Easy Pasta Recipe

Quick and Easy Pasta Recipe

As part of my easy midweek meal recipes, I would like to introduce to you this simple, delicious and super quick and easy pasta recipe. Using just a few ingredients you can get this delicious dinner to the table in less than 15 minutes and it only costs a few pounds to feed the entire family. Family life seems to take over rather quickly. We never seem to have enough time. I'm either running about after the kids or helping them out with homework. You all know that I try to avoid processed food. I would rather cook from scratch and that way I know what we are eating. Plus, it is a lot cheaper. A midweek meal needs to not only be delicious and affordable. It needs to be quick and easy to prepare and cook. Most parents, myself included, don't have time to be in the kitchen for hours on end every night. Check out my latest affordable and homecooked recipe here.


easy pasta and meatballs recipe

Easy Pasta and Meatballs Recipe

Who wants another easy mid-week meal? If so, this is for you. Taking only ten minutes from start to finish the easy pasta and meatballs recipe is a family favourite. Made from just a few store cupboard ingredients, it comes together in just a few minutes. The kids love this meal and often request it, which suits me fine. Especially on the nights, we are rushing around together to fit in all the out of school activities that fill our diaryies. Why not give this easy pasta and meatballs recipe a try for yourself.


chorizo and pea risotto recipe

Chorizo and pea risotto recipe

This chorizo and pea risotto recipe is the perfect midweek meal for a busy family. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook. The kids love it and always ask for a second helping. It is versatile too. If you don't have any chorizo, replace it with some bacon or perhaps some leftover chicken from your Sunday Roast.

I always like to make recipes quick and easy. With only three steps and 30 minutes of cooking, this fits the bill well. Give it a go and let me know what you think.


Spaghetti Recipe

Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe

Another affordable and delicious recipe, perfect for a busy families midweek meal. This Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe was delicious and was ready in 20 minutes. Most of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen cupboards already, just remember to pick up the bits you do need when you next go shopping.

*MENTAL NOTE* If your kids ask what Puttanesca means in Italian, don't, I mean, DON'T Google it in front of them.


red pepper dip

Easy Red Pepper Dip

As we move towards the Summer Holidays I plan to highlight some delicious, affordable and easy to cook picnic and BBQ recipes. This is part three from a series of vegan picnic ideas from
Louise Palmer-Masterton
, who is the founder of multiple award-winning restaurants
Stem & Glory. The first in this series was a delicious Vegan BLT and the recipe can be found here. The second recipe in the series was a delicious Vegan quiche and the recipe can be found here. The third recipe in the series was this amazing vegan egg mayo sandwich and the recipe can be found here.Part four is this interesting Czech style Vegan potato salad and the recipe can be found here.
Part five of this vegan, picnic and summer recipe share is this delicious Red Pepper Dip.This red pepper dip has a sweet and smoky flavour, making it perfect as a dip or served on the side with just about anything! So if you want to cook something that is part of an award-winning restaurants menu, now is your chance!


vegan potato salad

Vegan Potato Salad - Czech Style

As we move towards the Summer Holidays I plan to highlight some delicious, affordable and easy to cook picnic and BBQ recipes. This is part three from a series of vegan picnic ideas from

Part four is this interesting Czech style Vegan potato salad, so if you want to cook something that is part of an award-winning restaurant's menu, now is your chance! When Stem and Glory first opened the doors to their first restaurant, they had a Czech Chef. Soon after they were introduced to this recipe and it has become a staple item since. If you want to add an interesting twist to your normal potato salad, then look no further. Plus a bonus, it is vegan too.


vegan quiche

Vegan Quiche - perfect for summer picnics

As we move towards the Summer Holidays I plan to highlight some delicious, affordable and easy to cook picnic and BBQ recipes. This is part two from a series of vegan picnic ideas from Louise Palmer-Masterton , who is the founder of multiple award-winning restaurants Stem & Glory.

The first in this series was a delicious Vegan BLT and the recipe can be found here.

This second part is a simple, yet delicious Vegan Quiche, so if you want to cook something that is part of an award-winning restaurants menu, now is your chance!

Vegan ‘Quiche’

Makes 8 large slices

This is a staple in our house. It’s very tasty straight from the oven and works fab cold in a picnic with some pickle.

By all means, make your own pastry, but there are very good vegan pre-made shortcrust in every supermarket.


Simple summer prawns recipe

Simple summer prawns recipe for one

So, with the kids off to their Mum's for a few days, it was time for this dad to let his hair down. Sadly not this week though. Work, housework and other stuff to catch up on…… I knew before I left for work, that I was going to be late home, so rummaged through the freezer and stumbled on some prawns I brought when on a yellow sticker at the supermarket, so got them out to defrost and trotted off to work. Simple summer prawns it was going to be.


Fresh Pasta Recipe

Fresh Pasta Recipe. Simple homemade pasta.

Fresh pasta is so easy to make yourself. You will soon wonder why you even bothered with the dried stuff. We often get together in the kitchen and make it together. The ingredients can often be found in the house and you can honestly taste the difference. Check out this recipe for simple and tasty pasta dough.


Sticky Pork with Asian Slaw

Sticky Pork with Asian Slaw

We eat a lot of Asian food and this Sticky Pork with an Asian Slaw didn't disappoint. It was really quick to prepare and cook and even though I needed to pay full price for the pork steaks because there was nothing in the yellow sticker section, it still came in at under a fiver for all of us.