Pumpkin, Leek, Spinach & Ricotta Frittata

  It’s that time of year when we have lots of places to go and people to see, this usually goes hand in hand with lots of plates to bring (you can’t turn up empty handed can you?). Not that I mind providing a dish for the festivities…that way I know there is at least … Continue reading

Zucchini Slice – gluten free

In my never ending search to find an alternative to the sandwich (not that there is anything wrong with them, I just like to try and get as many vegetables into my family’s diet as I can and sometimes bread takes up valuable menu space) I’m always experimenting with lunch box alternatives. This slice (or … Continue reading

Grandma’s Vegetable & Pearl Barley Soup

I didn’t realise I had a quirky way of making vegetable soup until I started serving it to other people….it’s just the way my grandmother always made it. She was the goods in the kitchen so I wouldn’t dream of altering her method (too much). My grandparents were perhaps the ones that started my love … Continue reading

Vegetable & Lentil Curry – #meatfreemonday

I like to have at least one vegetarian meal a week but sometimes it can be a bit hard to get the husband to agree with my nutritional philosophy…..unless this vegetable & lentil curry is on the menu. For some reason, men quite like a bit of a curry and while ordinarily he’d probably prefer … Continue reading

Curried pumpkin & lentil soup

Curried pumpkin, sweet potato & lentil soup

  Daylight savings has finished and the days are starting to shorten, it’s time to start thinking about comfort. Comfortable slippers, fluffy jumpers, woolly scarves and comfort food. This soup is fast, low in the saturated fats that we should be keeping to a minimum but high in tasty goodness and so easy the kids … Continue reading