12 August 2016

Lamb traybake with Tenderstem and salsa verde

You know, I've said it a gazillion times - I love a traybake. I am slightly addicted. I love the ease of chucking things in a big roasting pan with some olive oil, maybe some whole cloves of garlic, or some herbs, letting the ingredients do their thing. The flavours combine together as they cook and there is always some nice caramelisation going on - along with some form of juices / sauce. I adore chicken and salmon traybakes, but this lamb one is pretty special too.

7 August 2016

Piri Piri chicken wings with coleslaw and new potato salad

It's actually summer, like, it's proper sunny and everything! Even if it's just for a week or two, I'm satisfied with that! Given the rare lovely weather, despite the fact that we have no outside furniture at the moment which makes me very grumpy, we are making regular efforts to pop the tablecloth on the camping table and get on the back field to have BBQs. The kids love it, as does Adam. Plus once the sides are done, I can relax and let him do all the work!

28 July 2016

Buttermilk pancakes with fried bananas and bacon

I've not posted a breakfast recipe for AGES! We had this a couple of weekends ago, I'm playing catchup as ever. Fried bananas are gorgeous. They are SO sweet, so much that Adam couldn't take it, but me and Artie were, like, YAAASSSS!! Bea... notsomuch. But then she doesn't like much at the moment, such is the right of any almost 4 year old! This makes a nice change from the blueberries and bacon combo with pancakes - and it's great if yours don't like normal, raw bananas, like Artie.

20 July 2016

Kale, mackerel, beetroot and avocado salad

If I gave this to my children they would be lost for words. They'd look at me, lip-curlingly aghast that I had basically served them 4 things (oh actually, 3 things) that they don't like. So, just to be clear, this is for MUMMIES. A quick, throw together lunch for busy parents who want to be healthy and enjoy the odd meal where they don't have to think about what their delightful offspring don't like about that they have made.

19 July 2016

Tuna and broccoli pasta bake

I have started doing a weekly Facebook video which I then post on YouTube (don't forget to like/subscribe by the way), the idea behind this series is that I come up with ideas for quick and easy (under 30 mins) midweek dinners. I respond to requests, so if you have one, head over to Facebook and comment under this one, or the latest one (I'm playing catch up). I think quick dinners for Monday to Friday are the hardest things for busy mums, and that's why I am starting with this as a theme.