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 – Autumn Carbs

Friday I’m really struggling to find time to cook at the moment, so a cookbook I bought a week or two ago has been torturing me, Carbs by Laura Goodman, the whole book just makes you hungry, it’s got a whole section just on chips *swoons*. Anyway, I’d been planning on making the Pizza Hut…

On the menu – Cheesy Ham & Leek Pie

Friday This, Cheesy Leek & Ham Pie from Miguel Barclay’s Super Easy One Pound Meals was absolutely lovely. I swapped the ham for pancetta, as that’s what I had, frying it first with the leek. Not wanting to waste the rest of the puff pastry sheet, I quadrupled the recipe, planning on freezing the rest…

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 – 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…

My favourite cookbooks of 2017 (not necessarily published this year)

I’ve fallen in love with four cookbooks this year – For sheer want to cook everything-ness, there’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Much More Veg and pretty much everything I tried was delicious. I think that it’s great that it’s also vegan. The Art of the Larder by Claire Thomson, definitely wins the title of best cookbook for recipes I…

On the menu – ‘soup’, stew, banana bread and stir fry

Friday I was so excited when I learnt that Miguel Barclay had a second One Pound Meals book coming out, I loved the first book and I’ve made so many recipes from it but when I got my hands on Fast & Fresh, I was so distinctly underwhelmed, I thought about returning it (I have…

5 things I liked this week – 3.2.17

Going to see the Lockwood Kipling exhibition at the V&A. I particularly liked the massive screens showing footage swooping over India and learning about Lockwood Kipling’s relationship with his son, Rudyard Kipling. Embroidery thread being back in my local department store! Anchor embroidery thread disappeared from branches of John Lewis across the country a few…

On the menu – One Pound Meals

Tuesday I thought I’d try Miguel Barclay’s One Pound Meals. I’m quite excited about this book, not only does it have a very high proportion of ‘recipes I would like to try’ and is money saving, what really sold me, is that all the recipes are for one portion (but are really easy scale-up-able). I know, on…