My Mum’s Mouthwatering Mackerel Mash (AKA Mackerel Pate)

Quick and easy Mackerel Pate – just like my mum makes!!

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My blue cheese spiked Waldorf salad

I’ve had a hankering for Waldorf salad for a week now. I don’t know where it’s come from but I reckon as a lunchtime meal it’s a much better alternative, for me, to sarnies but it a little more filling than a plain old salad. But as usual I want more!! and in order to elevate…

Homemade Ebi Nigiri Sushi (Shrimp Sushi)

Originally posted on Stefan's Gourmet Blog:
One of my favorite types of sushi is ebi nigiri. The shrimp has a very nice slightly sweet flavor that goes very well with the rice and it also looks pretty. Although most people think of raw fish when they think of sushi, the shrimp is actually parcooked…

Homemade Sushi Rocks!!

LIke many people I love sushi but have had a real mixed bag over the years, from divine to almost crunchy where its been in the fridge too long, but I’ve been inspired by one of the girls at work who showed me how easy it would be to fill my flabulous Black and Blum…

Are Packet Pasta meals really that bad?

It was with horror that I returned home on Monday to find that the Dazzler had been shopping and that hed been listening when I said I wanted to avoid sarnies at lunch. His solution – was to buy a batch of Batchelors SUPER pasta N sauce. I’ll admit I haven’t had one of these…

My week of not eating sarnies…day five!!

Ok so it’s Friday, and to be honest it would have been mackerel pâté with salad and oatcakes BUT as we have a new joiner the boss is taking us out to lunch!! (Have I said I love where I work?) Well the mackerel pâté will have to wait till next week. All the ingredients…

My week of not eating sarnies…day four

It’s all about the leftovers today. A couple of nights ago we had bolognese and I made way more than we needed. Usually our dogs would benefit from this but this time I got to the pans first and squirrelled away another easy lunch. Now I gave myself an unofficial rule when I started this,…

My week of not eating sarnies….day three

I’m back on track(ish) with lunches today!! I woke up very late and was really worried that I might not have time but thanks to the power of leftovers I managed to cobble together my mums it’s not quite risotto!! All I did was use the leftover. Sticky Rice from Monday, add in a tin…

My week of not eating sarnies…day two

Another day, another change to my menu plan!! As we didn’t eat the roast chicken at the weekend we had that last night so I thought I’d use yet more leftover chicken (this time the legs and thighs) and revisit an old favourite – Chicken with roasted veg and couscous… Ingredients A pack of mixed…

My week of not eating sarnies…day one

So after this weekends excitement of not making sarnies I thought I should prove it can be done. Anyone who knows me will know that I had a heavy weekend and don’t do mornings so today was a real test!! But here we are just before 8 o’clock and I’m done, ready to go, with…

My top five workday lunches

One thing I’ve been trying to avoid since I went back to being office-bound 5 days a week is falling into the old routine of sarnies & crisps for lunch, but It’s not easy!! When you are knackered and in a rush all you want is something simple to make but I’ve spent too much…