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Matthew’s meals: cottage pie

I confess that this is a bit of a cheat meal. I make this with bolognese leftovers so the only preparation is the mashed potato on top. Of course, when you are 9 and it is the first time you’ve peeled a potato, it’s a big deal! Chris always complains that this isn’t proper cottage […]

Microwave bread (vegan and gluten free)

Gluten free and vegan products are in short supply and trips to the supermarket are limited so I got experimental in the kitchen. I have made cake in a microwave before so why not bread too?! Ingredients 45g SR flour pinch of sugar (optional) half a teaspoon baking powder 25g veg spread 1 tablespoon ground […]

White chocolate rice krispie cakes

I have been trying to use up any open or nearly out of date food whilst also keep the kids entertained while they are home learning. Time for a tasty treat (gluten free and vegetarian, NOT vegan) Ingredients 200g white chocolate 75g rice krispies 1 tablespoon golden syrup Carefully place 12 cake cakes in a […]

Garlic mushroom risotto

Garlic has so many health benefits plus it keeps vampires away! This is a quick and easy recipe that is both vegan and gluten free. 1 onion or leek, or a bunch of spring onions, chopped 10-12 mushrooms 200g rice 2-3 garlic cloves or a tablespoon of garlic paste or puree 1 stock cube and […]

Matthew’s meals: learning to cook bolognese

As you may have read, I just started a temporary job as a food technician in a school and was a little bit horrified at the lack of knowledge of how to prepare food. Cooking is a basic but vital skill and I am aware that in another 9 years my eldest will probably be […]