This really easy Chinese recipe cooks pork low and slow in soy, 5 spice and star anise. It's all cooked in one pot so you can just put it in the oven and forget about it. Serve with rice and greens.
Smoked salt-crusted pork with lentils and caper sauce recipe
Sunday lunch is easy with this beef and Guinness stew. This one-pot results in meltingly tender meat – just a little prep and a long, slow cook for a deep, rich, weekend treat. Plus instructions on how to make this in a slow cooker.
Broccoli salad with peppers, pine nuts and halloumi recipe
You can forage wild garlic but be sure of what you are picking, where you are picking it and only take young leaves so it regrows the following year. Alternatively, you can buy it in farmer’s markets and delis.
Carnitas are the next step up from tacos. Traditionally cooked slowly in fat, the meat is meltingly tender. This recipe for slow-cooked pork carnitas with tomatillo salsa is a lighter version. Buy tomatillos from mexgrocer.co.uk.
Five-hour lamb is a braise that is worth waiting for. Tender lamb shoulder cooked in wine, vegetables and garlic in a casserole makes deliciously tender meat and a rich sauce. Serve with mash, seasonal veg on the side, it needs little more.