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…

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…

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,…

Homemade Baked Beans

This was so easy and ‘everyday’ that I wasn’t going to blog it. But it was also so damn tasty that I just had to. I wanted an easy, quick dinner that wasn’t a load of ready-made junk, so I thought we’d just have baked beans on jacket potatoes. But due to Mr Roast Chicken…

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…

Lemony Leftover Turkey Pitas

It’s a cliche but we all need a recipe like this at this time of the year. Something easy, something healthy, something to bring new life and a new sensation to the tastebuds before we pack up the rest of the turkey and stick it in the freezer. And goddammit…something healthy. Sorry but you’re welcome…

Rich Cod and Lentil Stew

A pan full of lentils, simmered slowly in stock with sweet vegetables, is such a versatile dish. You can chuck some cooked chicken in, layer the top with more veggies, or do as I’ve done here, and flake some juicy fish over the top for a super-healthy, filling and indulgently rich dish. Hope you enjoy!…

Thai Green Curry with Scallops and Purple Sweet Potato

Apologies once again for another blurry and steamy photo but I just had to get stuck into this hot bowl of deliciousness. It’s a blow-yer-head-off kinda dish, not for the faint hearted, but that’s sometimes just what you need no? A cold glass of rose was perfect with this, a tinge of sweetness standing out…

Normandy Pork

I love pork – it’s probably my favourite meat. And I love cider. And I love apple sauce with pork. And I love stews where you add cream at the end. So all in all this is pretty much the perfect stew in my eyes. It’s loosely based on a recipe from Delia – which…