We love a comfort meal such as shepherd’s pie when the weather turns a little cooler. Sweet potato gives this a low-carb alternative to traditional white potato, but either are fine to use. A great family favourite that pleases the young and young at heart.
Meals & dinners
For an alternative on Italian meatballs, try these tasty Middle Eastern Meatballs for a perfect freezable meal. [Read more…] about Middle eastern meatballs
Vegetable pasties can be a great weekend meal, that are also perfect for lunch boxes of after-school snacks. It is easier than you might think to make your own shortcrust pastry, but you can always use store-bought pastry instead. Baking the vegetables gives them a nicer flavour. You don’t traditionally pre-cook the vegetables for Cornish pasties (with meat), but it does add to the flavour to do so. [Read more…] about Vegetable pasties
Bakalaj (also known as baccala in Italian) is a traditional dish from Istria in Croatia, near the border of Italy. It is traditionally served at Easter and Christmas in Istria, so makes a great Good Friday dish. You need to soak the cod for three days, changing the water daily. So if you are doing this as a special occasion dish, remember to start several days in advance. In Jen’s husband’s family, they serve it with anchovy pasta, and we have included a link to that recipe below. [Read more…] about Baccala / Bakalaj – Salted cod
Sunday night is a great night for a quick meal that doesn’t require a lot of effort. Having one night a week where you do as little as possible, or other members of the family can do for themselves, is a great meal planning hack. Here we give you 7 good ideas for fast meals without a fuss. [Read more…] about Sunday night dinners
Poke shops are poke-ing up everywhere! Pronounced Poh-kay, the dish originated in Hawaii as either an appetiser or main course, and generally includes an element of raw fish – tuna or salmon are popular. We show you how to make your own poke bowl at home. [Read more…] about Salmon poke bowl