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
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
So, a little while ago Sainsbury's got in touch and asked if I'd collaborate with them to create some recipe videos. Of course, I immediately said yes! I'd say 90% of our food shopping now comes from Sainsbury's and the organic apples that go into Kidchup are Sainsbury's own so, the chance to create recipe content for them was beyond exciting.
The idea was to create dishes you could cook with your little one(s) (if they're feeling cooperative) and eat as family. Slightly easier than it sounds, Archie is a bit hit and miss in the kitchen. I wanted to create healthy dishes that potentially introduced you to some new textures and flavours and came together easily. Once I'd worked out what those dishes would be I set about heavily road testing them on as many families as I could to make sure they were actually something you'd want to have a crack at.Read More
Lizzie King aka 'Lizzie Loves Healthy' is a real healthy eating tour de force, as you'd expect from the name of her blog/socials etc but there's more to her than that. A nutritional health coach who also trained at Prue Leith's cookery school, Lizzie has both brains and the braun and she's not afraid to use 'em. Rather than peddling some faddish diet, Lizzie is passionate about trying to help us all eat a little better but her approach feels a lot more honest and accessible. Also, and to me most importantly, she knows how to cook which makes all the difference.Read More