White chocolate, cranberry & pumpkin seed flapjack

aka festive flapjack! A beautiful mix of golden buttery flapjack, nutty pumpkin seeds, chewy sour cranberries, creamy white chocolate and bitter dark chocolate makes the PERFECT treat! Believe it or not (despite what my blog might show 🙈), I have been trying really hard to eat well, cut down on the ol’ booze and have…

Italian Meatball Traybake

Struggling for dinner ideas? Try this Italian Meatball Traybake! An EASY all in one dish of meatballs, roasted aubergine, courgette, red onion, peppers and tomatoes with sourdough croutons and mozzerella, lobbed into a baking tray and done in around 40 minutes…amazing! As you can see, nights are drawing in (bad photo alert 😆) so a…

Ooey gooey cheesy crispy ratatouille stuffed mushrooms

A delicious weeknight dinner that’s vegetarian and hits the comfort notes just right. I made a big batch of ratatouille, enough for this dish and for Little M’s dinner too (just the ratatouille topped with a little grated cheese), plus enough to freeze in little food pots for her lunch or tea at a later…

Chicken tikka saag topped with almonds and pickled red onions

My favourite curry in the whole world is chicken tikka saag. It’s fresh but also rich in flavour and also has a little kick whilst being creamy – perfect. Making your own curry is also highly satisfying; don’t get me wrong, I love going for a curry after a few drinks but when at home,…

Sausage cassoulet with chargrilled garlic toasts

This is a cracker of a dish! So easy, comforting and packed with nutritious veggies and pulses! You can easily make this dish in advance to serve up when needed but can also be knocked up in no time, as using ready cooked beans makes this super quick and easy. Pack this with any vegetables…

French onion soup with Gruyère and Parmesan croutons

With all this snow I definitely need something warm and comforting, and nothing gives you a big warm hug quite like a hot bowl of delicious soup with melty cheesy toasts – delicious! French onion soup is a classic and doesn’t actually need too many ingredients, it just takes a little bit of time, as…

Smoky chorizo and vegetable stew with crispy salmon

I cooked this dish on a recent very cold autumnal evening, as I really fancied a big bowl of tasty comforting food, which was also rather healthy – so voila! This dish came about. Use a range of veggies (I list what I used below) but just use what you have available, that’s the joy…

Baked buffalo mozzarella in tomatoes and garlic

Get that comforting hit on #meatfreemonday with this delicious and super simple dish of baked mozzarella with tomatoes and garlic (seriously every word in that title gets better and better; heaven!). It’s perfect for a cold, autumnal Monday evening. This dish is so easy to prepare and cook, but the taste is all in the…

The ultimate fish pie

Who’s up for fish pie? A classic dish that is the essential comfort food! Perfect for autumnal nights and weekends, all cosy with family. I’m not going to lie, it does cost a little to get all the ingredients as fish can be pricey, which can be annoying as I love fish! So I don’t…

Chicken with mushrooms, garlic, pancetta and white wine

A great tip to creating a showstopping  dish is to use small amounts of strong flavoured ingredients. Garlic, pancetta, and white wine is a match made in absolute heaven and creates THE most delicious sauce. This dish is both easy on the wallet and on the taste buds. Using chicken thighs not only adds plenty…