Cassoulet

We eat the Hairy Bikers’ Great Sausage Casserole a LOT. But now I look back at the recipe, I realise mine has morphed away from their original version. This time, I made my version of the sausage casserole, but added a layer of breadcrumbs, after eating the most DELICIOUS cassoulet at my mum’s. I’m not…

Roast Veg and Egg Traybake Hash

Noone’s got any time, have they? I was going to start this post by bemoaning my own lack of time but since it’s an affliction which effects everyone, I’ll just go straight in and say this is SUPER easy and SUPER yum 🙂 I can’t decide whether the star of the show was the fresh…

Minestrone

It’s a good time of year for a big bowl of filling soup methinks. Maybe it’s just me (?) but I’m starting to want to eat lots and lots of veggies and move more and drink less and etc. etc. etc…. But let’s not be BORING about it shall we? This soup will encourage the…

Root Veg and Blue Cheese Traybake

I feel like I’m making a lot of traybakes at the moment. They’re just SO easy. Easy like chucking something in the oven and leaving it totally alone to do its thing, rather than easy like boiling and frying things quickly. The trouble with boiling and frying is that while it’s EASY, it’s not really…

Corned Beef Hash

I make this fairly often, as I like to have a stash of storecupboard suppers I can whip out in emergencies. Or sometimes, not emergencies, but when one wishes to be both frugal and filled up with yummy deliciousness. And this IS delicious. Ok it’s corned beef, not going to win any awards for being…

Celeriac and Chive Patties

Ooh I say it’s been a wee while since I posted a recipe. These are certainly worth posting about though: sweet little patties of yumminess that they are. They were born out of my veg box delivery, which I’ve fallen back in love with after a little break. The vegetables really do taste so much…

Beef and Lentil Hotpot

Smug alert… This was thrown together in a matter of minutes as an alternative to my Extra Veg and Extra Easy Spaghetti Bolognese when I realised I didn’t have any extra veg. All I had was the mince and onions. But lo and behold the freezer and the cupboards provided the peas and the spuds…

One Pot Mediterranean Chicken Stew

This is a little bit like my Very Easy Ratatouille, only EASIER! Really. I decided to dispense with the whole frying of the vegetables, so I decided to just whack the whole lot into a big dish and bake it. I added potatoes this time to bulk it out a bit, and because I didn’t…

Leftover Roast Dinner Pasta

I’m sure this has been done before. I mean, it’s basically leftover roast dinner tossed with pasta and plenty of butter. I’d previously made Mrs Rachel Brady’s delicious and easy Sausage and Root Veg Traybake and had some leftovers that wouldn’t quite stretch to two people on their own. So I chopped up the sausage…

Mrs Rachel Brady’s Sausage and Root Veg Traybake

Have you had a read of Mrs Rachel Brady’s blog (formerly Well Worn Whisk)? I love her easy, tasty family recipes, and have cooked lots from her blog over the past few years. Her latest post became my Friday night supper last week, and it hit the spot and ticked all my boxes (quick, cheap,…

Tomato and Basil Chickpea Burgers

Scrumptious bean burgers oh how I love you. Crispy on the outside, soft within, a tang of onions and the comfort of the BEAN. I must have made dozens of these beauties over the last few years, and I’ve started to experiment. This version started as an accident, as many of the best recipes do….

Meatballs in Tomato and Red Wine Sauce

I’m trying to make it easy for myself at the moment, by including a few little shortcuts and ready meals in my meal plans. I’ll never tire of whipping up a home made meal most nights – I love to cook – but sometimes it’s just nice to keep it simple and chill out while…