Slow-Cooked Balsamic Honey Chicken & Vegetables

Yeah, I know, this one’s a bit different. It was just so good I had to share it. Don’t judge me.

I love my slow cooker. It’s like a witches’ cauldron that takes simple ingredients and turns them into dishes that are far more than the sum of their parts.

This recipe is a great example of the slow cooker’s magical powers. During the cooking process the vinegar mellows in flavour and mingles with the juices from the meat and veggies to create a mildly sweet sauce.

You could also modify this recipe to leave out the meat if you just want the veggies to pair with something else.

Modified from a recipe by Tasty.

Egg, Bacon & Sausage Pie

What to do when you’re left to your own devices on a Sunday morning, faced with leftover eggs, bacon and sausage that need using? Bake a pie, of course!

This recipe was inspired by a Hairy Bikers one and makes a really filling pie with lots of flavour and a great crumbly crust. This was my first savoury pie — believe it or not — and I was really pleased with how it came out.

Obviously what sausages you use will have a big effect on the flavour — worth experimenting but definitely get the best ones you can afford, preferably from a butcher as the results will be so much better.