Buttery Crumbly Choc Chip Cookies

My youngest son was very excited to have a new friend over for a playdate from nursery, and asked me if I could help him bake some cookies for his new buddy. Now those of you with young children know that the thought of baking/cooking with kids is always better kept right thereā€¦as a thought!!…

Mushroom & Lentil Cottage Pie

A super yummy vegetarian dish that went down a treat with everyone – an absolute must try! I made this as I was off out for a night of cocktails with some girlfriends and knew that I would not fancy cooking the next day, this was perfect as there was enough left over for dinner…

Basmati Vegetable Rice

So……. finally after a few hectic days I get the time to sit down and write up the Rice recipe! This is a really simple rice dish that can accompany many mains! It tastes fabulous with a chick pea curry and a dollop of natural yogurt (recipe to follow for the chickpea curry..) There are…

"Creamy" Chicken Curry

Being raised by a mother who is a fantastic cook, and living in the UK for most of my life I have been very spoilt lucky when it comes to wanting some tasty Indian food, both at home and restaurants. The UK and the Midlands in particular (OK I may be being biased) have some…

Carrot & Potato Soup Quickie

My little boy is just recovering from Bronchitis and was really put off his food for the most part of the week, docs assured me to make sure he got plenty of fluids and to keep him away from cold foods: So it was back to basics ie Soups and Mashes for him. Luckily the…

Punjabi Pakoras

You can take the girl out of Punjab but you cant take the “Punjaban” out of the girl.. Especially when it comes to Punjabi cooking as Punjabi food I know!!! – All Thanks to my wonderful mother of course who is probably the reason I love to cook today! One of my earlier memories of…

Chicken Carrot & Red Pepper Pilaf

Pilaf is a great meal option for when you have a bundle of ingredients that you cant decide what to do with, need a simple but filling meal, or when you have family or friends over and you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen.. once its cooked just place the dish on the…

Lecker schmecker Sunshine Quiche

I have been wanting quiche for a while but kept putting it off as I wasn’t sure whether my little toddles would like it, and I know hubby is not really a quiche lover. However the weather here has been gorgeous, and I could think of no better Sunday lunch than enjoying a tasty quiche…

Wholemeal Cocoa & Cranberry Cookies

Hmmmmm…. I am in a new kitchen… a much smaller kitchen which yes has many mod cons but getting used to a new kitchen is like wearing those pointy stilletoes in, as in it takes time for them to start feeling comfy. I miss the space, both the work space and dancing around space of…

Carrot & Walnut Slice

Yum yum and Yum again. Here’s something that will satisfy your cake craving without being “too” bad for you – especially if like me you substitute the sugar for a sweetener/Honey/Agave or whatever makes you feel good about avoiding actual sugar but having a treat. Since spending quite abit (ALOT) of time at my brother…

Aubergine, Fennel & Mozzarella Bake

I am usually put off recipes straight away when they have the word “Diet” in them as I assume they will be tasteless or require a bunch of ingredients that I don’t have, well I was surprised as this tastes too naughty to be good. Also I love cooking with fennel as I love the…

Chilli Con Carne

This recipe would make a great meal for anyone at phase 2 of the SBD. TIP: If your little one doesn’t like the taste of minced beef as does mine try adding a little ketchup to their portion it sweetens the meat slightly so madam or monsieur fussy may actually eat it. Here’s what I…