Spaghetti with broccoli, peas & pesto

I’m always up for a Meat-free Monday (and quite often, a meat-free other day if I run out of meat and/or inspiration). Here’s one of our fail-safe storecupboard recipes, perfect for throwing together as a quick energy boost after sport. I don’t understand why broccoli is always seen as a child’s nemesis. I’ve actually never known a…

Chicken, spinach & ricotta lasagne

“What’s for dinner?” “Chicken lasagne.” “Chicken? Why do we always have chicken? We eat chicken all the time! Why can’t we have proper lasagne? I’m going to have toast. I’m starving but I’d rather have toast.” Top marks if you can see where this conversation is heading. Biting my tongue, I pass the glucose monitor as the rage…

Best burgers ever

“These are the only home-made burgers I’m going to eat from now on!” declared Ollie. “Mmm, so yummy!” added Josh. That was the verdict on this unbelievably easy and healthy recipe for pesto turkey burgers by the fabulous Waitrose. It’s from one of their recipe cards this month – I have stashes of them in a folder and they…