Review: Food Writing Course at All Hallows Farmhouse with Delicious Editor Karen Barnes 10

A fabulous food writing weekend in the Dorset countryside with delicious magazine editor Karen Barnes.     What is your idea of the perfect weekend? I’m not sure I could ever really answer that question properly – there are so many possibilities, but a weekend in a beautiful Georgian farmhouse, eating delicious food and learning about food writing from the editor of delicious magazine with 7 other enthusiastic foodies has to come close. So when I read that All Hallows Farmhouse, a luxury B&B nestled deep in the Dorset countryside, was hosting a food writing weekend with Karen Barnes, I […]

Review: Food Writing Course at All Hallows Farmhouse with Delicious Editor Karen Barnes

4 Comforting Autumn Meals and #CookBlogShare Week 42

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4 deliciously comforting meals, perfect for autumn, plus the linkup for week 42 of #CookBlogShare.     So this weekend has been a rather exciting one for me. Instead of the usual routine of ferrying the kids to their various clubs and activities, supervising homework and the odd game of Monopoly, I spent the weekend in the company of 8 keen food writers and Karen Barnes, Editor of delicious magazine, on a food writing weekend at All Hallows – a gorgeous Georgian farmhouse set deep in the Dorset countryside, run by the lovely Lisa Osman, which specialises in foodie courses, luxury B&B accommodation and the most fantastic […]

Creamy Chicken, Broccoli and Sweetcorn Pasta 10

Need a new super easy, midweek crowd-pleaser? I have the answer: Creamy Chicken, Broccoli and Sweetcorn pasta – simple, delicious and ready under 30 minutes – what’s not to like?     As you know, I love a good traybake or slow cooked stew, but some days I just don’t have an hour for a traybake to cook or a 3 hour window to allow my beef chilli to slowly chunter away in the oven…often I need a meal on the table within the next 30 minutes. Like most modern families, life in the Gargano household is BUSY – the […]

Creamy Chicken, Broccoli and Sweetcorn Pasta

Chicken Tikka Masala Traybake

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In celebration of National Curry Week I have created this unusual twist on an Indian classic – my delicious and oh so easy Chicken Tikka Masala Traybake.     As you may have gathered by now, I am a HUGE fan of traybakes – I absolutely love them – I love the concept of just being able to throw together a few delicious ingredients, pop them in the oven and in less than an hour you have a delicious meal and a well-rested chef 😉     Better still, roasting things in the oven often gives them a better flavour […]

Pesto Pizza with Grana Padano and Prosciutto di San Daniele (GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED) 357

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Italian food, so when I was asked to create a recipe using Grana Padano and Prosciutto di San Daniele and host a giveaway of their products, I jumped at the chance!       Grana Padano and Prosciutto di San Daniele Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano Cheese are produced in the north of Italy and are both carefully made using quality ingredients and according to traditional methods which have been handed down through the centuries. They are both recognised as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) products. This […]

Pesto Pizza with Grana Padano and Prosciutto di San Daniele plus GIVEAWAY

Chickpea and Apricot Couscous Salad for the #FloraLunchbox Challenge

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Stuck for lunchbox ideas? Why not try this delicious, easy and child friendly Chickpea and Apricot Couscous Salad, which I created as part of the #FloraLunchbox Challenge. It’s quick to make and easily adapted to your own family’s preferences.     Lunchboxes are tricky at the best of times, aren’t they? It’s hard to come up with good ideas each day that are easy, healthy and – crucially – that your children will actually eat! No-one wants that dreaded moment of opening the lunchbox up after school, only to find that it has hardly been touched – nor do they want the accompanying super […]

Lamb, Date and Butternut Squash Tagine 2

Incredible warming Moroccan spices make this healthy tagine perfect for chilly autumn and winter evenings. Serve with buckwheat for an extra health kick!     A few months ago now, I embarked on the Sirtfood Diet as a bit of an experiment to see whether it lived up to its impressive claims (spoiler alert – it did!). The thing I loved about it, was how it focused on eating more of the good stuff, rather than excluding the bad stuff. (Though obviously if you are filling your body up with lots of good stuff, you are likely to naturally eat […]

Lamb, Butternut Squash and Date Tagine

4 Unusual Bakes and #CookBlogShare Linky Week 39

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4 delicious bakes, each with an unusual twist, plus the linkup for week 39 of #CookBlogShare!       So this week has been a rather exciting one for me as my blog won its first award – eeek!!! I won British Turkey Blogger Recipe of the Year and got to go to a rather glitzy awards do in London last Thursday. As you can imagine, I’ve been walking around on cloud nine ever since. You can read all about it here.       Back in my normal life, and I am still utterly addicted to the Great British Bake […]

Winner of 2016 British Turkey Awards Best Blogger Recipe of the Year! 10

So, today I am delighted to announce that Easy Peasy Foodie is now an award winning blog!!! Last night I won the award for the Best Blogger Recipe at the British Turkey Awards for my Turkey Tikka Masala Meatballs with Bombay New Potatoes. I am so over the moon right now!     It’s a few months back, now, since I was asked to take part in a competition to discover the Best Blogger Recipe for the British Turkey Awards – a task I rather relished, not least as it was a particularly tough brief. The recipe had to showcase […]

British Turkey Awards Best Blogger Recipe 2016

Hidden Vegetable Ratatouille Pasta

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All the delicious flavours of ratatouille are sneaked into this simple pasta dish. Hidden Vegetable Ratatouille Pasta is perfect for getting vitamins into little fusspots or for when you fancy a more flavoursome tomato pasta sauce.     So this year our family holiday was to the South of France, to Aix-en-Provence to be precise. 30 minutes north of Marseille, this gorgeous little town is known as the Paris of the South of France and well and truly deserves this reputation…It’s old town is beautiful, terribly chic and is an amazing place just to potter and soak up the atmosphere, […]

Chicken Chilli Con Carne 22

An easy peasy twist on a classic, this Chicken Chilli Con Carne is easy, healthy and totally delicious – plus it can be made in under 30 minutes!     To say I have a chilli con carne obsession would be an understatement – I just love a good chilli – I love the flavours, it’s simple to make and can easily be made in double or even triple quantities to stash away in the freezer for future homemade ready meals. In fact, so far on this blog I have already shared 6 different versions of chilli – including my […]

Chicken Chilli Con Carne

Butternut Squash, Cauliflower and Red Lentil Dhal

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A deliciously simple and delightfully tasty vegetarian curry, this Butternut Squash, Cauliflower and Red Lentil Dhal is a great midweek meal, for when time is tight – it’s also a fab recipe for using up any leftover veg you might have lurking in the back of your fridge!     This Butternut Squash, Cauliflower and Red Lentil Dhal is a tasty, healthy and, above all, EASY curry packed with delicious vegetables and lentils – lentils are a truly amazing and very nutritious food – a great source of vegetarian protein as well as being low in fat, high in fibre, and […]

Harissa Turkey Burgers with Cumin Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges 18

These Harissa Turkey Burgers are easy to make and super tasty – serve them with Cumin Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges and a simple Middle-Eastern inspired salad for a healthy, but totally delicious alternative to the usual beef burger and chips, and all in under 30 minutes!     A few weeks ago I was contacted by British Turkey and asked to come up with an innovative dish with the theme ‘Best of British’ – which is how I came up with my delicious Turkey Tikka Masala Meatballs, using turkey mince flavoured with garam masala to make the meatballs and creating […]

Harissa Turkey Burgers with Cumin Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

Thai Beef Massaman Curry

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Deliciously mild and fragrant, this Thai Massaman Beef Curry is incredibly easy peasy to make, but full of flavour and makes a lovely change from the usual green and red Thai curries.     I love Thai food, but I must admit I am not usually very adventurous when it comes to Thai cuisine – whether at home or in a restaurant, I am most likely to have a green or, just occasionally, a red Thai curry!  But last time I went to a Thai restaurant (the lovely Lemongrass in Horsham, West Sussex – I would highly recommend it, if […]

4 GBBO Inspired Recipes and #CookBlogShare Linky Week 36 22

4 exciting recipes for cakes and biscuits inspired by the first two weeks of this year’s Great British Bake Off, plus the linkup for week 36 of #CookBlogShare!     So then, who is enjoying watching the Great British Bake Off? I for one am glued to my screen on a Wednesday evening (though slightly later than everyone else as Wednesday night is my running club night – thank goodness for catchup TV!) thoroughly enjoying every innuendo, pun, disaster and Paul Hollywood handshake and sitting right on the edge of my sofa for the final decision – who will we […]

4 GBBO Inspired Recipes and #CookBlogShare Linky Week 36

Moroccan Lamb Traybake

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To celebrate #LoveLambWeek and Organic September, I have created this Moroccan Lamb Traybake – a show stopping main that takes less than 45 minutes to make and only uses one pan! Perfect for a stress-free dinner party but easy peasy enough to make on a weeknight.     Did you know this week is #LoveLambWeek? I am a huge fan of lamb – it’s super tasty, wonderfully versatile and is the basis for a many an easy peasy meal. In fact, some of my absolute favourite recipes on this blog feature lamb: my Lamb Rogan Josh, Lamb Koftes and Slow Roast […]

Easy Peasy Coq au Vin 14

Ready in under 45 minutes, this easy peasy version of the French classic Coq au Vin would make a great stress-free dinner party main, but is easy enough to do for a weeknight treat.     A couple of months ago I embarked on the Sirtfood Diet. To be honest, though, it didn’t feel much like a diet as most of the meals were so delicious. One of the most delicious meals on the diet was Coq au Vin (oh yes did I mention this is a diet where red wine was positively encouraged – my kind of diet! Though in […]

Easy Peasy Coq au Vin

Quiche Lorraine Style Frittata

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A simple breakfast or light lunch dish, this delicious frittata is inspired by the flavours of a Quiche Lorraine but without the added complication of pastry. A great dish to make if you want to use up leftover new potatoes or bacon, or to make when the cupboards are nearly bare and you are just down to just a few basics!     I was recently sent a bag of British Gems to try. British Gems are baby new potatoes, exclusively grown in the UK (my bag came from Suffolk). They are harvested and delivered to stores in under 48 hours, […]

Blueberry Porridge Squares 10

Inspired by a lovely recipe in Livia’s Kitchen, these Blueberry Porridge Squares make a fab healthy breakfast or quick snack in a wonderfully portable format. Best of all they are ridiculously quick and easy to make! Forgot the school bake sale? You can have these done and dusted in under half an hour!     So hands up who was glued to the Great British Bake Off yesterday? I for one certainly was, except Wednesday night is my running night, so I had to watch an hour late! And avoid all social media until it was over!     But the thing […]

Blueberry Porridge Squares

Easy Sicilian Style Tuna Pasta AKA Pasta Puttanesca

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Deliciously simple, this Easy Sicilian Style Tuna Pasta is my easy peasy take on the traditional Italian dish of Pasta Puttanesca.     Last week I shared with you one of my favourite easy peasy pasta dishes: Gargano Pasta with Spinach and Blue Cheese Sauce, and it got me thinking how I have a whole gaggle of easy pasta dishes up my sleeve that I have never shared on Easy Peasy Foodie – how remiss of me! I think it’s because, since starting my blog, I’ve got so excited about developing new dishes, I’ve forgotten to share some of my […]