On the menu – Detroit Pizza, Seed Topped Porridge and Pumpkin Pasta

Friday This is Detroit Pizza from Miguel Barclay’s Super Easy One Pound Meals. You’re meant to cook it on a smaller baking sheet, to get the proper rectangle shape but I didn’t have one the right size so I free formed it, I think it’s pretty rectangular. Anyway, living up to the book’s title, this…

On the menu – Roasted Butternut Squash Bowl with Queso

Wednesday This is an adapted version of Minimalist Baker’s Butternut Squash Bowl with queso adapted from this (non-vegan) recipe from Recipe Tin Eats. I was making this quickly / didn’t have all the spices, so if I were making this again, I would definitely add more spices but either way it’s delicious and that queso,…

On the menu – Can’t Go Wrong Chocolate Cake

Sunday I made Mary Berry’s Can’t Go Wrong Chocolate Cake from her book, Fast Cakes and boy did it not go wrong, it was really easy to make and absolutely delicious, light and fluffy, gorgeous icing (and normally my icing is so dodgy) and not too chocolate-y (K doesn’t like overly chocolate-y cakes, S only…

On the menu – Couscous Salad

Friday Above is Couscous Salad with Herbs and Walnuts from River Cottage Veg Everyday. It was nicer than I had imagined it to be (not normally that much of a fan of giant couscous).

On the menu – spelt salad

Sunday This is Spelt Salad with Squash and Fennel from River Cottage Veg Everyday and it was really nice. The veg just right and garlicky and cheesy and lemony. I will make again and I’m not even that keen, normally, on fennel.

On the menu – aubergine parmigiana

Friday This is Aubergine Parmigiana from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Veg Everyday and it took ages to make (although actual hands on labour was not that intensive). The result was nice and I enjoyed the welcome pottering in the kitchen but I don’t really live a making aubergine parmigiana lifestyle, so other than the other portion I’ve…

On the menu – adapted pasties

Thursday These are heavily adapted from the Swede and Potato Pasties recipe in Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Veg Everyday book. I’m not the most massive fan of swede, although it’s edible but I’d much rather have something else. Also, although I did think about making the prescribed rough puff, I didn’t have the post work energy, so…

On the menu – Super Easy One Pound Meals

Saturday Miguel Barclay has a new book out, yay! Okay I didn’t like his last one much but I loved his first one so much, I’ve still got faith. So, first up, One-Pan Lasagne, a lot of the recipes in this are one-pan (part of the Super Easy part), although it does assume that you’ve…

On the menu – Harissa Squash Salad

Friday This is another from Jamie Oliver’s Five Ingredients; Harissa Squash Salad and again, it was rather nice, I would definitely make again but I would add more harissa next time because I couldn’t really taste it.

On the menu – chicken lettuce cups

Friday This is a slightly adapted version of the Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Cups from Jamie Oliver’s Five Ingredients, I used barbecue sauce instead of hoisin, as hoisin contains soy, anyway, it was quite nice, although it would have been even nicer if the salad, chicken, mango and barbecue sauce had been in a (bread) wrap.