Red Lentil Pasta with chicken and chilli

Serves 1-2 Ready in about 10 minutes 100g Red lentil pasta 100g chicken breast (cooked) 1 tsp red chilli, finely chopped 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 35g spinach, washed Black pepper to taste Prepare the ingredients and set aside. Cook the red lentil pasta in boiling water for 4-5 minutes until al-dente and drain.Continue reading “Red Lentil Pasta with chicken and chilli”

2020 the year food hit the headlines

Food is always making headlines but 2020 it seemed to dominate in a way I don’t remember experiencing before. Here are some of the topics which came up (and I’ve linked a few articles in case you have time on your hands!): Food shortages – shops limiting pasta purchases, shops running out of frozen vegContinue reading “2020 the year food hit the headlines”

Cooking with children – part 2

When I wrote part 1, I promised there would be more… Here it is! Last time we talked about:┬áHand hygiene, general yuk, listening to an adult, not touching things they have not been asked to touch, stirring skills, measuring out ingredients, food handling and the language of recipes This time, we are going to lookContinue reading “Cooking with children – part 2”

Jacket potato with tuna and salad

The humble jacket potato gets a lot a bad press but potatoes are a good source of starchy carbohydrate and vitamins, we just need to be careful what we put on them. Jacket potatoes are also a relatively cheap meal. The focus should be on the vegetables. For a main meal, aim to have 2Continue reading “Jacket potato with tuna and salad”

Cooking with children – part 1

This is the first in a series of articles for parents and carers about the skills I think children need to develop around cooking When it comes to cooking with our children it is easy to get into the habit of baking with our children rather than cooking with them. Teaching our children cooking skillsContinue reading “Cooking with children – part 1”