Simple Mushroom Risotto 8

A simple, stress-free mushroom risotto, that requires no complicated techniques and still tastes authentic. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this is an ideal recipe for a midweek dinner.     Easy Peasy Foodie is very much a mix of new discoveries and old faithful recipes. On Tuesday I shared one of my new discoveries – my Chicken, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Traybake. Today I am sharing with you a recipe that dates back to my student days (over 15 years ago – eeek! Where did all that time go???)     I can’t remember the original recipe (though I […]

Simple Mushroom Risotto

Chicken, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Traybake

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This Chicken, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Traybake is incredibly simple to make, using just a few super tasty ingredients, and is ready to eat in less than an hour. Perfect as an alternative to a Sunday roast or as a midweek treat.     I think it’s high time for another traybake, don’t you? I haven’t posted a recipe for a traybake since…oooh (checks) April 5th!! Gosh, that’s a ridiculously long time to be without a traybake – I will lose my ‘Traybake Queen’ mantle if I am not careful 😉 (My thanks to Mandy from Sneaky Veg for ‘officially’ […]


Harissa Lamb with Chickpea and Pomegranate Salad 14

A deliciously simple dinner that is perfect for warmer evenings. Inspired by North African flavours, this easy peasy lamb dish is ideal for a quick midweek supper, yet delicious enough to make for a weekend treat. It can be cooked indoors on a griddle pan or outdoors on the barbecue – perfect for our impossible-to-judge British weather – it also happens to be dairy and gluten free and pretty healthy too!     I really love lamb, it’s super tasty and very versatile, so when the people from www.tastyeasylamb.co.uk got in touch and asked me to take part in their #lovelambchallenge to find […]

Harissa Lamb with Chickpea, Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

A day in the life of a food blogger

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Hello and welcome back to the last of my blogiversary bonanza! It was my blog’s first birthday last week and I felt it needed properly celebrating, so for the last 7 days I have been sharing all the things I’ve been learning in my first year of blogging.   Yesterday I shared How to start a food blog. But you may be wondering what exactly does a food blogger do all day? I mentioned last Friday that blogging takes up an enormous amount of my time. Well, today I am welcoming you behind the scenes to see what it is […]


How to start a food blog

OK I am sure that by now, pretty much everyone in the entire universe knows that last Friday was my little blogs 1st birthday, and being entirely unable to confine birthday celebrations to just one day, I have created a whole week’s worth of content to celebrate!   So far I have shared what I’ve learnt in my first year of blogging, several highlights from my first year, my most popular posts, a few food blog photography tips and yesterday I shared my top tips for wannabe food bloggers.   Well, today I am going to tell you how to actually start that […]

How to start a food blog

10 top tips for wannabe food bloggers

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Welcome to part 5 of my birthday bonanza! (It was my blog’s first birthday last Friday and, well, I tend to get a little over excited about birthdays…) Today I am sharing 10 top tips for wannabe food bloggers! Missed out on my previous birthday content? Check it out here…   Part 1: 10 things I have learnt from my first year of blogging Part 2: 10 Highlights from my first year of blogging Part 3: My 10 most popular recipes from my first year of blogging Part 4: 10 things I’ve learnt about food photography from my first year […]


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Welcome back to my Easy Peasy Foodie birthday bonanza! Today I am focusing on photography. Photography has been my biggest learning curve by far this year…running a self-hosted website / developing recipes / writing interesting content / getting to grips with social media – all of these have been easy peasy compared to learning how to take decent images of food!   A year ago, I had absolutely no idea how important photography was to a food blog…I assumed it was ok to just take a quick snap of my dinner (in the dark, with the lights on, using the […]

10 things I’ve learnt about food photography from my first year of blogging

10 most popular recipes on Easy Peasy Foodie

My 10 most popular recipes from my first year of blogging 3

Welcome to part 3 of my birthday blog content! In case you haven’t heard (seriously – have you been hibernating??), it was my blog’s first birthday on Friday and I’m not very good at confining birthday celebrations to just one day at the best of times, so obviously I really, really wanted to thoroughly celebrate my little blog’s first birthday – so welcome to day 3 of my week long blogging bonanza!   Today I am going to be sharing my 10 most popular recipes from my first year of blogging. I must confess to you that ever since I […]


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Hello and welcome to part 2 of my week-long blogiversary bonanza!   Just in case you didn’t hear (where were you?), yesterday was my blogiversary – Easy Peasy Foodie is now a whole year old! And, because I believe birthdays should be celebrated properly, I am planning a whole week of birthday content.   Yesterday I shared 10 things I have learnt from my first year of blogging and today I am sharing 10 highlights from my first year of blogging…   Then this is the schedule after that…   Sunday: My 10 most popular recipes from my first year of […]

10 highlights from my first year of blogging

10 things I have learnt from my first year of blogging

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It’s my very first…BLOGIVERSARY!!!! Woo-hoo!!!!     On this day, exactly 1 year ago my mouse hovered shakily over the buy button on my computer screen. Should I buy easypeasyfoodie.com? Should I start a food blog? Was this really what I wanted to do with my life? I had spent months reading about blogs and a few weeks reading lots of food blogs (with hindsight I wish I’d spent longer on this) and I knew I wanted to do it, but it was a big commitment – I don’t do things by halves, I either do something properly or not at […]


Homemade Chicken Fajitas 6

I love fajitas and have often made them using one or other of the recipe kits available at the supermarket. But I got to wondering if it wouldn’t be just as easy, tastier and maybe a little healthier to make my own simple spice mix for the chicken. A little tinkering in the kitchen later and the answer is a resounding yes! These Homemade Chicken Fajitas are healthy, super tasty and really no less easy than their meal kit cousins.     Aren’t fajitas great? They take about 5 minutes to prep and less than 10 minutes to cook and yet […]

Mexican food is hot right now but could you write a whole blog about it?

Balsamic Glazed Tuna with Roasted Peppers and New Potatoes

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One of the simplest yet most delicious meals I make, Balsamic Glazed Tuna with Roasted Peppers and New Potatoes involves simply roasting red peppers and new potatoes, pan frying tuna steaks and serving it all on a bed of fresh spinach, drizzled with a simple glaze made from balsamic vinegar and olive oil.     This recipe, like some of the best recipes I make, is a hand me down recipe from my parents. Several years ago my parents went on holiday to Whitby and ate something very similar to this at the Magpie Café – a wonderful fish restaurant […]


Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemon 12

A classic Moroccan Tagine of Chicken with Olives and Preserved Lemon – the sharpness of the lemons and the saltiness on the olives pair perfectly with the tender slow cooked chicken thighs – serve with rice or couscous for a deliciously easy peasy dinner.     I was first introduced to this tagine whilst reviewing Sabrina Ghayour’s wonderful recipe book Persiana. It was one of the recipes I most wanted to cook for my review. It’s a fairly traditional tagine, which Sabrina has simplified for her book. I really liked the flavours, but felt it could do with a few […]

Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemon

Slow Cooked Chilli Beef

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Are you a get ahead person or a last minute merchant? I am most definitely the former (yes I was that annoying person who always had their homework done a day early!). I particularly like getting ahead where food is concerned…there is a wonderful feeling knowing you’ve got dinner all sorted and organised and chuntering away in the oven hours before dinner time. This slow cooked chilli beef is perfect for those sorts of days when you want to get ahead.     It only takes a few minutes to put this dish together earlier in the day, then it […]


Review: Gousto Recipe Boxes 2

Imagine having someone else sort out your meal plan for the week and do all the shopping for you so all you have to do is cook and eat delicious food? What could be easy peasier? Well, that is exactly what Gousto offer to do. But is the service as good as it sounds? Or is it too good be true? I felt I had to find out…     What is a recipe box? Type ‘Recipe Box’ into Google and you will come up with a huge number of hits. There seems to have been an explosion of recipe […]

Gousto Recipe Box Review

Butter Chicken and Kachumbar Salad

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Ready in under 30 minutes, this simplified version of Butter Chicken can be made in less time than it takes to get a takeaway and for a fraction of the price. Serve this delicious chicken curry with basmati rice and a simple salad for an easy peasy midweek supper.     A few weeks ago I shared with you my review of The Spicery. The Spicery offers a wonderful service, delivering ready mixed spice blends directly to your door. All you have to do is obtain a few basic ingredients and follow the simple recipe cards and you will produce delicious, […]


Harissa, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tagine with Lemon and Coriander Couscous 22

A delicious, vegan Harissa, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tagine, served with Lemon and Coriander Couscous – quick and simple enough for a midweek supper but impressive enough for a dinner party.     I mentioned a few weeks ago that I have been really inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recent programme on superfoods. Jamie went to some of the healthiest places on earth to discover their secrets, as well as studying nutrition and talking to food and nutrition experts. The result was a brilliant TV series, which you can still watch on 4 OD and a great recipe book: Everyday Super […]

Harissa, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tagine

Easy Peasy Fish Pie

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Some days you just want comfort food and there are not many recipes more comforting than a good fish pie. I have been making this version of fish pie for years and have made it for many different people – it always goes down well with adults and children alike!     Now, fish pie is not necessarily the easiest or quickest of recipes, but I have tried to make mine as simple and straightforward as possible…I use a box of fish pie mix from the supermarket to save all that fiddly and messy boning, skinning and flaking. I poach the […]


Hungarian Beef Goulash 28

Quite simply, one of the tastiest things I’ve ever made! This Hungarian Beef Goulash features meltingly tender beef in an unbelievably delicious sauce flavoured with paprika and caraway seeds. Quick and easy to prepare and very little washing up. What’s not to like?     Don’t you just love it when a recipe just works? I have made and eaten goulash a handful of times in my life, but for some reason I haven’t made it in years. Then, a few weeks ago I tried a similar recipe from The Spicery and I was reminded just how much I like these flavours. […]

Hungarian Beef Goulash

Mary Berry Absolute Favourites

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Who is your favourite recipe book author? Hugh? Rick? Jamie? Nigella? I have trouble answering that question, but one that certainly comes close is Mary Berry.     I love Mary Berry. I am a complete GBBO addict (of course!). But I was even more addicted to her two recent series: Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites and Mary Berry’s Foolproof Recipes. Partly because Mary Berry is just so lovely – I love watching her cook – but mostly because her recipes are exactly what I try to achieve with my recipes: easy, straightforward, reasonably quick, family friendly, relatively healthy and not too […]