19 May 2015

Cauliflower rice pizza crust with roasted vegetables

I developed this recipe for netmums a couple of weeks ago. If they hadn't asked me, I don't think I would've been moved to make it if I'm totally honest. But I'm so glad I did! It reads like it's going to be a massive faff, but it's much easier than you'd think. The cauliflower rice (which is actually more like cous cous) is dead quick to make using a processor and a microwave, and, although there are stages to this - the roasted veg is done in the oven which is simple, and the sauce is a no cook one.

Peanut butter stuffed French toast with strawberries

Last night I watched this video on the Martha Stewart channel and I honestly tossed and turned all night thinking about it! I know, I'm so weird... Anyway this morning I made it. I didn't read a recipe or watch the video again as it's pretty simple. When my son, Arthur, heard from my husband the news of what I was making, he came up to me and hugged me. I think it made him love me a bit more!

18 May 2015

Moroccan lamb meatballs with cauliflower rice

Last week I made a pizza base using cauliflower rice, it was for netmums (I will post it soon, you'll won't believe how good it is!). To make it, obviously you have to make cauliflower rice. Well, I couldn't get over, firstly, how easy it was to make and, secondly, how quick it is to cook. I made a mental note to do it again - but next time to make it as a replacement for cous cous. It is more like cous cous than rice, definitely. Get this - kids eat it!!! They totally accept it, and you look on, thrilled that they are eating a veggie! Yipppppeeeee!

14 May 2015

Champ topped salmon and spinach pie

Ahh, fish pie - such a family fave. In the past, waaaaay back when I was a bit of a cookery sadist, I used to make such a faffy fish pie. It was pre kids, when I had so much TIME! I used to infuse the white sauce with a clove studded onion for gawd's sake! But now I have two little angels in my life called Arthur and Beatrix I am on a mission to make all meals as easy and painless as possible - but they still have to be delicious! We are eating a lot of mash topped, fish in a b├ęchamel sauce type pies at the mo'. But I am going the whole hog a lot less, i.e. I don't make it a full on fish pie with several different types of fish in. Often they have just one fish, which makes it cheaper, along with a veggie like spinach or broccoli or even egg (I'll post my haddock and egg pie with a leek and mash topping very soon!).

11 May 2015

Easy layered moussaka with potatoes

So I already have a Moussaka recipe on here, and lovely it is too. The picture isn't great (it was AGES ago, 3 years!). I made this yesterday with the intention of replacing the old image, but then I made a few tweaks here and then - and before you know it, it warrants a new post. But I'm kind of glad. See, it's a really good recipe. You will make people happy if you cook this for them - and I'm willing to stake my reputation on that statement. It was WOLFED down by my hubby and 2 little ones (that's rare - that they both like something) in about 6 minutes flat, with only a wee portion left over - that would've gone too if I hadn't of intervened.