Cooking is a hobby of mine. It’s quite a nice hobby to have as we tend to need to eat every day. Most of the meals I share are meals that the kids will eat, where curries and spicy food are involved they probably lack a bit of a kick as well. A big part of the fun with recipes is modifying them … adding a bit more of this and a bit more of that. I try to link to the original authors though these days I’ll tend to have a browse online and then just do my own thing anyways.

Enjoy and if you like or end up making anything please leave a comment. It’s always nice to know someone else has been inspired by what you’ve made.

Flapjacks

Flapjacks

I love porridge! There I’ve said it! It’s just not the right time of the year for a nice bowl of porridge in the morning now though. Enter the Flapjack. We probably all love them (Well I know I do) I don’t however have them that often. It has to be...
Cauliflower and Pasta Bake

Cauliflower and Pasta Bake

With both Lidl and SuperU running specials on Cauliflowers at the moment I thought why not share one of our firm favourite winter dishes. To start with you’re going to need about 6 ingredients. This recipe is rather forgiving so you can add in more or less as...
Salmon and Leek Quiche

Salmon and Leek Quiche

Another rather simple but incredibly tasty recipe. It’s my version of a Salmon and Leek quiche. I’m including a price list from SuperU above … you can mix and match your ingredients … for example in my version last night I didn’t have any...
Sausage and Veggie Rice Bake

Sausage and Veggie Rice Bake

This for me is comfort food that’s packed with loads of veg! The below is what we cook for the 4 of us with some leftovers for the next day. It’s an easily forgiving recipe so you can change the ingredients quite easily. Ingredients: 300g rice ( get it...
Jimmy’s Home Made Coconut Naans

Jimmy’s Home Made Coconut Naans

Naans make a great addition to any Indian curry. Below is a recipe I’ve used quite a few times now I find it rather forgiving and I’ve yet to go wrong with the recipe. 125ml of warm water 1 sachet of yeast 1 teaspoon of sugar 300g flour 1 sachet of baking...
Spinach and Potato Curry

Spinach and Potato Curry

So I’m back with my wife’s favourite curry! It’s quite a quick curry to get going. It’ll take about 40 minutes in total to cook. I’m also just using my normal phone for the photos so hopefully, the quality is ok 🙂 As always you can adjust...
La Chandeleur / Pancake DAY!!!

La Chandeleur / Pancake DAY!!!

Today is PANCAKE DAY!!!! (In France) That’s right it’s La Chandeleur … so I’m going to share with you my easy galette recipe 🙂 Have you noticed flour / Nutella / Breton cider on special in the supermarkets over the last week? 🙂 You’re...
Jimmy’s Lentil and Chorizo Stew

Jimmy’s Lentil and Chorizo Stew

If you wanted with this dish you could actually go vegetarian and leave the chorizo out. I’m not sure what you could substitute for the chorizo yet but it’d be nice without it. I’d just add in a good pinch of chilli to make up for the missing chorizo / fat / oil /...
Oven Roast Cherry Tomatoes with Lentils

Oven Roast Cherry Tomatoes with Lentils

So my glut of cherry tomatoes comes to an end for a bit. I’m going vegetarian for tonight’s dinner. I took a look around at a few different recipes and opted to go with some oven roast balsamic glaze cherry tomatoes with red onion. Served up with some Puy...
Oven Roast Sausage, Tomato, and White Beans

Oven Roast Sausage, Tomato, and White Beans

For some reason, this feels like it should be a stew but it isn’t. I’ve got cherry tomatoes to use up. I’ve raided my freezer and I have got a thick Henaff sausage to use that I picked up on special. With a short shelf like but 30% off I’ll buy...
Jimmy’s Baguette Pizza

Jimmy’s Baguette Pizza

I’m finding myself home alone and with a glut of cherry tomatoes to use this week. What to do, what to do.First up I’m making what I think of as quick and easy pizzas. Are they anything like a pizza? Well kinda they’ve got a tomato based topping and...
Scones in Nantes – Recipe

Scones in Nantes – Recipe

It’s amazing how we can miss the little things. Oh I’ll just grab a bag of scones from Tescos for breakfast. Not something you can do here so easily. Sure you can find them in a few locations but they generally cost an arm and a leg. They are however...
Kidney Bean Burgers

Kidney Bean Burgers

This is pretty much Jack Monroe’s Kidney Bean Burger recipe from Cooking on a Bootstrap and I’ve tried it a few times now and it’s definitely becoming a favourite around here. I only came across her site last year but she’s got some great...
Jimmy’s Egg Fried Rice

Jimmy’s Egg Fried Rice

It’s Sunday … this means a few things … we’ve survived the kids for the weekend, it’s bath night, and we want something quick and simple for dinner. Enter my patent pending egg fried rice. This is a rather quick dish, very tasty and rather filling. You can add some...
Onion Bhajis Jimmy Style

Onion Bhajis Jimmy Style

I think I started making onion bhajis about a year ago (maybe it was 2 … time flies when you’re having fun). I’ve made some good ones, I’ve made some great ones. For me, the first key ingredient is gram flour. You can pick some up in one of the...
Cake with Goats Cheese and Olives

Cake with Goats Cheese and Olives

Hang on didn’t the title say cake? What do olives and goat cheese have to do with anything? Well in France cake means something quite different. In France a cake is a savoury dish. It also seems to be the dish that the world and it’s mother make especially...