Hidden vegetable sauce 

I never thought I’d have to do this. My kids would be good eaters, or that was the plan at least. I would always be positive at mealtimes so they developed a healthy relationship with food. I would follow the much talked about baby led weaning route. Refined sugar would be moderated but not banned….

This month I’m loving…Red Lentil Pasta

I have recently discovered red lentil pasta. What a genius idea. Ok granted, it’s designed for people with gluten intolerance but it’s also a fantastic way to make pasta a bit more healthy, particularly for children. With a slightly peppery taste it’s a perfect warmer for the winter weather. Just substitute it into your normal…

Use-it-all-up minestrone soup

My supermarket delivery comes tomorrow which means today was my clear-out-the-fridge day. I have a few recipes that help me use up my odds and ends – stir fries, risottos or casseroles are my classics. But as I didn’t have any ‘meaty’ stuff like chicken or prawns in the fridge, today I decided to make…

Autumnal Lamb Ragu with Papardelle Pasta

I can’t believe summer has gone. Did we have one this year, I’m not sure I remember. Or at least I definitely didn’t make the most of it. I remember a few baking hot days when I was heavily pregnant. They were torture. And I remember some hot days when I was cooped up indoors…

Arrabiata

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