Tried & Tasted

Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Welcome to a new year of ‘Tried and Tasted Tuesday‘. If you are not familiar with this segment of the site, it’s a fortnightly recipe that I have made and tried from either a cook book, magazine or website. It has proven really popular and I hope you will love the recipes I have planned for January. First up is comfort food at it’s highest, macaroni cheese. With a hidden twist of added cauliflower, it’s a great way to get a vegetable in to fussy eaters. Topped with a crumb that has hidden depths, ready in thirty minutes and makes a batch big enough for leftovers. This recipe is from Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals, find it here.

Cauliflower Mac n Cheese | The Mother Cooker

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Butternut Squash Cabonara

I can’t have a tried and tasted series without pasta, when my body is mainly made from it. Two of my favourite things in life are pasta and cheese. This pasta dish takes you on a journey of different flavours and textures, creamy butternut squash, salty and spicy chorizo, sweet garlic and aniseedy fennel. It’s a labour of love, you’ll get a few pans dirty. But it’s a great dish to make for your family on a weekend, or for your friends of an evening. I’ve made this twice now; I’ve made a few tweaks ┬áto maximise the flavour.

Butternut Squash Cabonara | The Mother Cooker

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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

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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