Winter one pot recipes

Mediterranean vegetable bake - photo by Sharron Gibson

If there’s ever a time for one pot recipes that you can sling in the oven with minimal fuss, then it has to be now. First week back after half term and we’re all trying to adjust back into functioning on a schedule, rather than schlepping around in PJs for the best part of the […]

Creamy burrata with pomegranate

Burrata cheese with pomegranate and olive oil

I came across Burrata cheese for the first time at a cookery masterclass run by Finish dishwasher tablets with chef Florence Knight. The Leiths-trained head chef at Soho restaurant Polpetto might have been beautiful and tiny, but she was a steely sort so there was no messing around and any corner cutting like using a […]

Mushroom and halloumi burgers

Mushroom and halloumi burger

Burgers used to be the firefighter’s absolute favourite food. Even if we were at a really swishy restaurant he would still order a big fat burger. But with the horse meat scandal in full swing I’ve never felt more glad that we don’t eat much meat in our house anymore. Matthew turned vegetarian nearly two years […]

Cheesy potato quorn pot pies

Cheesy potato quorn pot pie

Sponsored post Quorn is something of a hero product in the Feeding Boys kitchen, especially since the firefighter turned vegetarian nearly two years ago. So I was genuinely delighted when the brand got in touch with me to see if I would develop a recipe using their mince. Comfort food is top of the agenda […]

Simple home made pizza

Christmas Tree Pizzas

I put pizza on the table every week for the boys. It’s one of THOSE foods, you know, the cherished ones that they’ll eat no matter what and takes 10 minutes to cook. For too long though, have I been putting up with the crappy supermarket versions because I’m too befuddled to think about faffing […]

Veggie bolognese cobbler

Veggie bolognese cobbler

Warming recipe ideas for chilly winter evenings are what I’m all about at the moment. One pot wonders that you can bung in the oven and then feed to your ravenous tribe and watch them thaw out before your very eyes. I’m always looking for new ideas with my veggie mince recipe, and adding a […]

Roasted vegetable tart tatins

Roasted vegetable tart tatin from Feeding Boys

These glistening individual tart tatins were meant to be for a grown up dinner party that fell through due to illness, so I rolled them out for the whole family anyway to see how they’d work out. The recipe is from the fabulous Lucy’s Food by Lucy Cufflin – one of the most useable cookery […]

Very easy baked cheese and tomato risotto

Cheese and tomato baked risotto

Sometimes cooking from your storecupboards becomes an essential way of getting through a week when time and money are both an issue. I’d not got my act together to do a supermarket shop so I turned to my tins and packets for inspiration. I googled for the least elaborate baked risotto recipe I could lay […]

Spinach, leek and cheese pasta bake

Spinach, leek and cheese pasta bake

I found this recipe in October’s issue of BBC Good Food magazine – it’s the perfect one pot dish for a chilly autumn evening after the kids have got home from a session at the swimming pool. I can’t seem to find the recipe on their website, but as I modified it to suit our […]

Inside out jackets aka Scilly potatoes

inside out jacket potatoes

I first tried jacket potatoes made like this when I was a little girl on holiday in the Isles of Scilly. It was such a memorable trip, I must have only been about four years old but we flew there on a helicopter and spent most of our days on what I called ‘Delia Smith […]