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 – 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.

On the menu – Turkish-style couscous

Friday There’s something about warm weather that makes me crave couscous, this is Kerryann’s Turkish-style Couscous from the Jamie Oliver site and it’s okay. It has paprika in, which is always a big thumbs up and lots of crisp veggies but it doesn’t beat my favourite Jamie Oliver couscous recipe from one of his very…

On the menu – Everyday Super Food

Monday So I bought Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Super Food back when it came out (*quick check* 2015!) but I am pretty sure that I haven’t made anything from it, which is bad. So, in a ruthless frame of mind, I was staring at my overflowing recipe book shelves (yep very definitely plural) and thinking should…

On the menu – Spice, Chocolate and Pasta

Friday I’m on a bit of a spice kick, at the moment. My pestle and mortar, which to be honest I’m a little scared of because I’m convinced that one day I will drop it whilst washing it or something and it will break my foot, as it’s a massively heavy, great big stone thing…

On the menu – Mince Pie Cookies and Creamy Tomato Pasta

Tuesday I made Nigella’s Cranberry mince pies on Friday (not blogged, as not a new recipe for me, I make them pretty much every year, they have the perfect mincemeat for people who don’t like mincemeat) and as I had some mincemeat left, I made Mince Pie Cookies from a recipe by Jamie Oliver. I…

On the menu – **** you TMJ

I’m back (at least for the moment) to eating reasonably normally again, my TMJ is currently not as bad as it can be, probably due to me being careful about what I’ve been eating for the last few weeks but whereas my jaw may be feeling better, the rest of me isn’t, trying to find…