Open ravioli

Cooking has become a little trickier since we started our kitchen work. Although we do still have a functioning cooker and sink (for now), we have packed away most of our kitchen items and just have one or two of the most frequently used things still out. It has been strange just eating things out of the freezer and buying as we go along, because we’re usually quite organised when it comes to planning meals! And I don’t think I realised just how much time we spend (and enjoy) cooking until we couldn’t really do it as much! This is a recipe I found when I Googled ‘what can I make with 100g feta?’ to be able to use it up. It’s quick to make and is healthy too, which is just what we need at the moment! I must apologise for the slightly dodgy photo here – my lovely white pasta bowls have been packed up and the light was terrible. I promise yours will look better – and it does taste delicious! Read More

Pesto chicken with roasted vegetables

 

Finding really tasty but healthy meals can often be tricky. I found ‘The Diet for Food Lovers’ in a bargain bin in TKMaxx, and it’s a fantastic book full of delicious recipes that don’t make you feel like you’re scrimping on flavour! This recipe is fast becoming one of our favourites – if you’re not home too late then you can easily make it on a weeknight, which is always useful. If you don’t use all of the pesto it keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days, so it’s good for another meal too! Continue reading…

Super Soup

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This ‘Super Soup’ lives up to its name – it’s really healthy and tastes delicious! And it doesn’t take very long to make, which means that you could whip up a batch during the week. You can pretty much put any vegetables you like in a soup, but this seems to work well as a combination! This will make a huge pan of soup, which you can freeze in batches if you wish.

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Cod with romesco sauce

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Before I begin with this super tasty recipe, I must apologise for this terrible photo! The light in our kitchen was truly awful last night and no matter how hard I tried, I could not get a decent snap. So one day I’ll make it again and get a photo in better light!

 

We decided to make this for a day-after-Valentine’s meal, as we were out with friends on Valentine’s night itself. It’s a super tasty and really healthy recipe, although we undid all of that by following it with Mississippi mud pie! 🙂 We halved the original amounts shown below as there were only 2 of us, but it would be a great meal to cook for friends. This recipe comes from Gordon Ramsay’s ‘World Kitchen’. Continue reading…

Potato and leek soup (with optional bacon!)

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There are occasions when I open the fridge and realise that I should have gone shopping…today was one of those days! But the weather has been pretty rubbish and I didn’t fancy going out, so I decided to cobble something together with what we had. What we had turned out to be a couple of leeks, some potatoes, some mushrooms and a bit of bacon, which could only mean one thing: SOUP! You could make this without the bacon for the traditional potato and leek soup and it would be great – either way, it tastes even better with a bit of homemade bread. Continue reading…