Category:  Mains

Home » Archive by category "Mains"
20150128-111753.jpg

Lamb & pea pie with crispy sliced potato topping

In Lamb, Tarts and Pies On January 28, 2015 1 Comment

I turned 35 on Saturday. My husband and I celebrated by watching a sci fi movie at the cinema and getting a bit tipsy on house red wine… Read More »

halloumi courgette and carrot fritters

Halloumi, courgette & carrot fritters

In Snacks, Veggie On January 20, 2015 3 Comments

I had dinner with a friend recently. She’s my Very Amusing Mum Pal. A VAMP if you will. We got to talking about our sons’ behaviour when eating… Read More »

crunchy meatballs

Crunchy piggy meatballs

In Other, Pork, Snacks, To start On January 13, 2015 8 Comments

I am hurtling towards the grand old age of 35. I know many reading this will scoff that really, that’s so young. But I’m worried. Less about the… Read More »

lemon drizzle loaf 2014

Top 10 blog posts of 2014

In Biscuits, Cakes and Bakes, Other, Snacks, To start, Veggie On December 31, 2014 0 Comments

What a year! What a glorious year. My third baby born, my first book also ‘born’ (ahem), I’ve become one of the Huffington Post’s recipe writers, am proud… Read More »

2 minute marinade chicken

2 minute marinade chicken thighs

In BBQ, Chicken, Other On December 30, 2014 0 Comments

Has the trifle all gone yet? Twiglets? Cheese shape thingies? What about the ham? Or the Quality Street? Phew. Thank goodness for that. If you need something a… Read More »

hazelnut and cranberry stuffed turkey

Christmas day cooking: a user’s guide

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, How to, Other, Pastry, Puddings, Sides, Tarts and Pies, Turkey On December 18, 2014 2 Comments

For those of you who laugh in the face of Christmas day, shouting ‘it’s just a big roast, what’s all the fuss about?’ then go away and be… Read More »

halloween jelly worms in dirt

Halloween party ideas

In Cakes and Bakes, Other, Pasta and Risotto, Pork, Sides, Snacks, Sweets On October 20, 2014 0 Comments

I do love Halloween though I have never been trick or treating. It’s just not in my British nature to knock on someone’s door and give out ultimatums…. Read More »

cheese and onion quiche

Cheese & caramelised onion quiche

In Other, Pastry, Tarts and Pies, Veggie On October 14, 2014 19 Comments

I have never ever hankered after a daughter. Obviously if one had appeared then I’d have loved her and been very happy indeed. But one never did. And… Read More »

rosemary and dijon chicken

Rosemary & Dijon chicken stew

In Chicken, Curries and Stews On August 26, 2014 4 Comments

I got chatting to a girl from Halifax the other day. It was a revelation. We found that both Leicester and Halifax have similar Christmas traditions. Now I… Read More »

cauliflower bulgar wheat salad

Roasted cauliflower, cumin & bulgar wheat salad

In Salads, Veggie On June 17, 2014 6 Comments

I am a barbecue snob. I’m not happy or indeed impressed by a few burgers and a sausage or two. Add to that a pack of pre bought… Read More »