Sausage ragù

I’ve made variations of this dish sooooo many times, normally when digging around in the freezer looking for inspiration for dinner (dinspiration?) and discovering a packet of sausagemeat that wasn’t used at Christmas, or just a packet of sausages. It turns out that what I’ve been making is a sausage ragù, and rustling this up… Continue reading Sausage ragù

Linguine with prawns and chilli

An excellently speedy dinner that I’ve made many many times – I think the recipe came from some old friends who now live in Canada, because I remember eating it when we used to visit them in North Yorkshire between Christmas + New Year way back when The Teen hadn’t even started school and was… Continue reading Linguine with prawns and chilli

Stir-fried beef with noodles

I think my favourite thing about a stir fry is that so long as you have some noodles and sauces in your cupboard and any kind of veg in the fridge, you can rustle up some delicious food in seemingly no time at all. This one is from Uyen Luu’s wonderful Vietnamese book, and the… Continue reading Stir-fried beef with noodles

Pappardelle with bacon + mushrooms

My word this is good – think of it as a French version of carbonara (well, it is a recipe from Raymond Blanc!) but in many ways it’s simpler and easier to make so I’m predicting that I will be making it a lot. A whole lot. If you haven’t got any fresh thyme use… Continue reading Pappardelle with bacon + mushrooms

Butternut squash macaroni cheese

It took all of my willpower to not type Squatternut Bosh in the title for this recipe because we’ve watched way too much Friends over the years in our house and so we always call butternut squash squatternut bosh. I’m blaming Joey Tribbiani. Anyway back on topic now, this macaroni cheese is wonderful, utterly comforting,… Continue reading Butternut squash macaroni cheese

Pistachio Pesto Pasta

I do love a bit of alliteration, and for those of you with small children that have watched Mr Popper’s Penguins as many times as I have (which is a lot), this would be the perfect plate for Pippi Pepennopolis, Mr Popper’s assistant who pretty much only speaks with words that start with a P.… Continue reading Pistachio Pesto Pasta

Green lasagne

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I think I might actually prefer this lasagne to the normal meaty version that I make, it’s really that yummy. As with all lasagnes (lasagni?) it takes a while to make, but it’s deffo worth taking the time to infuse the milk before… Continue reading Green lasagne

Pasta with All The Veg

Chop chop chop bish bash bosh and it’s done. Easy mid-week dinner ahoy. If you’re not in the mood for pasta, make the veg (stir in a little plain flour too), pop it in an oven proof dish, fling on some puff pastry et voila! You’ve made a pie. Or add in shredded cooked chicken,… Continue reading Pasta with All The Veg

Pasta Carbonara

Oh boy this is good, it’s really, really good. This, with a glass of red on a Saturday evening and I’m a very happy girl. I can’t say this recipe is particularly authentic, but as my veg patch is still producing endless courgettes, I’m still chopping them into everything! Serves 4. Ingredients 1 pack of… Continue reading Pasta Carbonara