5 Simple Weeknight Pasta Dishes

5 Simple Weeknight Pasta Dishes for #PastaPlease in November November dawned all misty and murky here in Somerset after a glorious Samhain and Halloween weekend. We watched fireworks on Saturday, sailed on Sunday and climbed Glastonbury Tor on Monday. We shared the...

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Manuka Honey Glazed Plums with Overnight Oats

Manuka Honey Glazed Plums with Overnight Oats and Omega Seeds - A Superfood Breakfast to Kick Start your Day! Breakfast is such a lovely word - breaking the overnight fast as the sun rises and a new day full of promise begins. Yes, it may all go pear-shaped pretty...

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Easy Vegan Minestrone Soup – A Simple Vegan Recipe!

This easy Vegan Minestrone Soup has been our family go to comfort food for as long as I've been a mum, so I have to share it here as part of my easy recipes series, don't I?! This marks the fourth of my super easy recipes for students, people new to vegetarian cooking...

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Baked Bean Curry – a Super Simple Vegan Recipe

Time is whizzing by and this is already the fourth in my series of the Simplest Vegetarian Recipes! These recipes are aimed at people who are new to vegetarian cooking, vegetarian and vegan students and those who just want something simple which is on the table in a...

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Toffee Apple Popcorn – Popcorn Never Tasted So Good!

With Apple Day, Halloween and Bonfire Night rapidly approaching I reckon it's time to share the genius which is my toffee apple popcorn with you! No Halloween Shindig or Bonfire Night Feast is complete without toffee popcorn, but Toffee Apple Popcorn takes your party...

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10 Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Pasta Recipes

Goodness the months are whizzing by! It's time for my monthly round-up of pasta dishes from fabulous food bloggers! I must apologise for the late appearance of Pasta Please this month - it turns out that having children living away from home can be far more...

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Roast Pumpkin and Fig Salad – Autumn on a Plate

Heading into the second weekend of October it is definitely Autumn down here in the West Country! My obsession with all things pumpkin continues and today I am offering you a simple Roast Pumpkin and Fresh Fig Salad with Goat's Cheese, Beluga Lentils and Chilli Oil....

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Easy One Pot Pasta with Broccoli and Peas

This oh so creamy easy one pot pasta recipe is the latest in my series of the simplest vegetarian recipes here on Thinly Spread. With two of my offspring now ensconced at University I am sharing the easiest recipes in my repertoire every Wednesday during term time. It...

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Easy Mushroom Risotto – The Simplest Vegetarian Recipes

This easy mushroom risotto is the second recipe of my new series here on Thinly Spread. Every Wednesday, in term time, I am sharing the simplest vegetarian recipes in my repertoire. I now have two boys away at University so this is as much an easy vegetarian student...

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Double Chocolate Blackberry Muffins

On Sunday we made the most of the sunny autumnal equinox weather. We strode out through field and forest, foraging for the last handfuls of blackberries to make these double chocolate and blackberry muffins. Did you gasp when you saw that photo? I did! I wish I could...

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Vegetarian Student Recipes

Well, it's happened, we have two vegetarian students in the family. We have gone from a household of six to one of four as our second born has flown the nest and headed up North to Uni. Number one is in Berlin studying at Uni there on his year abroad so we are feeling...

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Grilled Vegetable Salad – Seasonal in September!

I'm loving this spell of hot sunny weather as summer sings its swan song, time to make the most of it with this simple grilled vegetable salad! The last of my tomatoes are ripening beautifully on their vines, peppers and chillies are at their seasonal best and the...

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Black Quinoa and Spiced Chickpea Salad

I'm guessing quite a few of you haven't cooked with black quinoa before so today I'm sharing a simple salad to get you started - I just love how black quinoa looks in dishes, it adds a touch of drama! I'm also sharing 27 Quinoa Recipes down there at the bottom of this...

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9 Simple Vegetarian Pasta Dishes for Pasta Please!

I have no idea how the summer has galloped away so quickly, how can it be September already?! My children are beginning to scatter to the winds, either to school or to Uni, and my thoughts are turning to autumn days and comfort foods. There's not much that is more...

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Easy Pasta Recipes for Summer – Pasta Please!

The summer holidays are finally here and it's sailing time at last! Pasta has to be one of the easiest things to cook on board so it pops up in many guises! One Pot Pasta Puttanesca is a particular favourite as it's so simple to make (and doesn't require me to deal...

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Bircher Muesli Breakfast Bowl

I'm a big fan of Dorset Cereals muesli and granola mixes so I jumped at the chance to develop a summery Bircher Muesli Breakfast Bowl - it's perfect for a summer breakfast! We are about to set sail for a couple of weeks and breakfast on board is one of the most...

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Quorn™and Aubergine Moussaka

I'm desperate to return to the Greek Islands, to sit in a taverna overlooking the bluest of seas eating olives and sipping wine. Instead, as one of mine is still in school and I'm not allowed to go anywhere, I cooked up this Quorn™ and Aubergine Moussaka with all the...

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Mushroom, Walnut and Tarragon Mousse

It's picnic season, barbecue season, hanging out with friends season. School finally finishes next week and it will be time to throw rugs on the lawn for lazy lunches and dinners which drift on into the early hours. These little mouthfuls of Mushroom, Walnut and...

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