On the menu – Cinnamon Spice Cake

Friday This is Cinnamon Spice Cake from Simple Cake by Odette Williams and it’s okay. I haven’t baked in ages, so it is a little disappointing as a first bake back, it’s quite a wholesome cake, ie not the sort of cake you’re probably thinking of when you’re craving cake but it’s okay. It is…

On the menu – Singapore Noodles with Cashews and Cashew Pesto Pasta

Tuesday This was so good, I could eat this every day of the week, Singapore noodles with cashews from the Vegan One Pound Meals book. I did switch the rice noodles for wheat noodles though, because ugh rice noodles. Will definitely be making again and it’s really quick and simple to do, so bonus! Okay,…

On the menu – Charred Pepper Orzo

Wednesday Charred pepper orzo from the One Pound Meals vegan book, is one of those dishes that smells absolutely amazing when cooking but the eating doesn’t quite live up to the promise. I am not a massive fan of orzo, so that doesn’t really help but it was still nice to eat. I didn’t char…

On the menu – Pocket Potatoes and Aubergine Larb

Friday More of an idea than a recipe, this is a pocket potato, as inspired by Ella Risbridger’s Midnight Chicken. The idea being, you pack a foil wrapped baked potato in your pocket as you go out for your picnic. It does require some forethought and it depends what time you’re leaving the house to…

On the menu – Mac and No Cheese

Thursday There’s a new One Pound Meals book out, woo hoo!!! This one is vegan and I was a little unsure about whether to buy it, as I have an intolerance to a lot of typically vegan foods but it’s One Pound Meals, I bought it anyway and I’m glad I did. There are some…

On the menu – Mug Marmite Mac and cheese

Wednesday This really doesn’t look like much but this was so gorgeous. It’s Mug Marmite Mac and Cheese from Jack Monroe’s Cooking on a Bootstrap (you can also find the recipe here) and it is so good. I’ve made microwave mug mac and cheeses before and they’ve never really worked for me, so I was…

On the menu – Red Pepper & Tomato Risotto and Pizza Boats

Monday This is from the James Wong 10-a-day book, it’s an ‘interesting’ way to cook risotto. It’s basically everything bunged together, with the liquid being milk and cooked for a long time. The milk bit was interesting, it made the risotto sort of like a savoury rice pudding but the whole bung everything in and…

On the menu – not chicken soup and ‘not’ mac & cheese

Friday This is Not Chicken Soup from Anna Jones’ The Modern Cook’s Year. It’s meant to have a tofu topping, which would have been delicious but I’m intolerant, hence the pancetta. The whole thing is rather nice, I’ve made chicken soup before and been really uninspired by the broth, ‘Not Chicken Soup’ is meant to…

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…