If you like peas and you like cheese, you’ll love macaroni peas . It’s a comforting concoction dreamt up by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for his dabble with vegetarianism; River Cottage Veg Every Day! Continue reading
When I’m in a need of a vegetable hit, I like nothing more than big bowl of oven-roasted ratatouille. Why oven-roasted? Well usually I dish it up with a soft and fluffy jacket potato, and kill two birds with one stone – while I’m roasting the veg, I cook the potato too. Continue reading
I’m always on the lookout for toddler friendly sweet treats, and with a couple of bananas looking a little worse for wear I came across this sugar-free banana and date flapjack recipe from those helpful ladies at mumsnet. Not only is it sugar free, it’s also dairy-free as you use vegetable oil instead of butter. Continue reading
When I’m in a need of a comforting food hug I hunt out this recipe for Nigel Slater’s lentil and spinach cottage pie. Packed full of nutty lentils, vegetables and spinach, with a crispy potato and spinach top, it’s nutritious and delicious, with the added bonus that both the husband and the toddler LOVE it. Continue reading
This quick and easy recipe is a regular at our table, probably because it’s super tasty and takes little more than 30 minutes to get the table. It’s from Rose Elliot’s Low GI Vegetarian Cookbook. While it might be considered a diet book for vegetarians, what the recipes lack in calories, it more than make up for in flavour. Continue reading
I usually start the day with a bowl of porridge – it’s the toddler’s favourite breakfast and I’m quite partial to it myself – however, with the mornings getting lighter and brighter I fancied a change. Continue reading
It was the husband’s birthday today. So, instead of cooking up a storm in the kitchen we all headed to Pizza Express for a family tea.
However, that doesn’t mean the toddler and I weren’t busy a la cuisine. I don’t profess to be a master baker by any stretch of the imagination. I’m a bit too impatient. I can’t be doing with having to wait for things to cool down before I either eat them or decorate them – generally. But, by 8.30 this morning we’d baked a sponge! Continue reading
I hate wasting food, so, with leftover kale in the fridge, following my attempt at lemony lentil and crispy kale soup earlier in the week, I thought I’d try my arm at kale chips.
Still pouring over Anna Jone’s book, I decided to follow her recipe for oven-baked kale chips – despite already knowing that you lightly coat the kale in oil, put it on a lined baking sheet and pop it in the oven at a reasonably low heat for 20 minutes or so. Continue reading
Sometimes flicking through the older cookbooks turns up an unexpectedly tasty meal, like this spice couscous with halloumi and courgette ribbons from the Complete Vegetarian. It’s a Moroccan inspired dish that doesn’t take too long to put together but tastes amazing. For those reasons, it regularly makes an appearance at our table. And, while some people may not like the salty tasting cheese, I love halloumi and so does the husband. Continue reading