20 Minute Meals (max!) · Basic but Impressive · Cheese · Comfort Food · Meat · Spicy

Nduja and Asparagus Risotto

  Simple, spicy and delicious – the perfect speedy dinner when you need quick comforting carbs   Ingredients 100g nduja (or something similar like chorizo if that’s easier) 1 litre chicken stock 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 carrots, finely chopped 1 bunch of fresh asparagus, roughly chopped 2 sticks of… Continue reading Nduja and Asparagus Risotto

20 Minute Meals (max!) · Basic but Impressive · Bread · Cheese · Comfort Food · Party Food · Sauces & Dips

Super Cheesy Fondue

When cheese on toast won’t quite cut it, but you don’t want anything more fancy than melted cheese and some really tasty bread!   Ingredients 1 clove of garlic 375ml white wine 200g emmental 200g gruyere 200g comte 25g corn flour 1 loaf bread (either a chunky walnut or classic French baguette)   Method Cut… Continue reading Super Cheesy Fondue

Basic but Impressive · Comfort Food · Fridge Clearance · Meat · Pork · Simple Flavours · Slow Cooker

Sausage & Bean Winter Warmer

The ultimate cosy dinner for chilly nights in Ingredients Olive oil for frying 1 onion, chopped 3 sticks celery, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 peppers (any colour) chopped 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 6 pork sausages (spicy flavored would be even better) 1tbsp tomato puree 1tsp paprika 1/2tsp cumin 1 tsp dried thyme 1/2tsp… Continue reading Sausage & Bean Winter Warmer

Cake Time · Comfort Food · Plan Ahead · Pudding

Sticky Toffee Tray Bake Cake

This is a bit of cheats version, as you can make the sauce separately (and ahead of time) and then just combine all the gooey goodness at the last minute before serving.   Ingredients 100g butter 175g light muscavado sugar 2 large eggs 115g self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp bicarb of soda 3tbsp black… Continue reading Sticky Toffee Tray Bake Cake

Comfort Food · Fridge Clearance · Meat · Plan Ahead · Worth the Extra Effort

Lazy Chicken, Leek and Bacon Pie

  The dream dinner for when your hangover makes it too tricky to give much thought or effort to your planning. Accidentally made as a flat parcel, rather than in a pretty pie dish, because it wasn’t until the pasty was rolled out that I realized that we don’t actually own a nice pretty pie… Continue reading Lazy Chicken, Leek and Bacon Pie

Basic but Impressive · Speedy Meal

Cracked Black Pepper Linguine with Carbonara Sauce

Nick loves to have cracked black pepper in, on, under pretty much any food you can think of. He also loves crispy bacon, so this one is for him   For the Cracked Black Pepper Linguine Follow the instructions for making Basic Fresh Pasta, but before you start to knead the dough, add a handful… Continue reading Cracked Black Pepper Linguine with Carbonara Sauce