30 Minute Meal

Halloumi Salad with Bulghur Wheat

Halloumi Salad with Bulghur Wheat

This halloumi salad is a hearty summer meal. Eat it when it’s gloriously hot and you could imagine you were in sunny Cyprus or Greece – or eat it when it’s raining, it’s cold and you wish you were there. Do you like the spring […]

30 Minute Fish Chilli with Cod and Chorizo

30 Minute Fish Chilli with Cod and Chorizo

  Whilst I’m not  the biggest fan of super spicy food, I love chilli the dish – chilli con carne, vegetable chilli, every variation you can think of. I even make one with chocolate. So why not fish chilli? We eat fish every Friday, and […]

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Fried Tofu

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Fried Tofu

This carrot and ginger soup will warm you up! What’s your winter been like? We’ve had snow several times this year, which  makes it the coldest winter York has seen in a while. We haven’t had snow laying for a significant time since 2010 – […]

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry with Coconut Milk

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry with Coconut Milk

This cauliflower and lentil curry is the perfect winter warmer, and great for introducing children to curry. I can say this with certainty as my 3 year old, who gobbled up curry when he was a baby, is going through a fussy patch. I can’t […]

Beef and Cheddar Meatballs

Beef and Cheddar Meatballs

Beef and cheddar meatballs are a great way to add flavour to this staple dish. Who doesn’t like meatballs? Minced (ground) meat is just so cheap and convenient, and there are a lot of lower fat versions available now. My first meatball recipe uses lemon and […]

Baked Yogurt Marinated Salmon

Baked Yogurt Marinated Salmon

Marinated salmon is the perfect Friday tea – easy and full of flavour. This recipe is inspired by tandoori fish – but I smother it in yogurt and bake it, for moistness and convenience. If you forget about it in the oven it will forgive […]

Tinned Mackerel Salad with Lime and Coriander

Tinned Mackerel Salad with Lime and Coriander

This tinned mackerel salad with coriander (cilantro) and lime is a hint of Mexican inspired freshness for the summer – and packed with nutrition. We sometimes eat tinned fish in sandwiches (check out my tinned mackerel sandwiches post). We often buy more than we need, however, […]

Anchovy Pasta Sauce with Pesto and Onion

Anchovy Pasta Sauce with Pesto and Onion

This anchovy pasta sauce is both easy and indulgent. Perfect comfort food, or make to impress. And it’s the perfect way to use up that odd tin of anchovies at the back of the cupboard! I found a recipe for spaghetti in anchovy sauce, or […]

20 Minute Dinner Ideas – Easy Weeknight Meals

20 Minute Dinner Ideas – Easy Weeknight Meals

  I hope these 20 minute dinner ideas will get you cooking! There’s nothing like relaxing on the sofa with a book, my crochet or a favourite TV programme after tea with my husband. The little one has gone to bed so it’s our time […]

Smoked Haddock Salad with Sour Cream and Chives

Smoked Haddock Salad with Sour Cream and Chives

I love summer salads – not simply a mixture of raw vegetables, whether home made or bought in a packet, but a proper stick-to-your ribs, full flavoured meal of a salad. I never fully appreciated salads until I visited the mediterranean, where a salad is […]



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