Technically, this isn’t a bolognese because there’s no meat but trickery is an underrated tool when it comes to getting kids to eat, so in our families, we label it ‘bolognese’. It’s made with mainly pantry ingredients and requires very little preparation. In order to get the onion, carrot, and celery in deceptively small pieces […]

We don’t usually strive for fancy dinners midweek (or ever, if we’re being honest) but by throwing some pearl couscous into this warm vegetable salad, it did feel a little special and a much welcome departure from the norm of spaghetti bolognese and nachos. This quick and healthy salad is the perfect base for all […]

Remember when you used to see gnocchi in burnt sage butter on restaurant menus everywhere years ago? It was as rampant as truffle oil. And let’s be honest, it tasted bloody good while you were eating it but like anything that’s been rolled in butter, there was only so much you could comfortably stomach. Here’s […]

This soup made with leftover roast chicken, noodles, and vegetables has become a firm family favourite. The beauty of it, apart from the taste which seems to satisfy everyone, is that it’s super fast and easy to prepare. It’s versatile too. Given that we usually have carrot in the fridge and frozen corn kernels in […]

While we love a good bolognese sauce on our pasta, often we feel like something a little lighter. This simple and healthy smoky pasta sauce recipe ticks so many boxes for a family meal, particularly a midweek one, and despite the name, you don’t need to fire up the BBQ or wrestle with open flames. […]

Yes, we do eat meat! And we love a good spaghetti bolognese, particularly in cooler weather. Of course, our sauce is big on veggies so you don’t miss out on the important stuff while enjoying the meat fest. This bolognese is a hit with kids and adults alike. Make a batch at the weekend and store […]

Broccoli Pasta

The flavour of this classic Italian dish comes from anchovies, garlic, lemon, and chilli. It sounds like anchovy overload but don’t skimp here because it’s an important part of the sauce. We make the ratio of pasta and broccoli about even so you get a good hit of dietary fibre and vitamin C. Orecchiette is a […]