Tried & Tasted

Ginger & Tomato Baked Cod with Lime Courgetti

For my next instalment of tried and tasted Tuesday, I’m turning to fish and the wonderful Abel & Cole. Honestly, I’m not comfortable cooking fish but this is so easy and absolutely delicious. This recipe even made my husband try courgette, after refusing at first and wanting rice. He reluctantly tried them before I was finished cooking and he was sold. We kept them raw too, so huge props to this recipe. We loved it so much, that we have eaten it again. I most certainly recommend it, ready in under 30 minutes and packed full of flavour. Healthy too, which I guess is always a bonus.

Ginger and Tomato Cod | The Mother Cooker

Tried & Tasted

Red Prawn Curry

I love sharing my recipes, but for a long time I have wanted to share other people’s. I obviously get inspiration from others, just like I hope you do from me. So after debating for a long time-over a year, I have decided to start ‘Tried & Tasted Tuesday’. Where I will be showcasing recipes from cookbooks, food magazines etc.

Red Prawn Curry | The Mother Cooker

Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Butternut Squash & Lentil Curry

As March is vegetarian month and I know a lot of you who read the blog are, I decided to do a hearty meal. For all of you meat lovers, this is simply delicious and you won’t miss the meat at all. It has mild heat, but if you want to make it a little hotter, just add another tsp of chilli powder or more fresh chillies. It is my first time experimenting with pulses, I’ve realised they are simple to cook, cheap to buy and go a long way. I will most certainly be using more of them in my cooking. Roasting the butternut squash, adds a great depth of flavour and a lovely texture. A great treat to take to work, freezable for up to a month. I hope you like it, don’t forget that if you make any of my recipes, to forget to let me know over on Twitter or Instagram.

Vegan Roasted Butterut Squash and Red Lentil Curry | The Mother Cooker

Dinner, Recipes

Spicy Chicken & Sides

We love chicken in our house, but this year we’ve made a pact to not get take away and cut down on eating out to try and save some money. I also love cooking for my friends and family, so making sharing dinners is a lovely thing. The main element in this, is the succulent, spicy chicken. Then I’ve knocked up some super simple sides to get you started, you can adapt them how you want. A quick rocket and spicy sweet potato salad, with fruity cauliflower rice. Load it up in to pittas with some halloumi, add a spicy or garlic mayo, heap on some avocado, corn on the cob with heaps of butter. Just get stuck in, save the left overs for later, how amazing would it be for work? Just don’t forget that squeeze of lime, it pulls it all together.

The rub for the chicken is made in a batch that you can pop in your cupboard and save for later, rub it in to wings, add it in to casseroles, rub it in to fish to make tacos, it’s versatile. It will need a lot from your store cupboard, but hopefully you have a lot of the spices already and if you don’t, think of how many tubs of spicy rub you can make all year. It’s worth it, promise.

Spicy Chicken & Sides | The Mother Cooker

Dessert, Recipes

Pineapple, Passion Fruit & Coconut Tarts

As January is finally over, wow that was a long month right? I’m looking forward to Spring, I know it’s not here yet. But as soon as I see daffodils, I get excited for bright food, flowers and the prospect of sunny cold days. This recipe is inspired by a meringue I saw in the latest edition of Sainsbury’s magazine. Combining pineapple, coconut and passion fruit. I’ve wanted to practice my pastry skills a bit more and these tart cases have remained unused since I bought them.

Shortcrust pastry, caramelised pineapple, coconut cream and shavings, topped with a helping of tangy passion fruit. Flavours that simply go together, a mixture of textures and tangs that can transport you straight in to Spring, sortย of.

Pineapple, Passion Fruit & Coconut Tarts | The Mother Cooker