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Microwave Pasta Sauce – Mushroom and Salami

| 23/08/2016 | 0 Comments
Microwave Pasta Sauce – Mushroom and Salami

A really easy microwave pasta sauce that takes only a little more time than the pasta. It’s so tempting to just use a jar of sauce, isn’t it? Yes, they’re full of sugar and salt, but you know the flavour will be well balanced. You  know it will be tasty. Well, when you’re cooking from […]

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Cheesy Baked Chicken Chunks

| 19/08/2016 | 0 Comments
Cheesy Baked Chicken Chunks

Cheesy baked chicken is an easy way to cook moist, flavoursome chicken.     I love poached chicken, don’t you? Falling apart tender in only 20 minutes, just thicken up the poaching liquid with some cornflour paste and you’re done.   What, no cornflour?   D’oh!   This dish was devised in a hurry, with […]

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Vegetable Omelette – an Easy Weeknight Recipe

| 16/08/2016 | 0 Comments
Vegetable Omelette – an Easy Weeknight Recipe

A really simple vegetable omelette with all the nutrition of home cooked food.   Myself and the toddler went on an adventure at the weekend. My husband was working, so we got on the train and went to the zoo. Trains, animals and ice cream – what more could a toddler want! Such was the […]

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Easy Baked Cajun Salmon with Wedges

| 12/08/2016 | 0 Comments
Easy Baked Cajun Salmon with Wedges

Baked Cajun Salmon – an easy weeknight treat. What are your Friday night dinners like? Do you just throw some fish fingers and chips in the oven? I must admit we sometimes do that, and my toddler does love that sort of food. If you feel like a bit of sophisticaton, this meal is nearly […]

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Creamy Orzo with Chickpeas and Roast Vegetables

| 12/07/2016 | 0 Comments
Creamy Orzo with Chickpeas and Roast Vegetables

A creamy orzo dish with all the flavour and little fuss. Roast vegetables sound fancy, don’t they? I think, really, they’re a bit of a cheat. I never cook just plain butternut squash soup, or risotto- it’s always roast butternut squash soup or risotto – because I hate peeling the things! Bung them in the […]

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Minced Lamb and Lentil Curry – Keema with Less Meat

| 08/07/2016 | 0 Comments
Minced Lamb and Lentil Curry – Keema with Less Meat

This lamb and lentil curry is a twist on the traditional Indian Keema, and is quick to make. Do you go in for the whole ‘Meatless Mondays’ thing? We’ve eaten a lot of vegetarian food since we were students, but I know it’s not easy for everyone. If you’d like to cut down on meat […]

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Slow Cooker Marmalade Glazed Ham

| 05/07/2016 | 0 Comments
Slow Cooker Marmalade Glazed Ham

Slow cooker marmalade glazed ham – pretty foolproof, but fancy enough for a special occasion. Our first married Christmas, Christmas Day itself was just the two of us, so we boiled the meat, a gammon joint, and roasted the vegetables. It was a veritable feast – it doesn’t have to be turkey to be Christmas. Indeed, […]

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Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Chilli

| 28/06/2016 | 0 Comments
Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Chilli

A filling, hearty slow ocoker sausage and bean dish with a kick that you can customise. Sausages are such a great food – we must eat them at least once a month. They’re cheap and tasty, and they can be cooked slowly or quickly. Sausage and bean is a classic combination, from Heinz tins all […]

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Simple Chilli Con Carne

| 24/06/2016 | 0 Comments
Simple Chilli Con Carne

This quick, simple chilli recipe is mild and easy to make. Are you confident cooking with spices, or do you use mixes, blends and ready made sauces? I’ve designed this chilli to be simple as can be. It’s a blank canvas. It’s very mild, as a starting point- use it to play around with different […]

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Weekend Wraps No.2 – Barbecue Chicken Wraps

| 17/06/2016 | 0 Comments
Weekend Wraps No.2 – Barbecue Chicken Wraps

This barbecue chicken wrap is perfect for holidays, beach days, country walks – or just any old fun lunch days. Tip – if you wrap it in clingfilm with a folded down flap at the top you can eat it with less-than-clean hands. The weekend is our time to play – time off to enjoy […]

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