Crab and Prawn Linguine

  Just over a month to go and we will be changing seasons! This week we had some nice sunny days that made me long for Spring. I’m looking forward to going outside without hunting down everyone’s hat, scarves and gloves. The gloves are the worst, we have lost so many the kids have had to wear odd gloves on…

Avocado, Tuna, Sweetcorn & Cheddar Quesadilla

Right now is such a nice time with the kids. My 3 1/2 year old has grown up enough that I can have a conversation with her, she asks questions, wants to learn & help but still retains a cute innocence. My 18 month old is just starting to talk and hasn’t quite got to the tantrum…

Caponata Aubergine Stew

Caponata is a Sicilian Aubergine Stew that has become one of our regular family meals. It’s on our menu most weeks! It’s so versatile; you can serve it hot or cold and have it with bread, pasta or couscous. We usually have it with gnocchi. Traditionally Caponata would be made with celery as well as…

Ricotta & basil Gnudi with a quick tomato sauce

I only tried Gnudi for the first time recently…and it’s amazing! It’s like nothing else I have ever tasted. A little bit like Gnocchi but made of ricotta instead of potatoes. The word Gnudi comes from the Italian for ‘nude’ and refers to the idea of ‘naked ravioli’. The dumplings are delicate, soft and melt…

Crust-free spinach and ricotta quiche

I used to make quiche all the time. It was one of those things I’d make so often I didn’t need to follow a recipe. I especially loved making the pastry but right now I struggle to find the time. There are just too many different steps: making the pastry, letting it rest, making the…

Sweet potato with feta and mint

I love sweet potato and so does my daughter. I find that when she’s not too keen on something new; she’ll eat it when I mix in some sweet potato! I always make extra so I can have some sweet potato purée in the freezer. This is such an easy lunch that only requires 3…