With most children now at home and it being difficult to get a hold of all the ingredients you may want, we have pulled together a collection of simple, family friendly recipes which parents and carers can use to engage, educate and inspire children at home.
We are focusing on simple, nutritious ingredients which people are likely to have in their store cupboards. Most of the recipes below are easily adaptable and we would encourage you to get creative with the ingredients you have to hand.
Jane Devonshire MasterChef winner 2016, Ren Behan author of Wild Honey and Rye cookbook and travel and food writer Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diaries have kindly shared some of their fabulous recipes.
We hope you enjoy!
This broth base is a real favourite. You can make it a few days in advance and keep it in the fridge or freeze it in portions so that you can put something together quickly when you are really pushed for time. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients; it’s very simple to make and you can serve it with whatever veg you wish.
This Roast Lamb & Rosemary Pie recipe from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diaries includes a homemade pastry recipe that was her Grandmother’s. The pastry is lovely and rich as it’s full of lard and a touch of brown sugar. Her mother used this pastry recipe to make meat pies out of left over roast beef.
This pasta dish of asparagus, smoked salmon and cream cheese is very quick to make with just a few ingredients it’s sure to become a family favourite.
This warm vegetarian salad is quick and easy and perfect for Spring. If you don’t have asparagus courgettes work just as well or try it with any seasonal vegetables, you have to hand.
This super simple recipe from Ren Behan is sure to be a family pleaser. It’s so easy to make using turkey mince which is very lean and great value for money.
If you love Salted Caramel and Chocolate these Oatmeal Bars are for you! You can be sure if there are any little ones around they will enjoy getting chocolaty for this recipe.
We all love a one pot meal and this one by Jane Devonshire is fabulously gluten free. This recipe is a midweek favourite in her household as it’s very easy, tasty, great for freezing and economical too!
This Vegetarian Chilli is an easy, one pot recipe that is full of flavour, low in fat and packed with protein. Serve it with rice, a jacket potato, or sweet potato wedges along with a slice of lime, sliced chilli’s and chopped fresh coriander. Alternatively, in warmer weather, serve simply with a salad.
You will love this recipe by Ren Behan for Rhubarb Oat Crumble. She’s created a healthy dessert or even a warming breakfast. We hope you enjoy and thank you for sharing your recipe with us Ren!