On the menu – squash, potato and chilli cakes

Tuesday I know that it’s a bit difficult to see what’s going on in that photo but those are squash, potato and chilli cakes from The Savvy Cook and they were really nice, vegan too, which is worth a mention as a lot of fritter type recipes use eggs (says the person who then put…

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…

On the menu – Ranch stuff and Quesadillas

Monday Ranch dressing isn’t a particularly big thing in the UK, we do have it but we don’t have anything like the dried powder packet mixes that I’ve seen in some US recipes, such as this calzone recipe (scroll down for the chicken bacon ranch recipe). So, as I wanted to make the recipe, I had…

On the menu – a bit of a disaster and marmite pasta

Friday I decided to do a bit more cooking from The Savvy Cook and have a go at making ‘Pesto Crumb Courgettes with Weeknight Focaccia’. I liked pesto, I liked courgettes, and I definitely liked the idea of a quick, meal sized portion of focaccia, except it didn’t really work. The focaccia dough was very…

On the menu – The Savvy Cook

Friday I love budget cookbooks; I think that they’ve improved a lot over recent years and they’re now providing food that’s both cheap AND looks good. So I was keen to check out The Savvy Cook by Izy Hossack. After surgery at the end of last month, I’m still gearing myself up for getting properly…