Pesto Chicken Crumble

I am always looking for new ways to cook basic ingredients, incorporating my favourite flavours whilst keeping the whole thing healthy and both family and budget friendly. When I was thinking about what I could do with a chicken and pesto dish that would be a little more original, I thought why not make a…

Salmon & Potato Salad with Herby Yoghurt Dressing

In the last six months I’ve gone from living at home with my parents to living with my own family. I work quite long hours, have an 11 year old step-daughter, who goes in and out of vegetarian phases and requires good nutritionally balanced food to support all the things that growing up involves, and…

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…

Traditional Fish Pie

Fish pie is one of my favourite dinners, I make it regularly and in so many different variations but when I decided to share it on the blog I thought I’d go down the traditional route as it’s simple, tasty and can’t be beaten. Everyone loves simple hearty home cooking done properly and this version…

Mother Mash, Soho

I can’t really remember now how I found out about Mother Mash initially, but being a great pie lover I put it straight on the list and on discovering that you can choose from six different types of mash I made sure it went to the top! Now I’ll be honest, my first experience at…

Vegetable Risotto

Here’s another great vegetarian recipe I made while Alex was visiting. To be honest, this one I probably wouldn’t put any meat in anyway… except for maybe a few bacon lardons if I was in the mood. I’m a huge huge fan of risotto, there’s something deliciously indulgent about it and since it was Christmas…