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.


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.


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.


How to get the kids to eat vegetables goma-ae Greens

Getting the kids eating vegetables | Goma-ae greens

Goma-ae greens - How to get the

eating vegetables! This could also be used as a snack, salad, side dish or part of a selection of snacks.


Easy Beef Cobbler Recipe

Easy Beef Cobbler Recipe

Easy Beef Cobbler Recipe - Back to School time again and when this year's topic homework sheet came home for the middle boy, we both spotted the ideal start for us both 'cook a healthy meal for your family and record the results and comments', happy days! Finally some homework he actually wanted to do and was keen to share his homework with you guys too. Fairly healthy, really cheap and easy to prepare, a great dish as the evenings start drawing in.