Speedy Suppers #6 and June Round Up


If you’re after quick and easy pasta recipes, i’ve got a tasty little run-down of the little gems entered into June’s round of Speedy Suppers. Sarah and I jointly host this event looking for meals that are on the table in under 30 minutes, and we also hooked up with Jac’s Pasta Please which had […]

Lemon and Mint Pesto with Tagliatelle

Lemon and Mint Pesto by Feedingboys.co.uk

  A light and summery pesto of mint and lemon makes a wonderful quick sauce for a speedy pasta supper, or brushed onto fish wrapped up and baked for a hit of flavour. I blitzed up a whole heap of mint leaves with the zest of a lemon, some toasted pine nuts, Italian hard cheese […]

Creamy tagliatelle with bacon, tomato and asparagus

Asparagus: photo by Katie Bryson

Weigh-in number four, and after a fairly naughty weekend, but clawing it back with a frugal week I dropped another two pounds. This brings my total weight loss to 11 pounds since I started four weeks ago. One more week to go of the challenge, but I plan to keep going for the rest of […]

Easy Entertaining: Stuffed Pasta Shells

Easy Entertaining: Stuffed Pasta Shells on feedingboys.co.uk, photo by Sharron Gibson for UKTV

An easy but impressive pasta dish that’s great for a weekend lunch with friends. It’s a Gennaro Contaldo recipe for the Good Food Channel website that was part of the Spring photoshoot I cooked for last month. I got a bit stressed about not being able to source giant pasta shells, so in the end my […]

Pasta Please #14 February round up

Pasta Please February Round Up

I hosted a round of Pasta Please for Jac from Tinned Tomatoes in February and asked everyone to contribute with their ideas for recipes using spaghetti. It’s such a staple in our house, but if i’m honest I don’t branch out further than using a handful of recipes, so it was great to get some inspiration from […]

Creamy tomato rigatoni with veggie meatballs

Creamy tomato rigatoni with veggie meatballs by feedingboys.co.uk

I’ve created this quick and easy vegetarian family supper to celebrate the release of Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 on Blu-Ray and DVD on 17th February. I wish it would rain meatballs… it would make a very pleasant change to all this chuffing rain that is making us all so damp and miserable. My […]

Lemon and leek spaghetti with mint and crispy bacon

Lemon and leek spaghetti with mint and crispy bacon on feedingboys.co.uk

Lemon and mint spaghetti with crispy bacon: A quick and tasty family supper that’s ready in 15 minutes. I’m delighted to be hosting February’s round of Pasta Please on behalf of Jac from veggie-tastic Tinned Tomatoes. If you’re a vegetarian you should really check out Jac’s amazing blog, as she has SO many delicious recipes. […]

Mini baked spaghetti omelettes with tomato dip

Mini baked spaghetti omelettes

These bite size spaghetti omelettes are perfect for serving up at Christmas parties with a little dip on the side for dunking, or even for a children’s tea. They’re also a great way of using up leftover pasta. I’ve flavoured mine with chopped sundried tomatoes, but you can add whatever you’ve got to hand, ham, […]

Easy pasta bake recipes

Serving chorizo pasta bake

I wanted to share some of the recipes and photographs from the latest photoshoot I styled for The Good Food Channel website. Summer may not seem like the ideal time for pasta bakes, but these recipes have a touch of blue skies about them and are super easy to knock up for children in need […]

Meatball pasta bake

Meatball pasta bake - photo by Sharron Gibson for UKTV

This pot of loveliness is pork and beef meatballs nestled into pasta in a roasted vegetable sauce with chunks of torn mozzarella and a crispy herb topping. If you’ve got a crowd coming for lunch over the Easter holidays, then this would be the perfect dish to plonk on a board in the middle of the […]