Dutch baby – savory pancakes

This is one of my favorite pancake recipes, and I made it yesterday for dinner. It takes 30 mins start to finish and is so delicious that it warrants making any day of the week and not just on pancake day. Ingredients: 175g plain flour sifted 2 tsp olive oil 250 ml full fat milk (approx) 2…

Food cravings

When it’s turning into a manic work week, and I have rehearsals in the evenings and very little time to myself I always (without fail) crave chicken goujons. The plain breaded ones preferably. Then I will sit and eat a whole plate of them with ketchup (nothing else) and share the odd one with Coco…

Weekly menu 8

Apologies in advance for being light on veggie dinners this week, I am clearly feeling very Meatasaurus at the moment!  The slow cooked lamb recipe will feed 2 hungry people only – quite rare for me to cook for such a small number as I am sure you  have noticed.  Enjoy! Saturday: Spicy meatballs in tomato sauce Sunday: Slow cooked lamb…

Chillies are good for you – FACT!

There are 5 species of Capsicum (chilli) the group name taken from the Greek “kapto” which means “to bite”, Annuum, Baccatum, Chinense, Frutescens and Pubescens and there are thousands of varieties. They are rich in vitamin A which boosts your immune system. Also for those who are weight watchers some believe that eating chillies have an extra thermic affect, temporarily speeding…

Weekly menu 7

Another week, another menu – yum, yum, yum 🙂  Enjoy! Saturday: Chicken w/ peppers, chorizo and chilli Sunday: Lasagne Monday: Crispy breaded salt and pepper haddock w/ lettuce salad and chips Tuesday: Chicken couscous Wednesday: Caramalised garlic and tomato tarte tatin Thursday: Beef stroganoff w/ sauteed potatoes Friday: Mushroom risotto Chicken w/ peppers, chorizo and chilli Ingredients…

Pancake Day

The long run up to Easter is called Lent. The day before Lent begins is called Shrove Tuesday. The word ‘Shrove’ means being forgiven for wrong-doings (sounds good). This year Shrove Tuesday is on 12 February. Shrove Tuesday is also called Pancake Day.  Long, long ago this was a day for feasting and having a…

Thai green curry paste recipe

Green curry is one of my favorites and is super simple to make, here is the recipe for the curry paste which you can then add to chicken, veg or prawns and coconut milk for the easiest green curry ever! 4 stalks of lemon grass, inside leaves only, chopped 6 medium-hot, small green chillies, seeded…

Weekly menu 6

I’ve gone for things which take a bit more effort this week, hope you like some of it! Saturday – Homemade “Juicy Lucy” burgers Sunday – Roast duck w/ roast potatoes and gravy  Monday – Greek salad w/ pan fried halloumi Tuesday – Asian style steamed fish w/ brown rice Wednesday – Thai chicken green curry with…

Weekly menu 5

Another menu – wonder if you’re bored yet? I hope some of the previous weeks have given you some inspiration and perhaps tried something new which you didn’t think you had time to cook on a school night.   I can honestly say I am enjoying sharing what we eat on a weekly basis, it somehow…