3 recipes I’ve been loving lately (and two I’d like to try)

What are your go-to recipes? Lately, I’ve found myself cooking a few recipes over and over again, and still not getting bored of them. Here are the three I think you should definitely try, because I am a massive, massive fan, and two that I think COULD be repeat recipes, if they turn out okay.

Recipes I've been loving lately

Have you been watching Jamie’s Superfoods? Every time I watch an episode I come away inspired to cook something straight away. So far I’ve tried out a couple of the recipes and they have quickly become favourites: Sweet potato muffins and cheese and corn pancakes. They are so quick and simple to make, I can whip them up quickly in the evening, or during Theo’s naptime, and then he and I both have them for lunch. I slightly adapt the pancake recipe by adding leek and mint from the garden (and forget about the bacon and banana), and omit the chilli in the muffins. Really, really good. Also, perfect if you’re doing baby-led weaning and want to give your baby something nutritious and a little bit different. {Side note: Who does the photography for Jamie’s website? Those sweet potato muffins look so unappetising! The real thing looks so much scrummier than the images there suggest}

Recipes I've been loving lately

These cupcakes were adapted from Anna Jones’ Elderflower and Pistachio cake recipe. I halve the ingredients, and then bake them in muffin cases for around 20-25 minutes, instead of the 45 you’d do for a cake. Twelve absolutely gorgeous little mouthfuls and really easy to make. I actually baked them twice last week – once for Peter’s birthday, and once for a family get together at the weekend.

The two recipes I really want to try are Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s sourdough bread recipe, and Jamie Oliver (again)’s Granola Dust.

God, I’m really a Jamie Oliver fan-girl right now, aren’t I!? But the Granola Dust looks yummy, and again, looks like something that both Theo and I could eat for breakfast. I’ve been judging most of my recipes lately by whether it works for both of us.

Sourdough bread is something I’ve always wanted to make, but I’m kind of scared of the idea of a starter. The way he describes it here makes it sound like it might actually be manageable. Peter and I both love sourdough bread, but when you buy some fresh baked bread, it costs and absolute bomb! If you add up how much we spend on this stuff on an annual basis, the numbers start to look a little scary. So, maybe I’ll give it a go soon. Anyone have any advice?

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  1. eatlovemove

    October 5, 2015 at 11:13 am

    It’s worth trying to make the starter because once you have it, it saves you so much money! My husband has made his own and he finds it really useful. He used the instructions from the Gail’s and Paul Hollywood cookbooks but I’m sure you’d be able to find a good starter recipe online.

    1. BeNourishd

      October 6, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Definitely going to give it a go!

  2. hannah

    October 7, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    I bought the Jamie Oliver cookbook for my boyfriend and we love it – it’s almost surpassed the Ministry of Food book in how often it gets used! The granola dust is a fab recipe, though I skipped the dried fruit. I stew a very thinly sliced apple in a little water for a few minutes before adding the dust and milk. It takes a total of ten minutes to make in the morning but keeps me full til long past lunchtime. I haven’t tried the pancakes yet – maybe this weekend!

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