Lamb Ragu

I have cooked this in the oven and in the pressure cooker but I love it in the slow cooker simply because I can put it on to cook overnight for a lunch time meal or during the day for a night time meal. I often batch cook in my slow cooker and freeze meals so we have quick and easy to reheat meals. I also love it when we have guests over as it can feed quite a few people, which I am usually also baking sweets, so my oven is free to use. Continue reading Lamb Ragu

Broccoli Soup

Loop de loop broccoli soup!

Many years ago (when I first got married) I used to make this tasty broccoli soup with a tin of cream of chicken soup as the base. Over the years I ditched the tin and created my own recipe. You can use white potatoes as a base or use cauliflower like I do in the recipe. Either way it’s a tasty soup. It’s great to freeze so you have a quick meal in the freezer that just needs to be defrosted and heated. Continue reading Broccoli Soup

Roast Pumpkin Soup

We love pumpkin soup in our house!  Well, 3 out of 4 anyway, so Bella is out voted.

Over the years I have made many versions, but this is our favourite. I love the flavour of roasting the vegetables first, it just gives it that little extra deliciousness to the soup. Soups are great on a cold day, but also a fabulous way to use up those vegetables that have been sitting a little longer in the fridge and either need to be used or thrown into the compost bin. I usually make it in batches so that I can freeze some so that we always have a batch of soup we can defrost and reheat. Continue reading Roast Pumpkin Soup

Parsnip Soup

Oh parsnips! How much are these gorgeous tasting veg underrated? Well, maybe I am exaggerating, but in my books they are. I love them.

So, like my traditional pumpkin soup (which I have not yet shared), here is my recipe for my roasted parsnip soup. It’s a great winter warmer, but also a good recipe to make in batches and freeze in small containers so you can have soup at any time during the year. I love taking it to work for lunch, and our youngest daughter likes it in a thermos for her school lunch during the colder months. It also makes a great gravy or gravy base too! Continue reading Parsnip Soup

Veggie Waffles

I make vegetable pancakes so I thought I would apply that same principle to waffles. It took me a few goes before I perfected this recipe, but we have since made these waffles quite a few times. It’s a great way to use up vegetables that may have been sitting in your refrigerator for a while. Continue reading Veggie Waffles

Pizza Scrolls

If you have read my post on Pizza Base then you will be familiar with this recipe, as pizza base = pizza scrolls. I find pizza scrolls easier to transport to parties for Bella as she generally takes her own gluten free food. But, also for picnics and lunchboxes. My husband, Glenn, and my girls love eating cold pizza scrolls the next day. Continue reading Pizza Scrolls

Pizza base

The flour and yogurt pizza has been around for many years, and just because we are gluten free it doesn’t mean we can’t use the same recipe. I do find however by adding the baking powder and baking soda (remember it must also be gluten free) it gives it that extra level of fluffiness. Continue reading Pizza base