Food & Drink

Welcome to our family friendly food and drink page where we bring you great recipes that both grownups and children will love to cook together, eat together and stay healthy together.

Family Friendly Recipes 

Allotment cobbler – Vegan Recipe

By Katy Beskow, from 15 Minute Vegan Comfort Food by Katy Beskow (Quadrille, £15) Photography © Dan Jones Serves 4 Carbon emissions: 0.63kg per serving Homemade meat-free comfort food at its best. Ingredients For the scone-dumplings 160g self-raising flour, plus extra...

Aubergine, olive and butter bean cassoulet Recipe (Vegan)

By Katy Beskow, from 15 Minute Vegan Comfort Food by Katy Beskow (Quadrille, £15) Photography © Dan Jones Serves 4 Carbon emissions: 0.55kg per serving Aubergine soaks up the wonderful flavours of oregano and cinnamon in this moreish cassoulet. Serve straight to the...

Herby pea soup

By Katy Beskow, from 15 Minute Vegan Comfort Food by Katy Beskow (Quadrille, £15) Photography © Dan Jones Serves 4 Carbon emissions: 0.56kg per serving This soup is delicious as part of a picnic. Ladle into an insulated flask while hot and swirl over the soya cream...

Jamie Oliver Weekend Shepard’s Pie Recipe

I just spotted that Jamie Oliver has posted a great weekend family friendly Shepard's Pie recipe on Facebook so I thought I'd share it with you here. As Jamie says "With crispy potato all the way round and gorgeous tender meat in the middle, this is incredible.". It's...

Nigella’s Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Roast Potatoes Recipe

My family love this and I'm planning to do it for Sunday lunch tomorrow. By pure chance Nigella just shared the recipe on Facebook so I thought I'd post a link to it. Updated Jan 8th: I thought I'd upload a quick picture of this after I'd cooked it for lunch today....

Weekend Family Roast Lamb with Thyme and Spring Vegetables Recipe

Roast Lamb with Thyme and Spring Vegetables If your family fancy a change this weekend, how about serving your roast with a medley of seasonal spring vegetables and a delicious white wine sauce?  Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: approximately 50 minutes...

Weekend family Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary Recipe

Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary, coated with Honey and Mustard  Sunday lunch traditionally is a time for families to come together and feast on juicy new-season roast lamb with all the trimmings.  Spring leg of lamb is perfect for feeding a large gathering and...

Chantenay Carrots, looking for recipes?

One of my most popular blogs recently was a look at Chantenay carrots as a great family friendly vegetable. Children in particular seem to love the idea of easting a whole baby carrot.  If you haven't already read the original blog I'd urge you to go back and read it....

Quick & simple, healthy, Lasagne by Jamie Oliver

We love Jamie's new budget family friendly Lasagne Recipe My family love Lasagne and over the years I've mostly used the Lasagne recipe from Jamie's School Dinners.  That's great but relatively expensive and time consuming to put together and not as healthy as it...

Chicken and Chantenay Carrot Bang Bang Salad

Making the most of Chantenay Carrots I love carrots, raw, roasted, boiled, mashed, you name it! They add great colour, flavour and texture to a plate and they can be used in so many ways.  I like to write about seasonal ingredients but Chantenay Carrots are a little...

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Linda Garrould

High View, Wreningham, Norfolk,
NR16 1BH