Jessica was one of the first people to respond to my request for recipes when I started this series a few months ago. I don’t know her personally, but I love that she took the initiative to send me her favourite weeknight recipe! I think it is so fun to be able to feature meals that families around the world are cooking!
Jessica is a full-time working mama at a large bank in Milan. She said she has to be extra organised to get dinner on the table during the week. This easily adaptable quiche recipe is one of her favourite ways to make it happen!
Vanessa and I have been friends on Instagram for years, but only finally managed to meet up for a coffee a few weeks ago here in London (she now lives in Scotland!). Vanessa loves cooking for and with her kids (her Instagram feed is full of all sorts of yummy things!) so she was an obvious one to ask for a recipe for my “Friends with Recipes” series.
Vanessa is sharing a healthy and delicious side dish that she and her family return to over and over again. It is a versatile side dish that will transform a simple piece of fish (or meat, shellfish, etc.) into a proper dinner.
Leeks and Greens with Coconut Milk – Vanessa Gerbrandy
Emily is another lovely lady I connected with via Instagram. Her feed is full of pictures of her adorable kids (Maggie- 3 and Finn- 10months) on various adventures, and also features her stunning paper cutouts! Emily kindly agreed to share her favourite weeknight meal with us and it looks delicious! I will definitely be adding this to a meal plan soon!
Salmon Fishcakes with Leek and Carrot – Emily Hogarth
[Last week was manic, and this week is even manicker. I am in the last stages of planning this massive event and will also be juggling a big singing gig this week and next. I am definitely feeling in over my head; the good news is that I will have my life back in just over a week-and-a-half! Wahoo! Until then, I am not doing much meal planning because I am not home much. That being said, I will try to post recipes when I can!]
Now to the fun bit:
My friend Kate taught this recipe to me when I was eighteen and it has been a favourite ever since! It requires very few ingredients, is easy to make and it is D-licious. Here’s what you need: