Well, sugar free pancakes that is until you add maple syrup in bucket loads. These pancakes will save you from the summer holidays. These and a glass of wine and perhaps a bit of screen time. READ MORE
It’s half term here and so I find myself looking for easy wins when it comes to feeding the kids and that’s where this easy peanut noodle sauce comes in. I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen when the boys are at home in the day. School feels like it steals so much of my time with them, I don’t want any further interruption when I get whole days to hang out. Noodles (or doodles as young Laurie calls them) are a favourite and always return empty plates. Albeit, plates with some vegetables picked out and left on the side. Oh to be two and so picky! READ MORE
I’ve confessed before about my vegetable smuggling ways. Not all my sons happily munch on crudités in front of the TV so I have a habit of adding extra veg to dinner time offerings. This is a delicious vegetable rich beef ragu which is cooked in just 25 minutes in a pressure cooker but tastes like it’s had 3 hours bubbling away on the stove. So essentially a dinner that makes you look like you’ve given more effort than you have – that’s my kind of dish. (Details of how to cook on the stove too below). READ MORE
I’m a mum of 3 boys, a cookbook writer and also a finalist on the 2011 Great British Bake Off.
I’ve decided to record the recipes I use, partly to save them somewhere and partly in case someone else might like to use them...