Fine & broad beans with anchovies, onions, tomato & quinoa

fine & broad beans with anchovies, onions, tomato & quinoa

This was originally supposed to just have one sort of beans in it – broad beans – but 500g of broad bean pods yielded just 125g of beans, and once they’d been double podded there was hardly anything left! Is there any other food that has such a high ratio …

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Aubergine & ricotta lasagne

aubergine & ricotta lasagne

I bought a couple of aubergines and some ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, and I had a plan for what I was going to do with them. I’d envisaged stuffing the aubergines with a mega-cheesy filling and then baking them. But the more I thought about it, the more that wasn’t …

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Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry

Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry

We do enjoy curries in this house, but typically I cop out and buy ready-made spice mixes or spice pastes as a base for the curry sauce. Partly it’s because they give a reliable result, and on any standard weeknight we don’t want the possibility of having our socks blown …

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Courgette with garlic & tomato

courgettes with garlic & tomato

Each year we grow vegetables in our garden. They’re so yummy, freshly picked, prepared and eaten. This year we have tomatoes, french beans, baby corn and courgettes. It doesn’t matter what else there is, there’s always courgettes. And they’re always delicious. I had three courgette plants this time, but two …

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Mango salsa – guest post!

mango salsa

My friend Siôn is a keen cook, and keeps announcing his delicious-sounding dishes via Facebook. It seemed only fair to give him a chance at international culinary stardom (!) by inviting him to write a guest post here.  If you fancy seeing your own recipe appearing on Family-Friends-Food, please drop me …

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Chunky onion and aubergine stew

Onion and aubergine stew

Kipper LOVES aubergines.  Ha! I just looked back through previous posts and saw how many of them include those words! It’s really true though. She just can’t get enough of those gorgeous purple vegetables – baked, roasted, griddled, fried, hot, cold. Yum yummy yum yum. I had a big fat …

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