Super easy slow roast lamb

This is a recipe for anyone who says they can’t cook.  It takes maximum 10 minutes to assemble at breakfast time.  Put the slow cooker on the low setting for 8 hours, and voila!  When you get home at the end of the day with hungry children dinner is ready.  Kids love lamb, it has a sweet flavour, and it is so tender when slow cooked.


1 leg of lamb, bone in.

1kg white waxy potatoes

1kg sweet potatoes

1kg carrots

1 bulb of garlic

Fresh rosemary

Fresh mint

1 head broccoli


  1. Make small cuts in the lamb and massage in some of the rosemary and mint
  2. If you have time, brown the lamb on a high heat for a few minutes. If you don’t have time / don’t want to dirty another saucepan, I don’t think it is crucially important.
  3. Put the lamb in the slow cooker.
  4. Wash and trim the potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots. It is quicker and healthier not to peel.  This is particularly true if you are eating organically.
  5. Add to the slow cooker.
  6. Peel some cloves of garlic, as many as you have the time and patience for, add to the slow cooker. When cooked like this they are mild and slightly caramelised, so it is hard to have too many.
  7. Add some cracked pepper and celtic sea salt.
  8. Close lid, turn to low setting and leave for 8 hours. No need to add liquid, as the vegetables will provide this.
  9. At dinner time, lightly steam some broccoli to serve on the side.
Cauliflower fried rice


  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 3 slices nitrite free, free range bacon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3cm piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 small onion
  • 100g sliced mushrooms
  • 2 spring onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
  • 1-2 tablespoons tamari
  • Celtic sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • Fish sauce


  1. Chop cauliflower in food processor until it looks like rice
  2. Fried bacon in large fry pan over medium heat, until crispy. Then remove the bacon from the pan and put on a plate.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the eggs into the pan to make a thin omelette. Remove omelette, slice and set aside.
  5. Peel the ginger and finely grate
  6. Add the onions to the pan, cook over medium heat until softened. Add the mushrooms and stir fry until browned.
  7. Add the ginger, stir for 30 seconds
  8. Add the cauliflower. Put on lid. Lower heat to low and cook for 5 minutes.  Add the tamari, herbs and sliced omelette.
  9. Prior to serving, add the fried bacon
Breakfast Pulled pork

Once you start eating a substantial healthy breakfast, you will be amazed how it set you up for the day.  You will not need think about food until lunchtime.  It’s not about will-power, it’s about nourishing your body with real food.  You aren’t weak because you can’t resist the muffin at 9.30am.  It’s your body, on a blood sugar roller coaster, crying out for nourishment.  Of course it’s looking in the all the wrong places.  Give it what it needs first thing in the morning, and you won’t have to battle cravings all day.

This is one of my super easy recipes which can fit in with people who don’t have much time for cooking, but still want tasty food.


  • 1 pork shoulder
  • 1 kg sweet potatoes
  • 4 onions, peeled and quartered
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 apples, cored and quartered
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 avocado


  1. Just before you start your bedtime wind down routine, head into the kitchen for 10 minutes. Rub the pork with the smoked paprika, celtic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Place in slow cooker.
  2. Wash and trim the sweet potatoes and add to the slow cooker.
  3. Peel the garlic cloves and place in slow cooker, along with the apples.
  4. Put on the lid and leave overnight.
  5. In the morning, prepare the kale. Wash, trim and cut into smaller pieces.  Pour on some olive oil and lemon juice and spend a few minutes massaging the kale.  Yes, I said massage the kale.  It makes all the difference.  Saute in a hot wok or pan.
  6. Serve the pulled pork with some sweet potato, kale and half an avocado.