Summer minestrone

This summer minestrone is light and delicious, not to mention soothing and easy to make. A real celebration of summer vegetables in a light, herby tomato broth.

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Peasto soup

Yes, the title is a play on words but I can’t help it, the sweetness of the peas with the peppery herby bite from the rocket and basil pesto. serves 6-8 people 1 small potato and onion finely diced, 1 clove garlic, 750ml vegetable stock, 150g frozen defrosted peas, Pesto: 30g rocket, 30g fresh basil,1 […]

Salmon traybake

This quick and simple dinner will have you coming back for more!

Pomodoro sauce

This beautiful, fresh tomato sauce is always used as a base in high street Italian restaurants and it is one of my favorites!

Shrimp boil

This is one of the most simple but delicious recipes you will ever make and extremely low in syn but can be made syn free!

Cottage pie

Nick and I aren’t huge fans of gravy (although sometimes get a hankering for it) so I make this version which I adapted from Michelle roux jr and I must say I love it! Serves 6 (at 1.5 syn each depending on your brands of butter and only 1 syn if you use milk as […]

Salsa

Easy, tasty, syn free and works with everything from chips to chicken or as a salad dressing! 2 large tomatoes 1/2 red and green pepper (finely diced) half a red onion (finely diced or 2 sliced spring onion) handful of roughly chopped coriander splash white wine vinegar pinch salt and pepper pinch granulated garlic slice […]

Meat (less) balls

Yes, you read the title right! meatless meatballs! For those of you who struggle to eat a lot of meat or for you vegetarians out there, these meatballs are easy to make and you can flavour them like you would meat, you basically use the base of the veggies/pulses them you add the herbs and […]

Pasta primavera

This fresh and easy to make pasta is delicious on its own as the main event or alongside some fresh firm fish or chicken. The whole family will be wanting more. Better yet use seasonal veg that you can get as cheap as chips from the market! (your local market sell seasonal, fresh veggies and […]

Basic marinara

Whether it be for pizza, pasta bake, the base of bolognese or meatballs this basic marinara sauce is family and freezer friendly! 2 tins tomatoes 100 ml water 2 tbsp tomato purée 1 medium onion (finely diced) 1 clove garlic (grated) 1 tsp dried basil and oregano Salt and pepper 1. Fry off the onion […]