Healthy, low-cost dishes to make you smile

About Me

I am a writer and mum of two and I love cooking for friends and family. I naturally gravitate toward more healthy dishes – obviously with a few treats thrown in. But I don’t think you need to spend a fortune to have delicious, high quality and nutritious meals and can make amazing meals with easily found and reasonably priced ingredients. And it shouldn’t take forever. Because quite frankly I don’t have long to do anything!

This blog is all the ‘fault’ of chef and MasterChef presenter John Torode. I was on the first series  of the UK show and when I went to interview him for work 13 years later he remembered me. As I left he said, ‘So you decided not to do anything with food then?’ My stomach sank. I felt I had missed out on a life more foodie. Why? With increasing requests for recipes from friends and colleagues, I decided to right that wrong in some small way.

So here is my blog. It’s food I eat, I like to cook and hope you will enjoy too.

Caro xx

2 thoughts on “About Me”

  • Hi, I love your Blog,! I am a secret foodie (or simply very greedy – I think the latter!) and try and keep my greediness in check by eating healthy meals and buying cookery books, so discovering your Blog is a great treat.
    My Mum and I are gardeners with tomatoes in the greenhouse and runner beans overwhelming the kitchen at the moment. Tonight I made lemon risotto with runner beans and it was delicious. You have inspired me to keep trying new recipes and mixing fresh ingredients with pulses. I am definitely trying the Mexican bean casserole. By the way, I love my Slow Cooker., it’s so great for deeply tasty stews and sauces (or does that make me lazy as well?)
    Please keep writing and cooking, you have a new fan!

    • I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog! Homegrown tomatoes are the best – so much more flavour! Do try the Tomato Soup recipe here – fab for a glut of tomatoes and with some secret stalks as well for an incredible fresh flavour.

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