For me, there are no greater words in the English language than ‘cheesy’, ‘potato’ and ‘pie’ – especially when all used together. The word ‘lentil’ is perhaps a little less irresistible, but all of the ingredients in this cheesy potato and lentil pie have an important role to play – the lentils give the pie some nutrition, and help to turn it into a filling meal with plenty of protein. Don’t get me wrong, it still makes for a pretty indulgent dinner, but the veggies and lentils in this pie definitely help to make it feel a bit more acceptable as a main course.
Fajitas have got to be one of the best dinners there is - you can pretty much use whatever veggies you have in the fridge, they're full of flavour and spice, and they couldn't be easier to make. In fact they're one of the first dinners that my husband and I made together, back when we were fresh-faced young students in about 2007. I learned to cook all kinds of things around … Read more
Happy June! The month my baby is due! Ahhhh! … Read more
We Brits will gladly embrace any opportunity to eat a bowl of whipped cream and call it dessert. Trifle, Eton mess, posset... they’re all classic British puddings, and they’re all basically 90% cream - but just because we give them a fancy name, it seems entirely appropriate to grab an enormous spoon and dig in. No complaints here, and this kiwi lemon posset is no different. … Read more
Oh, cheesy pasta. How I love you. Pasta bake is one of my favourite meals to cook in bulk - if you're going to cook a pan of pasta and fry up some veggies, it's no more effort to make 6 portions than it is to make 2. It generally freezes pretty well too, so it's worth cooking a nice big batch - especially when it's as good as this chickpea bolognese pasta bake! I cooked mine … Read more
What to do with a smallish scrap of pastry? I had some left after making Isabella's pesto tomato tarts the other week, but it wasn't really enough to make anything too substantial - definitely not enough for a mushroom wellington or a batch of sausage rolls. Pot pie is a great solution! It only has a crust on top, not underneath, so you only really need a scrap of pastry big … Read more