Grilled chicken with celeriac mash

Grilled chicken with celeriac mash

This is a nice homely meal for Autumn, to fill you up as the nights get colder.  The celeriac gives a delicate aniseed flavour to the mash.   Which is nice for a change and is a gentle introduction to this flavour for children.    Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1/2 celeriac 3 chicken breasts (or enough for your family) 300g new potatoes … Continue reading Grilled chicken with celeriac mash

Cheese and ham tarts

Cheese and ham tarts with potato salad

These tarts are very simple and you can change the topping depending on the tastes of the members of your family.  This is a recipe I enjoy cooking with my daughters it is very quick and simple.  These tarts are also nice served cold for lunch the next day (good in picnics!). Ingredients 300g new potatoes (Charlotte potatoes work well) 1 pack of ready rolled … Continue reading Cheese and ham tarts with potato salad

Sticky chicken with noodles

St Clements sticky chicken

  Oranges and lemons say the bells of St Clements….  This nursery rhyme inspired dish has similarities to the lemon chicken dish found in Chinese takeaways.  This is a good dish for all the family;  The honey in the marinade balances well with the citrus flavours and stops them from being too acidic for younger palates.  The cooked, grilled chicken can be eaten cold (without … Continue reading St Clements sticky chicken

Family friendly curry: Korma chameleon

This mild korma curry recipe is a Chameleon because it can easily change from a child freindly, fragrant and delicately spiced dish, into a grown up, spicy curry with good chilli kick.  The coconut milk makes this recipe very creamy and gives a mildly sweet and nutty flavour to the curry sauce (it also makes it dairy free!). You could omit the chicken to make … Continue reading Family friendly curry: Korma chameleon

Meatballs and spaghetti with cheese and tomato sauce.

Hungry caveman beef boulder meatballs

These super meatballs are so easy to make because you just bake them in the oven (no messy frying).  Kids can get involved in the cooking by helping to shape the balls.  The beetroot in this family freindly recipe gives the sauce a deep purple/red colour.  It also adds a touch of sweetness to the tomatoes, which can sometimes be a bit acidic.  The meatballs … Continue reading Hungry caveman beef boulder meatballs

Moroccan lamb with cous cous.

Moroccan style lamb

Fill your kitchen with the warming, spicy aromas of the Moroccan souks and market squares.  This aromatic Moroccan inspired dish for all the family includes coriander, cinnamon and cumin.  The prunes give a sweetness to the dish which seems popular with children.  The pomegranate ‘jewels’ add colour and sweetness to the cous cous. Suitable for freezing (The lamb dish will freeze but the cous cous … Continue reading Moroccan style lamb