Lamb Shanks with Bean Stew

Do you have the in-laws coming over for dinner? Friends coming for a dinner party to see your new place? Whatever the dinner party occasion, this is the perfect dish for it. Lamb shanks always look impressive and the beauty of this dish is that you only have to do around 20 minutes prep work…

Vegetable Soup

This recipe I’m sharing with you is actually one I make on a pretty regular basis. This is mainly because it’s so ridiculously easy and doesn’t involve a ton of fancy ingredients and only takes around 15 minutes to make. In addition to this, it’s also really tasty, especially considering that all the ingredients are…

Minty Coleslaw with a Kick

Coleslaw is a bit of a controversial subject in my house. I hated coleslaw a child. I knew nothing other than the standard supermarket tubs and it just looked like weird creamy slop that I didn’t want to eat. It wasn’t until later in life when I tried slightly less unappetising looking coleslaw that I…

Hearty Sausage Soup with Pasta

This recipe has been a long time coming on Diary of a Saucepot. It’s one of those dishes that you begin making at a certain time in your life and adapts, develops and ages with you. The original version came from a long since lost student cookbook. It has matured, grown up in it’s own way…

Beetroot, Carrot & Blue Cheese Tart

This recipe has been several attempts in the making as it took me a few goes to get it just right. I originally was going for a deep filled filo tart… but the pastry didn’t really cook properly and therefore wasn’t stable enough to hold the deep filling. I also gave it a go with…

Prawn Salad with Dill & Paprika Lunchbox

Cooked prawns are a brilliant ingredient for quick salads and lunches, a great source of protein and really good for you. I’ve done a Sweet Chilli Prawn lunchbox on the blog before so I wanted to keep this one different. Rather than relying on a sauce for the main flavour, this time I’ve gone for…

American Style Chopped Salad, Lunchbox

Now we’re well into January, my healthy eating kick is going strong and I’m trying to come up with varied and interesting packed lunches to keep me motivated. I’m getting a bit bored of lots of leafy stuff so I decided to change things up a bit and took a few tips from our friends…