Spaghetti Bolognese

Todays recipe is a retro classic reminiscent of my childhood in the 70s. My mum had a love of all things Italian and was using garlic and olive oil long before it was trendy. Ill admit it I used to cheat and use pasta sauce in a jar to speed things up, That is until…

Day One- meatballs with pasta sauce

So it’s Monday, you are still recovering from the weekend and you’ve just been at work all day. You’ve fought through your commute and you want something comforting but really can’t be arsed!! You are just about to reach for the phone when you remember It’s your week of NO takeout!! So instead you reach…

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 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…