Nutella cupcakes – only 3 ingredients!

Nutella cupcake with a mug of tea.

Recently, I’ve seen nutella brownies/bites/cupcakes all over the web. They looked too good to be true – easy, quick, and potentially delicious. I don’t normally have nutella in the house (too dangerous) but decided to get a jar and give these a whirl, as a fun baking activity to do …

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Tomato risotto with griddled aubergine & tapenade

Kipper loves aubergines, so I was confident that she’d be all over these griddled aubergine slices. What I didn’t anticipate though, was that I’d be shouting, “No! No! No! NO! NO!” as she tried to stick her face in the bowl of tapenade. We really need to work on her table …

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Flatbread pizza – super fast!

Flatbread pizza

Not that I’m suggesting you shouldn’t plan to make this flatbread pizza, but it is a great recipe to have tucked away for the night the vegetables have nearly run out, you have a plastic tub of tomato sauce left over from another recipe, and half a packet of flatbreads are …

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Salmon with roasted beetroots & horseradish cream

chioggia beets ready to roast

Kipper loves beetroot, but chioggia beets are her favourite. Which isn’t a big surprise, really. What child wouldn’t be drawn to their gorgeous pink-and-white candy striped interior? We got a bagful in our latest organic veg box, and I decided, uncharacteristically, to not mess with them too much and just …

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Cinnamon buns with raisins & maple syrup glaze – boozls!

cinnamon buns

Kipper got a new book every night of Chanukah. Her favourite one was The Goldilocks Variations, by Allan and Jessica Ahlberg. It starts off with a retelling of the traditional Goldilocks story and gets sillier and sillier. In the first story we learn that “Bears love buns” – especially warm, …

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Baked potato rösti

potato rosti

Somewhere, subconsciously, I must have seen a potato rösti. I’ve no idea where, but I couldn’t stop thinking about giant, crispy potato cakes. Golden brown, crunchy on the outside, soft and potato-y within. And the size of a dinner plate. Mmmmm. I began to look for recipes, and quickly discovered …

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Easy lentil and mushroom curry with coconut

Lentil and mushroom curry

This is a traditional British curry, in that it’s completely inauthentic and bears only a passing resemblance to anything served on the Indian sub-continent. (I toyed with the idea of calling this a dal but decided that was a bridge too far.) However, this lentil and mushroom curry is quick, simple to …

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