7 Must-Have Food Items for Weeknight Dinners

Eggs

We’ve all been there. You’ve just clocked in another exhausting shift at work, navigated the stressful commute home and finally stumbled through the door… with a rumbling belly and little enthusiasm to invest much time in creating a Cordon Bleu dish. While it’s tempting to whip out the takeaway menus and dial in a dinner, it’s also an unnecessarily expensive option. Keeping the pantry (and the freezer!) stocked with just a few simple items means that you’ll never be far… Continue Reading “7 Must-Have Food Items for Weeknight Dinners”

Easter Roast Lamb

Lamb

Lamb is one of my favourite meats but I have to admit that we don’t eat it as often as we would like as the younger kids are not fans and it is quite expensive, so we have it as a treat every now and again. The team at New Zealand Lamb invited us to try a new Easter recipe over the weekend and it was amazing. Ingredients A half shoulder or half leg of New Zealand lamb (thawed from frozen or chilled) 450g… Continue Reading “Easter Roast Lamb”

Baked Tortilla with McCain

McCain Oven Chips

Isaac is a super fussy eater and would live on Chicken Nuggets and Chips given half the chance, but I have recently noticed a change in him. He has started a cookery club at school and has made things like fish cakes, curry and mini pizza’s and he is has brought these home and actually eaten and enjoyed them! My teens have all been taught to cook as I think it is an important life skill and now I have… Continue Reading “Baked Tortilla with McCain”

Our Christmas Food Tradition – Gingerbread Shapes

Gingerbread

There are hundreds of different foodie Christmas traditions all around the world.  For example, here in Britain, we enjoy Christmas pudding, mince pies and turkey on Christmas Day. However other countries have quite different traditions, for example, in Denmark rice pudding is the traditional Christmas dessert! As well as traditions by nationality traditions often differ by family too and like most families we have our own too. Christmas for us means baking and the kids favourite thing to make is… Continue Reading “Our Christmas Food Tradition – Gingerbread Shapes”

Pork and Apple Casserole

The Bramley is rightly recognised by professional chefs and home cooks alike as the best apple for cooking. Grown only in Britain, the Bramley’s unique qualities make it a versatile and much-loved ingredient. Bramley apples contain a higher acid content and lower sugar levels to produce a stronger, tangier tasting apple that retains its flavour when cooked. Texture is also important and Bramleys are again unique in producing a ‘melt in the mouth’ moist texture when cooked, while dessert apples can produce a chewy,… Continue Reading “Pork and Apple Casserole”