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…

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…