Tag: Pantry-Friendly

Salsa di Pomodoro

Salsa di Pomodoro

This recipe is adapted from a Sainsbury’s cookbook that was released in the early 80s and it is a favourite. I make mine vegan, using nutritional yeast instead of cheese, however a hard cheese like parmesan can be subbed back in if that is your 

Cheese Scones

Cheese Scones

Scones are amazing. When you need something that is quick, easy, filling and relatively inexpensive: scones come to the rescue. For those who find some cheese scones lacking in cheese, this recipe will give you the cheese. It is also open to variations (some are 

Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana

Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana

I feel the need to emphasise this point: this is by no means a traditional Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana. Instead it is a meat-free version that makes the best of pantry staples. However if you prefer to include guanciale (or a substitute meat), then notes for 

Easter Fairy Cakes

Easter Fairy Cakes

This is a deliciously simple cake recipe to use up the left over ground almonds and glace cherries from Christmas. In fact, as this recipe is without butter and eggs, it is good so for those who eschew these products during Lent (or at anytime) 

Chicken à la Meates

Chicken à la Meates

This is my version of Chicken à la King – the one that I grew up eating and which is still a firm and frequent favourite in the weekly meal rotation. In comparison to both the original and contemporary recipes, it is pared back and 

Pancakes

Pancakes

A simple – but delicious – recipe for pancakes in time for Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Tuesday next week. Though this recipe doesn’t need to be confined to just one day a year! Serve them in the traditional manner with a little lemon juice and caster sugar 

Pavlova

Pavlova

The humble and iconic Pavlova: a staple dessert during the summer festive period in New Zealand and Australia. The ‘Pav’ is traditionally topped with whipped cream and slices of kiwifruit and strawberries – although pretty much any soft fruits will work well: raspberries, mango, passion 

Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit

When I was a wee lass – in the era of cassette tapes, shoulder pads, and glam rock – I had created a ‘recipe’ for cheese on crackers. It consisted of melting cheese on a cracker by way of the microwave. Immensely proud of this 

Cream of Parsnip Soup

Cream of Parsnip Soup

Parsnips are truly a lovely winter vegetable. When used in a soup they are often curried however I wanted to try something different. I liked the idea of the sweeter parsnips with earthy leeks and hot white pepper. Behold, this recipe was the result. There