Quick and Easy Dinner: Pasta All’ Amatriciana 

Everyone needs a quick, storecupboard dinner in their repertoire and this one came to us recently via a recipe printed on the side of a packet of pasta. I varied it slightly, and of course, if you have fresh chilis etc you could use them. This has now replaced our…

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Quick and Tasty: Courgette Carbonara

This is a very regular feature on our dinner landscape, it’s tasty, it’s eaten by the whole family (including babygirl now too) and it’s on the table in under 15 minutes. If the kids are hovering I employ them in grating the courgette and mixing the parmesan and egg together.…

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Quick Tomato Soup

Happy New Year, hope the resolutions are still intact and that you’re ready to give 2014 your all. To start the blog rolling this year I’m sharing a very quick and easy tomato soup recipe, made using tinned tomatoes. The resident three year old refuses to eat any vegetables, yet…

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Last Week’s Dinners (featuring many quick fixes)

I’m getting tired now of posting our dinners, especially when they are like this week’s (nothing to boast about) so this might be the end of this short series.  You’ll notice that dinners here at the start of the week are very homemade and healthy and that as the week…

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A Meal in Minutes: Quick Quesadillas

If you love authentic mexican food you should look away now, or better still check out Lily’s blog.  Right, for those of you who are still here and enjoy a tasty light meal that’s on the table in minutes read on. Today I had a lovely lunch with Julie, who has…

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Chorizo and Chickpea Stew

Today was wet, very, very wet, and colder than it has been for a long time. We had a great day out and came home hungry and tired, we needed comfort food time but quick comfort food. This stew was ready by the time the potatoes to accompany it had…

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Quick Dinner: Spaghetti with Pancetta, Tomato and Basil

Sometimes you just need dinner in a hurry, so here’s a quick and tasty pasta dish enjoyed by all around our table. Pancetta is one of my favourite quick dinner ingredients as it’s full of flavour, cooks quickly, doesn’t require chopping and keeps in the fridge for a few weeks.…

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