Asian turkey picnic wraps

Asian turkey picnic wraps

I’ve been challenged to use fresh turkey as an ingredient in a family picnic-friendly recipe that costs under £10 by the Lean on Turkey campaign. Turkey is well suited to a nice soak in a marinade of an evening, it tenderises the meat and infuses flavour. So for my recipe I opted for a Japanese-style [...]

Video: how to make pizza

Home made pizza

I’ve been making my own pizza every week since I discovered how easy it is to rustle up a couple of generous pizza bases using a packet of bread mix from the supermarket. I wrote a post about it before Christmas, but I’ve now made a little video to show you just how easy it [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lunchbox bake: Carrot and pineapple muffins

muffins

I spotted these gorgeous fellas in this month’s Good Food Magazine and immediately thought they’d be perfect for Sam’s lunchbox and also for post-school munchies. They’ve got mashed cooked carrot in, along with pineapple chunks and juice and a healthy scattering of sunflower seeds so you can feel quite virtous eating them despite the fact [...]

Easy kids lunch: savoury croissants

Cheese and ham croissants - easy kids lunch

After having house guests for the best part of three weeks on and off, our fridge freezer is groaning with leftovers. I can assure you that croissants aren’t something we usually host a surplus of. The last one in the packet will be fiercely fought over, the kids win, but then do that annoying thing [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]