Lamb one pot wonder

Like many mothers, I too work outside of them home a bit. This calls for lots of planning so we don’t eat takeaway and get our immune systems down. So in light of that, I generally cook a roast each Monday night and then use the leftover meat in other dishes such as ragus, and things I concoct in a pot – my one pot wonders! This was very delicious and put together in about half an hour, so has become a little go to dish mid-week. The simple flavours and the beautiful herbs will give your body just the boost you need on hump day! I hope you enjoy it!


1 red onion, diced

5 cloves of garlic, diced

2 carrots, diced

Splash of olive oil

250ml passata

300ml can diced tomatoes

2 cups leftover roast lamb

Salt and pepper to your liking

½ handful of parsley

4 sprigs oregano

4 sprigs thyme



Splash some olive oil in a pan. Once heated put the onion, garlic and carrots in and saute for 10 minutes. Add the passata and diced tomatoes. Salt and pepper as much as you like. Add your leftover lamb roast and your herbs (leaving some for garnish). Simmer together for about 20 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld together. Serve with mash potatoes or whatever side dish you like!

Lamb one pot wonder

Soft sweet pork

I am a believer that leftovers should be utilised! This recipe is for leftover roast pork, but you could use any meat you liked. It is a good one as the elderly like it because it is soft, and the young like it because the sultanas and apples make it sweet! I love it because it is delicious and easy!!



500g leftover roast pork, sliced

A handful of sultanas

A handful of chopped parsley

1 ½ cups cooked rice

2 tsp smoked paprika

¾ cup vegetable stock

Dash apple cider vinegar

4 apples, diced

2 tsp caster sugar




Place the apple, caster sugar and a dash of water in a saucepan and let it simmer for ten minutes. Add everything else, combining things well. Keep on a low heat and stir every now and then for twenty minutes. Serve with steamed vegetables or on its own! This is a great dish, enjoy!

Soft sweet pork