Manky banana pancakes

When bananas have gone past their best for eating, I bung them straight in the freezer. This makes them turn black on the outside and a little sludgy on the inside, but all the better for cooking with. Mushed up with eggs and flour, they make a perfect pancake batter base. And once you have … Read More

Flatbreads

Quick and easy to make, you’ll wonder why you ever bought them! We love them with curry or tagine in our house, and you can whip up a batch to make a quick wrap or burrito if you fancy something fusion. Alex Thurman – Feed the Brood 6-8 flatbreadsServes 6-8Flatbreads5 minPrep Time 10 minCook Time … Read More

Porridge Fingers

Tiny little baby hands need a solid lump to pick up, so drying out porridge to make little bars of wholesome goodness is the genius way to overcome the problem! I am on a mission to waste as little as possible and cut down the airmiles of our food, so I always freeze any bananas … Read More

Eggy Bread

A real crowd-pleaser with all ages, eggy bread is great one to keep up your sleeve for a fun breakfast, or a quick lunch. I have found the perfect dish to soak my bread. Until now, I was always trying to figure out how not to man-handle the bread so that it broke when I … Read More

TEST – Monday Night Lentil Pie

So-called because you top it with leftover roast potatoes from the weekend. I made this alongside a beef cottage pie and it was already so tasty. I’m hoping you testers can suggest a few changes to get the lentils banging. Then I’ll think of something witty to say in the forenote. Alex Thurman – Feed … Read More

Beef Rendang

I must admit, I was planning to make a beef Massaman when I went to the shop to grab the usual Bart’s paste I use, but it was out of stock. So, scratching around for a curry paste that would work well with the beef I’d already bought, I found The Spice Tailor’s Beef Rendang … Read More

Simple Cheesy Pasta

Alex Thurman – Feed the Brood Serves 4-6244Simple Cheesy PastaIt’s taken me the last 8 years to get the roux down, but I can make it now without scales or measures now. Sometimes I add onions and garlic to the base, but today, I just went simple as. If this were Masterchef they’d be shaking … Read More

Aubergine and Chickpea Curry

Cor blimey I love a curry and this did not disappoint. It was super mild, so if you’re looking for heat, inject some chilli to your own taste for you spice lovers. I added homemade naan, cheeky little poppadoms to help the kids get enthusiastic, paneer for my cheese-loving husband and roasted chicken thighs for … Read More

Overnight Oats Extraordinaire

Totally addicted to overnight oats at the moment. 🍓I know it’s trendy right now and perhaps that’s a bit urgh, but something this easy to make, delicious to eat and insanely healthy for you has got to be a win win!   Alex Thurman – Feed the Brood Overnight Oats Extraordinaire2 minPrep Time 2 min … Read More