It's no secret that this year thousands of us have fallen in love with our kitchens again. Back in March, nearly 45,000 of us proudly showed off our homemade banana bread and aesthetically pleasing whipped coffee. Some of us learnt how to cook properly for the first time in our lives.
It's no secret that at Harrisons, we love a cheeky takeaway (or five), but at the moment we're feeling the appeal of a home-cooked meal. It's a fun way to end the working day and a much healthier alternative to microwave meals; we want to keep this trend of cooking from scratch around for the long haul.
Of course, where possible we encourage you to eat out to help out your local businesses. But so many of us have chosen to pick up the spatula (or spoon) and start cooking this year; we reckon that's a pretty good habit to try to keep up.
So if you're stuck in a cooking rut, lacking the kitchen creativity, we are here to soothe your woes. We've put together a list of five amazing recipes that will help you fall in love with cooking and stay that way.
Baked Chicken Tikka
This baked chicken tikka recipe is one of our favourite recipes to date and is the perfect way for you to get back into homemade cooking and even dabble with advanced meal prepping!
You combine all the ingredients and leave the chicken to marinate overnight before cooking.
The average chicken tikka has 1249 calories, but baked Tikka is a much healthier alternative to one of the nation’s favourite dishes.
Cheesy Potato Balls
You had us at cheese! It's no secret that cheese cures all your problems and these potato balls look decadent. Imagine them as a pocket-size take on croquettes.
We think they make the perfect mouth-watering side or a quick snack to cure your work from home woes. They don't take too long to make, and they pair brilliantly with our Ketchup and Burger Sauce.To look at the recipe, click here.
Honey Soy Glazed Salmon
We love this honey soy-glazed salmon recipe from the people at Tasty. It's the perfect opportunity to channel your inner Gordan Ramsay, but the best bit is it doesn't take more than an hour to prep and cook.
Tasty has saved us with the home cooking recipes this year, with recipes perfect for fussy eaters, coeliacs and meal preppers alike! We recommend having a browse if you want to see what's on offer.
We couldn't give you a recipe list without talking about one of our favourite recipes floating about right now. This stir fry chicken recipe is an evolution from the version we all know and love.
You may not know it, but ketchup plays a crucial role in most sweet and sour sauce recipes. Its heritage is also deeply entwined in the same eastern cultures.
Not only is this a brilliant new recipe to try, but its key ingredient is something that is found in almost every household fridge.