30 Minute Meal

William’s Kid Friendly Peas and Paneer

William’s Kid Friendly Peas and Paneer

William, like many children, ate anything when he was a toddler and baby. We’re pretty adventurous eaters, and I remember him age one, in an Indian restaurant, loving it, eating everything and having a great time. A couple of years later however, like many children, […]

William’s Kid Friendly Curry Lentils

William’s Kid Friendly Curry Lentils

Do your children eat curry? My son loved all sorts of spicy food as a toddler, but as he got bigger, like many children, he got a bit more conservative in his eating habits. Rather than bribing or threatening, rewarding or cooking alternatives, we do […]

Smooth Lentil Soup with Carrot

Smooth Lentil Soup with Carrot

Smooth lentil soup – or as we call it – normal soup is a staple in our house. Why ‘normal soup’? It’s the only soup my 5 year old eats every time. Please don’t tell him it’s got lentils in, or it will all be […]

Spicy Aubergine in Tomato Sauce with Sumac

Spicy Aubergine in Tomato Sauce with Sumac

This spicy aubergine (egg plant) side dish is perfect for family meals. Are you an adventurous eater? Myself and my husband love a bit of spice, and like trying things new. We once visited an African restaurant in London, and delighted in ordering the dishes […]

Creamy Butternut Pasta with Frozen Squash

Creamy Butternut Pasta with Frozen Squash

This butternut pasta is so easy – the perfect creamy lunch or dinner dish. No roux, no rich cream or soft cheese either. I like it with a sprinkling of chilli, but I think it would be yummy with crispy bacon too if you’re not […]

Vegan Mushroom Sauce with Chestnut and Cranberry

Vegan Mushroom Sauce with Chestnut and Cranberry

This vegan mushroom sauce is made with portobello mushrooms and pureed chestnuts. You could thin it down and pour it over nut roast, or just pile it on roast veg and mash. It’s that tasty it deserves to be the star of the show. I […]

Vegan African Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato and Chilli

Vegan African Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato and Chilli

This vegan African peanut soup is not an authentic recipe, but my take on a West African dish – adapted for busy modern lives. African style peanut soup sounds very exotic, doesn’t it? It tastes pretty exotic too. My adaptation takes just 20 minutes and […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Pecans and Cranberries

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Pecans and Cranberries

This sweet potato salad is just autumnal goodness in a bowl! Are you a fan of the autumn/fall? I have to say, it’s my favourite time of year. I love the period from September, when the bushes are laden with berries, through Halloween, bonfire night […]

Savoury Mexican Mince with Lime and Coriander – No Chilli

Savoury Mexican Mince with Lime and Coriander – No Chilli

This savoury mince (ground beef dish) is a refreshing twist on  Mexican mince – zingy mexican flavour without the heat. Do you eat a lot of mince, or  perhaps it is ground meat where you are from? Red meat has gained a bad reputation health […]

Speedy Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Apricots

Speedy Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Apricots

A  vegan Moroccan chickpea stew that’s speedy enough for weeknights, with all the exotic flavour of a tagine. It’s January, and it’s not even doing anything exciting like snowing here in York. The Christmas chocolate is running out and your summer holiday is a long […]



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