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Category: Main dishes

Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

Posted on: 18th September 2014

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My almost-two-year-old daughter doesn’t seem to like meat. I’m not sure if it’s the taste or the texture – either way, I am determined to get good sources of iron and protein into her. Lentils are a great source of iron. They actually contain more iron than red meat (gram for gram) – although the type ...
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Spaghetti Carbonara

Posted on: 27th August 2014

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On today’s blog is a spaghetti carbonara recipe. I adapted this recipe from others I found online, to make it simpler – by using one cheese instead of two, and by using a lower fat spread (instead of butter). I also used lean bacon instead of pancetta, because bacon is cheaper and more likely to be found ...
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Sweet potato and chickpea risotto

Posted on: 8th May 2014

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Today’s blog is a delicious vegetarian twist on a risotto. It uses chickpeas as the main protein source. As well as protein, chickpeas (along with other beans and pulses) are a good source of iron and calcium. I like to go veggie once a week to reduce our meat intake and also help do my ...
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Lamb and butternut squash lasagne

Posted on: 11th April 2014

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I made this lamb and butternut squash lasagne for dinner tonight. My husband and kids loved it, and I was asked for the recipe by one of my Twitter followers. I don’t tend to use recipes, particularly for main meals – where I just tend to throw in lots of veg and use whatever needs ...
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Chicken in Peanut Butter Sauce

Posted on: 30th October 2013

This is my homemade chicken in peanut butter sauce recipe. This easy, cheap (less than £1 per serving) and delicious meal only takes 20 minutes to make. As usual with my blog recipes, I’ve analysed the recipe – see the nutritional information below. A great way of including peanuts in your child’s diet without the ...
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