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

Quick Bean Wrap

No matter how bare the cupboards are, I always seem to be able to whip up something from the South American style of cooking. This quick bean wrap is made with my favourite beans, the black bean, but you could substitute any kind of bean. In fact, you can mix any of these ingredients up … 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


Quesadillas (pronounced ke-sa-dee-as) are the most perfect fast food. Bung inside whatever you have lurking around in your fridge or freezer. The only ingredient you MUST have is cheese, please. Alex Thurman – Feed the Brood Quesadillas5 minPrep Time 5 minCook Time 10 min Save Recipe Print Recipe IngredientsWraps200g cheddar cheese, gratedVegetables galore – dry … Read More

Vegan Quinoa Chilli

Inspired by something I saw online, I’ve been meaning to create a vegan chilli for a while now. It seems that quinoa not only behaves well when slow-cooked, but is the perfect texture to bulk out a spicy bean dish such as a chilli. We often have friends and family over for birthday parties that … 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

Easy Biryani

Always on the lookout for veggie recipes that don’t compromise on flavour? Biryani is a no brainier. Being a fan of lots of washing up, I added roasted curried salmon and curried smoked tofu so that there was something on the table for everyone. I try to include salmon in our menu once a week … Read More


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