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April 11, 2019

CREAMY PUMPKIN PASTA

This vegetarian creamy pumpkin pasta is such good comfort food! Grab yourself a bowlful and get cozy on the couch. Do you usually avoid cooking with pumpkin because it’s such a pain to cut up?! I had a conversation with my sister recently where she admitted to this, and I used to be exactly the same. My top tip is […]
March 28, 2019

THAI YELLOW CURRY

Thai yellow curry is mild and creamy – a curry that the whole family will enjoy. This vegetarian version includes paneer, a fresh white cheese that is like a less salty version of haloumi. A couple of weeks ago I shared a satay chicken skewers recipe which featured yellow curry paste, with a promise to share another recipe in a […]
March 28, 2019

MEXICAN BOLOGNESE

A Mexican twist on an Italian favourite! This lightly spiced Mexican bolognese is bulked up with veggies and beans, and topped with plenty of cheese, salad and a dollop of sour cream. Most nights in our household are spent trialling new recipes, but sometimes we just feel like some basic comfort food. Spaghetti bolognese always hits the spot. I didn’t […]
March 21, 2019

TOMATO AND BASIL CHICKEN

This tomato and basil chicken is served with wholemeal couscous and a very moreish side of parmesan crumbed broccoli. Using cream cheese in both this recipe and the pork stuffed mushrooms means you don’t waste any of the tub of cream cheese. If you’re not cooking this recipe as part of the weekly menu, cream, mascarpone or creme fraiche are […]
February 28, 2019
These juicy pork steaks with sautéed potatoes are covered in soft, richly flavoured onions and a crumble of salty feta. A great way to gear up for autumn!

JUICY PORK STEAKS WITH SAUTEED POTATOES

More comfort food for the dinner table! These juicy pork steaks with sautéed potatoes are covered in soft, richly flavoured onions and a crumble of salty feta. A great way to gear up for autumn. Sautéed potatoes are a quicker alternative to roast potatoes, and those crispy edges are so moreish! If you don’t like pork, feel free to substitute […]
February 21, 2019

CHEESY STUFFED MEATBALLS

Cheesy stuffed meatballs in homemade sauce – that’s comfort food done right! The addition of cottage cheese makes this version a little healthier, and parmesan adds a great flavour hit.  If you haven’t guessed already, I do enjoy a good meatball! From these popular lamb meatballs on zoodles, to loaded meatball subs, low carb pork and fennel meatball salads, pesto spaghetti with sausage meatballs […]
February 14, 2019
Pizza quiche is, not surprisingly, a cross between pizza and quiche… yum! Make this your own by swapping out the ingredients for your favourite pizza toppings.

PIZZA QUICHE

Pizza quiche is, not surprisingly, a cross between pizza and quiche… yum! Add a twist of your own by swapping out some of the ingredients for your favourite pizza toppings. Pizza and quiche are up there on my list of favourite things to eat, so I’m pretty happy with a meal that combines the two! This would also be yummy […]
February 7, 2019
This cheesy mince pasta bake saves on dishes by cooking the pasta in the same pot as the sauce. It’s topped with two different cheeses and grilled in the oven for a golden, crunchy crust.

CHEESY MINCE PASTA BAKE

This cheesy mince pasta bake saves on dishes by cooking the pasta in the same pot as the sauce. It’s topped with two different cheeses and grilled in the oven for a golden, crunchy crust. This recipe makes quite a large amount so could easily feed up to 5 people. Feel free to adapt it to suit your tastes – […]
January 17, 2019
Who can resist the ultimate cheeseburger?! This one has cheese both in and on top of the patty, and a special gherkin sauce. Yum!

THE ULTIMATE CHEESEBURGER

Who can resist the ultimate cheeseburger?! This one has cheese both in and on top of the patty, and a special gherkin sauce. Yum! I always leave the supermarket feeling disappointed when I go in search of burger buns! Anyone else struggle with this?! They’re either too light and lacking in substance, missing sesame seeds or not the right size/shape. […]
November 29, 2018
This easy tuna potato bake comes together a lot quicker than regular potato bakes. No need to cook in the oven for ages!

CHEESY TUNA POTATO BAKE

This easy tuna potato bake comes together a lot quicker than regular potato bakes. No need to cook in the oven for ages! This is a very versatile recipe. Trying using a combination of kumara and potato. If you don’t like tuna, you could use salmon (smoked or canned), chopped ham, diced (cooked) bacon or smoked chicken. Finely chopped steamed […]