Tag Archives: midweek recipes

Perfect midweek one-pot wonder: Ottolenghi’s barley risotto

I didn’t think I’d get the chance to post this any time soon, since summer seemed to have arrived and cooking anything more than one’s own skin felt like far too much faff. But then the floods replaced the sunshine … Continue reading

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Morito mackerel kebabs

The word kebab is often a little tarnished. But, since the Friday-night kebabs of my youth, the reality of what a kebab is, or what is on sale has changed somewhat. Anyone who has tried Greek souvlaki or a Lebanese chicken shawarma … Continue reading

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How to feel rich for a quid: peanut-sesame noodles

There aren’t many foods I miss from childhood, nothing remarkable or special to my family anyway. My grandma’s apple pie, perhaps, because we had it, without fail, every time we went to visit. Tuppence-worth of hot chips on a cold … Continue reading

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A midweek treat: broad bean, pea and potato quesadillas

The quesadilla, like a sandwich or a kebab, is a fabulously forgiving vehicle. It lends itself to vegetarians, pescatarians or omnivores, it can be eaten simply midweek, as it is, or dressed up with guacamole, salsa and melted cheese at the weekend and if … Continue reading

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How to eat well, whilst working full-time, in five steps

Those who read this blog regularly will know that for most of its existence I have been freelance, working a maximum of four days per week, generally from home. Which has meant that cooking for both the site, and for … Continue reading

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The £15 week: sausage ragu with thyme and caramelised onion mash

After Monday’s post I had a Facebook exchange with a friend about how to eat better for less. I mentioned to him that I’d been spending about £15 per week on food, even though I’m staying in, and therefore cooking … Continue reading

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Midweek roast chicken recipe: not an oxymoron

There are two things that might put you off roasting chicken midweek…no, make that three: the time, the mess and the expense. However, if you own a good casserole dish (a Dutch oven to you ‘Mericans) you can a) make … Continue reading

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