ZAATAR SALMON TRAYBAKE

MASTERPLAN WEEK 8 Serves 4-6225ZAATAR SALMON TRAYBAKEI discovered Zaatar when I was cruising the spice section in my online shop and decided I liked the sound of sesame seeds and oregano together. So my first experiment with it was on a salmon traybake and the rest is history! It’s delicious! I’m using tinned new potatoes … Read More

SAUSAGE AND WHITE BEAN STEW

MASTERPLAN WEEK 8 Serves 10359SAUSAGE AND WHITE BEAN STEWHave you noticed how amazing the texture of a slow-cooked sausage is? Well, you’re about to find out. I think the subtle combination of honey and thyme make brilliant friends on the plate to give this traditional dish a new, family-friendly twist. This is a slow cooker … Read More

OVEN BAKED MEATBALLS

MASTERPLAN WEEK 8 Serves 10132OVEN BAKED MEATBALLSHandmade meatballs might seem a bit of a faff, but I’m implementing the oven again here to help make up a batch for next week too. Just make sure you’ve got enough sauce to dunk them in – this will moisten them up when they come out of the … Read More

SARDINE FISHCAKES

MASTERPLAN WEEK 7 Serves 4-6318SARDINE FISHCAKESTinned sardines are an acquired taste, but in these fishcakes, they will win everyone over. You’ll be surprised at how little else is needed to accompany these badboys, but they’re like a complete meal in one fistful! And cheap as chips too! You’re welcome 🙂 20 min Save Recipe Print … Read More

LAMB KOFTAS

MASTERPLAN WEEK 7 Serves 10293LAMB KOFTASThis is a lamb version of fajitas – so put the time and effort into making the koftas and the only job left to do is get tubs out of the fridge and onto the table. I use ordinary wraps for my koftas instead of flatbreads, as they don’t crumble … Read More

CHICKEN TRAYBAKE

MASTERPLAN WEEK 7 Serves 10284CHICKEN TRAYBAKEChicken traybake is the totem meal for Feed the Brood. It’s the perfect family meal! You can add anything you fancy into a chicken traybake and it will always turn out lush. I’ve added chorizo to this one, so it has a tasty spice to it. I get the mild … Read More

STICKY BEEF STIR FRY

MASTERPLAN WEEK 6 Serves 4-61073STICKY BEEF STIR FRYI made this dish up when I wanted to get away with having steak for tea more often! I love steak. Drool. Anyway, you’ll be impressed with just how amazingly quick and easy this dish is and by how quickly the kids can fling egg noodles on every … Read More

PRAWN AND PEA RISOTTO

MASTERPLAN WEEK 6 Serves 10124PRAWN AND PEA RISOTTOOK, so this one really IS a labour of love unless you want to use the microwave. Risotto requires constant stirring, so you’ve got to put the love in. But, the love you put in, you will get back in droves. It’s my eldest son’s favourite dish and … Read More

SIMPLE SAUSAGE PASTA

MASTERPLAN WEEK 6 Serves 10365SIMPLE SAUSAGE PASTAGet ready to see the potential of sausages in a brand new way. Cutting them open and frying off the meat in a big flat pan will get them cooked in next to no time! You may need to batch cook the sausages depending on the size of your … Read More

CHILLI PRAWN LINGUINE

MASTERPLAN WEEK 5 Serves 4-6382CHILLI PRAWN LINGUINEThis is such a simple dish you’ll be wondering what’s missing – until you taste it! If you adore spice, you can add as much as you like at the table without upsetting any tiny people! 15 min Save Recipe Print Recipe Ingredientslinguine (90g uncooked per adult, 50g per … Read More

SLOW COOKED LAMB ROGAN JOSH

MASTERPLAN WEEK 5 Serves 10398SLOW COOKED LAMB ROGAN JOSHThis feels like such an authentic curry from the take away and that’s why I love it so much. Adding lemon at the end is the trick that makes me feel like a proper foodie who knows her shizz. Once again, this is done in the slow … Read More

LAZY CHICKEN FAJITAS

MASTERPLAN WEEK 5 Serves 10403LAZY CHICKEN FAJITASMost families I know do fajitas regularly, but this is my lazy version -it’s all done in the oven. All the hard work you have to do is the fridge Tetris getting all the tubs and jars in and out! Oh, and there’s a tiny bit of chopping too, … Read More

TANDOORI SALMON FEAST

MASTERPLAN WEEK 4 Serves 4-6315TANDOORI SALMON FEASTThis dish came about when my step-mum gave me a kilo bag of tandoori spice and I had no idea what to do with it. She used it for chicken on the barbie, so I started using it for that and tried it out with fish. It goes brilliantly … Read More

SLOW COOKED VEGGIE TAGINE

MASTERPLAN WEEK 4 Serves 10464SLOW COOKED VEGGIE TAGINEThis starts out a bit plain, but when you layer feta and pine nuts on top, you’ve got a delicious stew that will stun even the most sceptical of veggie haters. Again, if you fancy cooking the quinoa yourself, please do, but remember to allow the cooking time … Read More

MEATLOAF

MASTERPLAN WEEK 4 Serves 10330MEATLOAFLike a bat outta hell, I’ll be gone when the morning comes! No, but seriously, this is such an amazing dish that is bound to make it in your top five! It’s definitely a labour of love, but I have one key piece of advice for you: keep the portion for … Read More

THAI GREEN NOODLE SOUP

MASTERPLAN WEEK 3 Serves 4-6365THAI GREEN NOODLE SOUPWe love to mess about with chopsticks in our house and although it’s super-messy, it’s also super-fun! There may look like a lot of ingredients for this noodle soup, but it’s really a case of bunging them all into the pot and letting the paste do the work. … Read More

HONEY AND MUSTARD CHICKEN TRAYBAKE

MASTERPLAN WEEK 3 Serves 10231HONEY AND MUSTARD CHICKEN TRAYBAKESweet and sticky chicken served with a hot baguette on the side feels like a French treat of epic proportions. And here we are on a weekday snaffling away as if we’re on holiday. You might even want to crack out the wine if you’re feeling the … Read More

PORK AND CIDER STEW

MASTERPLAN WEEK 3 Serves 10126PORK AND CIDER STEWThis is another slow-cooker recipe, so again, get your head in gear at breakfast and you’ll have a brilliant dinner on your return. Slow cooking the carrots and potatoes in cider gives you amazingly sweet and mushy textures like a soup, so think about serving with some crunchy … Read More

TUNA ARRABIATA

Serves 4-6345TUNA ARRABIATAHow to jazz up tuna pasta? It’s all about the garlic and lemon. And if you’re a chilli lover like me, add some chilli oil to the table for a proper nose-blowing extravaganza afterwards! 12 min Save Recipe Print Recipe Ingredientspasta (90g uncooked per adult, 50g per child)2 tbsp olive oil100g frozen onion50g … Read More

HARISSA BEEF TAGINE

MASTERPLAN WEEK 2 Serves 10243HARISSA BEEF TAGINEThis dish is slow cooked, so make sure you’re on it in the morning to get it all on before you head out. What I love about this dish is the depth of flavour considering how little time you have to put the preparation! Be mindful of the spice … Read More

LAMB KEEMA

MASTERPLAN WEEK 2 Serves 10373LAMB KEEMATo my surprise, this has been one of my most popular meals online. I think it might be because it’s shares qualities from the beloved spag bol and the UK’s favourite dish, the curry. And the best thing about this dish is that you can cook up a double batch … Read More

COUSCOUS PAELLA

MASTERPLAN WEEK 1 Serves 4-6435COUSCOUS PAELLACouscous is my favourite go-to carb. It’s so quick to make and generates no washing up at all if you make it straight into the bowl you’re going to serve it up in. A touch of turmeric gives it the classic paella colour and I personally think that the yoghurt … Read More

SALMON EGG FRIED RICE

MASTERPLAN WEEK 1 Serves 4-61258SALMON EGG FRIED RICERice, fish, eggs and veg… What’s not to love?But if the children are fussy about this as a one-pot dish, cook each item separately and serve up like a fun feast so that everyone can build their own bowl! Make it super fun and everyone will be chomping … Read More

WHIRLWIND GNOCCHI

MASTERPLAN WEEK 1 Serves Serves 4-6724WHIRLWIND GNOCCHIGnocchi cooks in only a few minutes and you’ll be amazed at how quickly this meal will come together! Using cream cheese, Borsin, mascarpone or ricotta straight from the fridge onto hot pasta is the perfect way to make a creamy sauce in an instant. Then open the fridge … Read More

SAUSAGE & SWEET POTATO TRAYBAKE

MASTERPLAN WEEK 1 Serves Serves 10605SAUSAGE & SWEET POTATO TRAYBAKEAdding poached eggs to this traybake is the magic touch that creates a sauce and much needed lubrication! You may find that younger children aren’t keen on the eggs, and that’s fine, as it’s an added extra. When this dish freezes, the vegetables will break down … Read More

HANDSFREE CHICKEN CURRY

MASTERPLAN WEEK 1 Serves Serves 10333Handsfree Chicken CurryI call this my ‘handsfree’ curry because unlike most curries, it’s made as a traybake in the oven, so that I can get busy with jobs whilst it cooks! Baking it in the oven also makes it insanely easy to double up and add a batch to the … Read More