOVE and it’s uber easy to make. All you need is Crème Fraîche, Mayonnaise, Crushed Garlic, Grated Carrots, Dill, Salt & Pepper.

Throw em all together and Voilà, a yummy accompaniment. (Obviously reduce or increase ingredients as you like)

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  ∗Key Note: Always taste, and taste again 😉

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