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Non - Vegetarian Meals

Honey, Garlic Chicken

I am not a very big chicken fan, so when I find a chicken recipe I actually like (like this one!!) it becomes a regular part of our routine as my kids LOVE chicken! They particularly like “chicken on the bone” (drumsticks). I personally dislike drumsticks because all the flavour ends up on the skin, and I don’t eat the skin, so it ends up being quite bland. These drumsticks, however, have no skin so the flavour goes straight through to the meat. They also marinate all day, so that doesn’t hurt things either. 😉

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Non - Vegetarian Meals

Creamy Chicken Soup with Rice

Anyone else love Maurice Sendak books as a kid? There is one (later set to music by Carol King) called “Chicken Soup with Rice”* and it is basically a love song devoted to the meal. I never minded chicken soup with rice as a kid (my mom made it occasionally) but it wasn’t until a few months ago I really understood why this meal deserved its own love song. After trying out (and then adapting) a recipe for a creamy chicken soup with rice, I can now say that I completely understand the sentiment. (Also, the song is pretty catchy, so there is a lot to love here.) So do yourself and your kids a favour and put on this youtube video* while you whip up a batch of this outrageously delicious soup. I promise you won’t regret it!

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Vegetarian Meals

Veg Bowl with Miso Avocado Dressing

This has been one of my favourite meals this winter. Before you think I’ve gone all Goop on you (that’s where the recipe originated) know that this dish does not taste nearly as healthy as it looks. It may look like rabbit food to some, but trust me when I say it tastes quite decadent. Not only that, it is quick and easy to make, is loaded with super foods, and tastes like a million bucks.

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Vegetarian Meals

Lentils with Farro

By: Kate Davies

I discovered the joy of these savory lentils in my early twenties. In addition to being a simple, affordable meal, stewed lentils and rice topped with fried onion is pure comfort. Mujadra, Mejadra, and Mujadara are all names for the middle-eastern dish, which typically has warm spices and is sometimes served with yogurt sauce. Mejadra (as I’ll call it from now on) is like chicken soup. There are many ways to make it, and those of us who have developed our own version regard it as a warm and satisfying staple when comfort food is required.

Lentils with Farro

Some versions of Mejadra are ‘one-pot’ meals (Hungerpot, anyone?) however I love pairing my lentils with Farro (a hearty, ancient form of wheat). Farro requires a longer cooking time than rice, which can complicate the timing if you don’t want your lentils to turn to mush. This is a marvelous opportunity to use chicken or vegetable stock instead of water to increase the rich, savory profile of this dish. Continue Reading…

Non - Vegetarian Meals

Garlicky Chicken and Rice

My superstar husband not only held down the fort while I was away, but he also managed to cook (and photograph) some delicious dinners! This chicken and rice dish is one of our favourite dishes that he makes: it is quick, easy, and uses very few ingredients which is always helpful!

With that, I’ll hand things over to Hungerpapa. (Sorry if that name is super duper cutesy, but it simply can’t be avoided.)

Bethie xx

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Vegetarian Meals

Friends with Recipes: Leeks and Greens with Coconut Milk

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.

Bethie x

Leeks and Greens with Coconut Milk – Vanessa Gerbrandy

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Fish / Seafood Meals

Friends with Recipes: Cod, Chorizo & Chickpea Stew

Welcome to our first edition of Friends with Recipes! My friend Sarah owns an absolutely gorgeous online children’s shop called Archie’s Boutique. In addition to being super stylish and uber cool, she is also a super sweet mama to two beautiful boys. Teatime at her house is always delicious, so I thought she would be perfect to start off our series! (That, and she was the one who made me start this blog in the first place, so it was easy to convince her to join in the fun.)

Here is Sarah’s favourite family dinner! I can’t wait to give it a try!

Bethie x

Cod, Chorizo & Chickpea Stew – Sarah Archard

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Vegetarian Meals

Brown Rice and Quinoa Enchilada Bake

As an American in London I can tell you that the only reliable place to get good Mexican food is in my own home. Sure, there are some decent places for Mexican food (Wahaca being one), but no where I can reliably get a good enchilada. Especially not a good vegetarian one!

I’ve adapted this recipe  with a few adaptations to make it simpler and more to my taste. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Vegetarian Meals

Quick Meal: Fajita Bowls

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetDoes anyone remember that TV show called Semi Homemade with Sandra Lee? That’s what I always think of when I take massive shortcuts as I do in this quick meal. I’m kind of embarrassed to show you how to make this because it involves a product that I am a bit ashamed of using: pre-cooked rice. WAIT! Before you stop reading, give me a second to explain . . . Okay, I don’t actually have a great explanation, other than I saw a friend using it to make dinner one night and it tasted great! No joke. Since then, I have always kept a bag of it around, because I inevitably forget to cook rice until the rest of my meal is already made. I use this “Mexican style” version in this dish:

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