Since discovering Dishoom many moons ago I have obsessed over their legendary Black Dal. I don’t know any one who hasn’t fallen under its spell and if you haven’t, I’m not sure I fully trust you. Their recipe is, understandable, a big secret but I’ve always sat there trying to decipher the spices and technique whilst barely coming up for air – what was making it so damn creamy and good? Masala Zone also do a good one so I used to be able to get my fix delivered to me, which became a bit of a Friday night obsession, but they stopped doing takeaway (who does that in this day and age?) forcing me to take matters into my own hands.Read More
These chicken kebabs go down a storm at ours, Archie is constantly asking for them. They have a really mellow flavour that goes nicely with a zesty couscous and, with a little planning, are an easy midweek meal. I love them because firstly Archie loves them and I can smuggle loads of veggies into the couscous and secondly they're delicious. See how motherhood has totally changed my priorities there!Read More
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