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

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

Brussels sprouts salad

Try saying that after a glass or two of Christmas sherry! Inspired by the Ottolenghi Brussels Sprouts Nests that my sister made as a Christmas Day starter a few years, this is my way to stay festive while feeling like I’m not full to the brim with food. I make enough of the salad for… Continue reading Brussels sprouts salad

Green soup

I’ve made countless versions of this soup – the base ingredients are the same, but then I fling in whatever green veg I happen to have, or just frozen peas if that’s all that my fridge/freezer can provide. Fresh herbs deffo make a difference, but dried will do, basically just eating this much green has… Continue reading Green soup

Courgette fritters (Mücver)

We ate these A LOT when we were little. I think it was a) the way my parents got us to eat more veg and b) the best way to use up a glut of home grown courgettes. These two reasons are of course why I now make them for my family because it turns… Continue reading Courgette fritters (Mücver)

Smoked mackerel, orange + almond salad

I’d forgotten all about this salad, then remembered it when standing staring inside the fridge looking for something for lunch and spotted some mackerel and half an orange – eureka! Consequently I’ve eaten it twice this week. Yums. I’ve even managed to get my salad hating teenager to admit that its ‘ok’. High praise indeed.… Continue reading Smoked mackerel, orange + almond salad

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