Fluffy, filling and fast. With a colourful salad of mixed leaves, peppers,
radishes and cucumber, and fresh crusty wholemeal rolls - this makes a
deliciously healthy and satisfying meal. –
Use this easy peasy recipe as a base - get your greens with the spinach,
then feel free to make additions according to your family's taste. Try
adding other veg, chopped fresh herbs, different cheeses, diced pancetta
- it's up to you!
These chicken pittas are packed with tasty salad leaves and a sauce made
from cucumbers and yoghurt. They are incredibly easy to prepare, so when
you are short of time, skip the fast food and try these instead. –
by Norma MacMillan
Make your own cucumber yoghurt sauce, or simply buy tzatziki if you're
pressed for time. For a side dish, try sprinkling some dried oregano and
crumbled feta over oven-baked chips for a tasty Greek touch.
Gnocchi are little pasta dumplings made from potato and flour. They cook
quickly and make a delicious change from spaghetti. –
Gnocchi are quick to cook, comforting and sure to please the entire family.
This sausage tomato sauce pairs perfectly with gnocchi, but you could serve
it with any pasta that you have lying in the cupboard.
Simple and delicious puff pastry pie with a beef mince, paprika, potato,
onion and rich gravy. Economical and quick mid-week meal. –
Double the recipe to feed the family, or why not make extra and freeze
a few pies for another day? You could easily enjoy this using lamb mince
or pork mince instead of beef.
A sweet and sour barbecue sauce is the perfect partner for simply cooked
pork chops. –
by Norma MacMillan
This quick homemade barbecue sauce has less sugar than shop-bought varieties,
without sacrificing flavour. It's versatile, too - try pairing it with
anything from pork medallions to chicken breast fillets.
1 hr 25 min
This vegetarian version of the Italian classic uses no-precook pasta sheets
so it is really quick to assemble. –
by Maggie Pannell
Lasagne recipes can seem daunting, but with a handful of ingredients and
shortcuts like your favourite shop-bought pasta sauce, this one's a breeze.
You can use fresh spinach instead of frozen - simply sauté or microwave
it till wilted, then squeeze out excess moisture.
Poached eggs served on top of buttered toast with ham and homemade hollandaise
Treat mum (or yourself!) to a Mother's Day brunch, complete with a
fizzy drink and something sweet. These
cinnamon buns are made the night before, then rise overnight, which means less work
after that long lie in!
Mother's Day cakes