Macaroni peas

Macaroni peas

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

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Birthday cake

Birthday cake

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

Kale chips

Kale chips

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

Spiced couscous with halloumi and courgette ribbons

Halloumi and couscous

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