Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Tart

As recipes go, I almost feel like this is a bit of a cop out because there’s absolutely zero skill involved but the result is absolutely scrumptious so I’m sharing it with you anyway. Puff pastry tarts make such a great midweek meal as you can buy the ready-rolled sheet, plonk a few things on…

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, Spinach & Ricotta Tortilla Pizza

I really love cooking fish for dinner. I’m a big fish fan and it’s generally so much quicker and easier to cook well than meat. It is also lighter and less fatty. However, it’s one of those things I have a limited number of ways to cook in my repertoire. Roast it and serve with…

Cheesy Pesto Salmon Puff Parcels

As much as I believe in cooking from scratch and doing as much as you can yourself, there are some ingredients that are worth cheating on. I like to make my own pastry from time to time when I’ve got a whole weekend day to spare and I’ve got loads of time to spend in…

Pesto Chicken Kebabs

How weird has the weather been lately?! An early summer one minute and then a sudden drop back into winter. Apparently it will be picking up again this weekend though! Barbecues are VERY popular in my house and the second there’s even a hint of a sunshine or warmth the coals get lit. A few…

Sweet Onion & Mozzarella with Pesto & Tomato Bruschetta Platter

I was doing a big dinner for my family and The Boyfriend last weekend and I wanted to make a starter to go with it, something really tasty but also quick and simple so that I could quickly throw it together while the main dish was cooking. Running with my Italian themeĀ (the main was beef…

Basil & Walnut Pesto

Pesto absolutely has to be one of my favourite things of all time. I could happily eat nothing but pasta with pesto for the rest of my life I love it so much, it’s quite astonishing that it’s actually taken me until now to have a go at making my own, especially considering how simple…

Ham & Avocado Salad with Pesto Mayonnaise Lunchbox

The Saucepot’s Lunchbox is back! Apologies for the silence of late. My kitchen has been undergoing a complete overhaul and it’s been fairly impossible to cook and/or prepare any food, but we are now back in working order and back to business as usual! Quite frankly I’m relieved, I was getting fed up of takeaways…