Green Pea Soup aka Clanger Soup

This is one of my daughters’ favourite lunches. It has the huge advantage that you can make it from scratch in about 20 minutes … which is about how long it takes to heat the oven and bake off some part-baked baguettes to go with it.

For this recipe I use my faithful Le Creuset […]

Hot and spicy sausage pasta

This is a fairly quick and very tasty meal.

Recipe: Hot and spicy sausage pasta

Summary: Yummy!

Ingredients 400g pork sausages 1 large red onion, chopped 1tbsp olive oil 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped 150 ml red wine 1 tin of chopped tomatoes a pinch of sugar […]


This traditional Belgian dish makes a very satisfying winter meal. It is good served with crispy baked potatoes and either green beans or broccoli.

To make this dish you will need either a flameproof casserole (e.g. le Creuset) or both a frying pan and an ovenproof casserole. It is easier in the flameproof version since […]


This is not a vegan/vegetarian lasagne since our main interest is in replacing the dairy content of meals whilst retaining as much as possible of the original dishes. However, if you replace the meat sauce part with a lentil or Quorn based tomato sauce, the end result will be as good as your sauce is […]

Cheese Sauce

Cauliflower cheese made with our "cheese" sauce!

Cheese sauce is one of the trickier things to do without dairy products. However, we think we’ve cracked it, starting with a roux-based white sauce as a base. This recipe is slightly fiddly, but persevere as the results are well worthwhile. This sauce […]