Creamy Carrot & Ginger Soup

It’s finally the season for soup once again; the days of putting stuff in a pot, leaving it for half an hour, then blitzing it and calling it a meal are upon us. Superb. That’s exactly the level of effort I want to make in the dead of winter. Less, if at all possible. This recipe…

Smoky Fish & Lentil Winter Stew

Tonight I was going to make soup, but then I had one of those moments when you realise your entire brain has melted out of your ears (completely ruining your upholstery) and you’d planned something else for dinner only the night before. And you’d taken something out of the freezer. You’re trapped. You must eat the…

Cheat-y Black Bean Chilli

*Chanting* ONE POT, ONE POT, ONE POT  I am, as has been established by now, a huge fan of one-pot cooking. I hate washing up, I hate thinking about washing up, and I hate the feeling of uselessness I get when I allow Isla to do the washing up (again). I usually just stand nearby with…

Fish Pie – done right

When I was still living at home (not so long ago) my mum’s ultimate speciality was fish pie; if I got wind that we were having it for dinner, I would care a whole lot less about the lacklustre lunch I’d packed in a hurry five minutes before leaving for the bus. Who cared about…