This is a speedy dinner when the fridge is empty, you want something tasty and comforting and you can't stretch to a takeaway. I'll be honest, ramen made with slow cooked bone broths aren't comparable to this, they're in a completely different league but this does deserve a place in your mid week meal routine because it demands very little of you but still packs loads of flavour. I've not tried this on kiddo as it's probably his full RDA of salt in one meal which probably means he'd love it!Read More
Little Cooks Co was founded by two mums, Helen and Kate. Helen is a mum of one who left her job in central government to train in nutrition and Kate is a mum of two with a high-flying job in marketing. As often is the case, I know it was in mine, having kids has made them passionate about getting kids eating good stuff - cue a brilliant business idea!Read More
Archie's enduring love of pasta shows no sign of ending and, to keep myself from dying of boredom due to repeatedly cooking the same thing, I am trying to keep it at least half way interesting.
Our conversations around meal times go a little like this:
Me: 'Arch, what would you like for lunch/dinner?'
Arch: 'Pasta mummy' [delivered incredulously with a top note of 'Seriously?! Must I keep repeating myself?']
Me: SIGH [goes and has a loooong sit down]Read More
This is the final recipe in our Sainsbury's series. I know chicken wraps have been done to death but there is a reason for that; they're delicious, you can customise them to please most people and they're easy! These are a regular mid-week meal in our house and If I am organised I get my chicken thighs marinading the night before but equally, you can do it a couple hours before and it's no biggie. The veggie gets his with some roasted veg and some halloumi if I'm being really organised.Read More
Our third recipe for Sainsbury's went live today and it's definitely one for all you parents struggling to get enough oily fish into your kids (if you missed the last two recipes check my two previous posts HERE and HERE). This miso salmon is melt-in-the-mouth and the bed of nutty wholewheat noodles is a great way to smuggle in some veg - I sometimes add sweetcorn and peas as well. This is one dish I know Archie will devour without a grumble thanks to the slightly sweet miso/maple syrup mix and the buttery texture of the salmon. If you can get organised and get your salmon marinading the night before, it really is a really speedy supper. Don't worry if not, I often forget and just give it a quick twenty minute marinade.Read More
Here's our second video for Sainsbury's and it is honestly one of our absolute favourites. I'll often cook this on a Friday when I am craving something easy and comforting. It's a mix of the Spanish dish Espinacas con Garbanzos and the Italian dish pasta e Ceci and it works so well with pasta. Archie is a big fan of chickpeas (which surprised me as I hated them as a kid) and wolfs this down, it's also a great way to get some protein into my husband who's veggie.Read More