On the menu – cooking from Jamie Cooks Italy

Friday This is an adapted version of the minestrone in Jamie Cooks Italy, I know it doesn’t look much like minestrone does it? It’s adapted, in that the recipe is for 6-8 people, (which is annoying, how many people regularly cook for that many people in the home environment these days?), I quartered the ingredients…

On the menu – Peri Peri Tacos and Whatever Noodle Salad

Friday These are Peri Peri Tacos from Miguel Barclay’s Super Easy One Pound Meals and they were okay, the chicken was nice but everything else a bit bland. Monday This is the Whatever Noodle Salad from the Carbs book and I’m not having the most successful week with my cooking, apparently, as although this was…

On the menu – Uplifting Chilli and Lemon Spaghetti

Friday This is Uplifting Chilli and Lemon Spaghetti from the wonderful Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger. It’s a very simple dish, it’s the ideal sort of thing to make when you feel tired and foot sore and have pretty much minimal energy for cooking but feel that you should make something. Just the simple act…

On the menu – roast squash and pepper soup & PB&J overnight oats

Friday Thanks to the recommendation of Carina from Carina’s Craft Blog, I checked out the new TV series Dirty Vegan (you can find it on iPlayer) and liked it so much I downloaded the Kindle version of the accompanying cookbook (also called Dirty Vegan). There are lots of dishes that I want to try but…

On the menu – Christmas food

Sunday On the Sunday before Christmas I made lebkuchen from a recipe from Great British Bake Off’s Christmas book. I had remembered making lebkuchen last Christmas and absolutely loving them and I thought that I’d used this recipe, I only checked afterwards (🤦‍♀️) but the recipe I used last year was from a Lorraine Pascale…

On the menu – squash, potato and chilli cakes

Tuesday I know that it’s a bit difficult to see what’s going on in that photo but those are squash, potato and chilli cakes from The Savvy Cook and they were really nice, vegan too, which is worth a mention as a lot of fritter type recipes use eggs (says the person who then put…