I love cauliflower, and I love capers, the husband doesn’t. So, on a mission to change his mind – and to cook roasted cauliflower which I’ve been wanting to cook for some time – I plumped for this spicy roasted cauliflower pasta with garlic breadcrumbs recipe in the hope that a little bit of spice might help to convert the cauli-hating hubby. Continue reading →
With the cupboards virtually bare, and a can of chickpeas winking at me every time I opened the virtually bare cupboard, there was only one thing for it – whip up some tasty hummus. Continue reading →
In need of a quick and easy dinner and having minimal ingredients to hand due to a lack of supermarket shopping for quite some time, Nigella Lawson came to the rescue with her spaghettini with lemon & garlic breadcrumbs dish from Italian book Nigelissima. It’s quick, easy and extremely cheap to make, yet still utterly delicious. Continue reading →
Summer’s on its way, so it feels only fitting to turn to one of my favourite warm-weather suppers to finish the day off, Jamie Oliver’s Crispy Salmon from his 30 minute meals book. Why do I love this recipe? For a start it’s super quick to make and has been a crowd pleaser every time I’ve cooked it. Then there’s the wonderful smell of the fresh herbs and citrus tones that fill the air as you’re knocking together the jazzed-up rice, courgette salad and guacamole. And finally, it’s packed full of chilli, which I’m a bit partial too. What’s not to like, unless you’re not a fan of fish, of course. Continue reading →
The husband and the toddler love lemon drizzle cake. What’s not to love, eh? It’s packed with a tonne of sugar (well 225g) which is cunningly offset by the punchy zest and juice of a couple of lemons, making you think that this über moist bake isn’t as naughty as it actually is. And Tana Ramsay’s lemon drizzle cake is a corker. Continue reading →
It’s been one of those weeks – and it’s only Wednesday. The husband and myself have been fighting off colds since the weekend and the toddler was sent home from nursery with conjunctivitis. Joy!
Come lunchtime today I thought perhaps a big bowl of homemade soup would sort us all out. Looking for inspiration I returned to my new guilty pleasure, Anna Jones’ a modern way to eat. She’s got an array of delicious soups to choose from, and they all look as if they would make a week like ours melt away in one spoonful. Continue reading →