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