Dinner

Chicken Noodle Soup

This chicken noodle soup is just one of the 3 meals I get from a roast chicken. When you’re on a budget you want to make the most out of what you purchase.

Hidden Vegetable Pasta

My children will eat most vegetables so long as they are disguised. This sauce fools them into eating several different types of vegetables and is simple to prepare.

Baked Salmon

In cooking terms they call this baked salmon; “en papillote” but in our house we call it fish in a bag!

Slimming Summer Broth

This time of the year I normally eat plenty of salads but this is a wholesome slimming summer broth which is lovely either hot or chilled. It is gluten, dairy and virtually low fat along with being low GI. This broth is also made with seasonal vegetables from the garden along with being low salt!

Garlic Prawns

I know I’ve said it before but we are so lucky to live by the sea and so near to great fishmongers and fishermen. The father in law’s boat will go in the water next week and from that point onwards there will be a glut of line caught mackerel and ling to cook with.  …

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Warming Chickpea Stew

I could write paragraphs & paragraphs about the rotten weather, how it’s meant to be warmer in June & give you masses of memories about sunkissed summer days and BBQ’s. Instead today it’s a straight recipe for a store cupboard warming stew.  It’s vegetarian (if you prefer), cheap and quick to make particularly if the …

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Buried Treasure

Tomorrow is Good Friday, it’s a “day of fasting” and traditionally we don’t eat meat on that day.  Actually we rarely eat meat on a Friday at all because my mother in law almost always cooks fish and welcomes all of her children and her extended family to dinner that day.  So much so that …

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