Winner of 2016 British Turkey Awards Best Blogger Recipe of the Year! 2

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 15

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 […]

Gargano Pasta with Spinach and Blue Cheese Sauce 12

Delicious tagliatelle pasta coated in a creamy blue cheese and spinach sauce and ready in the time it takes to cook pasta – perfect for busy midweek evenings!     I have been an Italophile for as long as I can remember…I absolutely love the Italian language, the country, the architecture, the weather and of course the food! In fact my love of Italy went so far that I married an Italian man…well ok Mr G is only one eighth Italian but it was the best I could do 😉     But I do really love my Italian surname […]

Gargano Pasta with Spinach and Blue Cheese Sauce

4 Easy Holiday Recipes And #CookBlogShare Linky Week 33

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Welcome to the #CookBlogShare Linky Week 33, hosted for the very first time on Easy Peasy Foodie!     Eeek! I am super excited to be hosting the #CookBlogShare Linky on Easy Peasy Foodie!! I have been a huge fan of the #CookBlogShare Linky since I first discovered it back in my very early days of blogging and have linked at least one of my recipes up to #CookBlogShare pretty much every week ever since. So you can imagine how excited I was when an e-mail from Kirsty from Hijacked by Twins popped into my inbox a few weeks ago, […]

Turkey Tikka Masala Meatballs with Bombay New Potatoes 12

You know me, I’m always up for a foodie challenge! So when British Turkey got in touch and asked if I could come up with an innovative recipe using British Turkey and Red Tractor products, I was happy to oblige.     The brief was to come up with an innovative recipe using British Turkey and a minimum of two other Red Tractor products, and the theme they gave me was ‘Best of British’. The recipe also had to be healthy and delicious!     Talk about a tough challenge! It was time for me to get my thinking cap […]

Turkey Tikka Masala Meatballs with Bombay New Potatoes

5 Quick Easy and Healthy Summer Salads

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Make your life easy peasy this August with these 5 Quick, Easy AND Healthy Summer Salads – leaving you more time to enjoy the sunshine!     I don’t know about you, but I always find summer a much easier time to eat healthily. In winter, all I want to eat is stews, pies and mashed potatoes – basically comfort food in all it’s wonderful forms – great for flavour, not so good for the waistline. But summer is a different matter, and while I am partial to the odd out of season stew (especially my gorgeous Easy Brazilian Feijoada, […]

Quick Aubergine and Chickpea Curry 6

Incredibly easy and healthy, this Quick Aubergine and Chickpea Curry is perfect for busy weeknights. Serve with brown rice or buckwheat for a guilt free, hassle free, midweek meal.     You could be forgiven for thinking I’ve gone slightly curry mad recently. In fact in the last few weeks I’ve posted Kale and Red Onion Dhal, Easy Peasy Chicken Curry and Indian Spiced Cauliflower Rice…and I have a few more in the pipeline! But the reason is simple. I just love curry!! For me a good homemade curry is the perfect balance of easy peasyness and foodieness.     So […]

Quick Aubergine and Chickpea Curry 5

Italian Inspired Avocado on Toast

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How’s this for a super simple, super tasty, super summery lunch idea? This Italian Inspired Avocado on Toast combines delicious Italian flavours of mozzarella, prosciutto, tomatoes, basil and olive oil and serves them on #avotoast. Hashtag so good!!     So this recipe happened like so many of my recipes, by accident!! (Yeah, I know, this is becoming a bit of a habit – I would like to point out I generally do my online shop late on Monday nights, I am barely awake – hence all those happy accidents). I was supposed to be making one of Madeleine Shaw’s […]

Easy Brazilian Feijoada with Orange and Tomato Salsa 22

A delicious dish to celebrate the 2016 Olympics in Rio, my Easy Brazilian Feijoada is packed with wonderful Brazilian flavours, but takes much less time and effort than the classic version, and is served with a simple and refreshing Orange and Tomato Salsa – a nod to the more traditional accompaniment of orange slices.     So, who is getting excited about the Olympics in Rio this year? We are all super excited in the Gargano household. I always enjoy watching the Olympics – it’s such fun! But I am even more excited this year, as I have recently taken up running […]

Easy Brazilian Feijoada with Orange and Tomato Salsa

Easy Peasy Chicken Curry

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One of my absolute favourite meals from the 3 week long Sirtfood Diet, this Easy Peasy Chicken Curry is quick to prepare, uses only a handful of ingredients and tastes fabulous. It’s much healthier than a takeaway and, dare I say it, even tastier than many takeaway chicken curries I have had.     I love this chicken curry so much. It was certainly one of the best meals I ate whilst I was on the Sirtfood Diet. And my version is so easy peasy to make. It’s perfect for a simple midweek dinner when you are in a hurry, but […]