Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Silver Spring Sale

To celebrate spring being here I'm having a Silver Spring Sale in my Etsy shop, boiiing over there and have a look 👀😊Oh Yes Yes Etsy Shop

Friday, 7 April 2017

Shepherdess' Pie / Mushroom & Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Another of the recipes I'm trying to get off scraps of paper so that I can find them easier.

This is also nice with a spoon full of Marmite in as well to give it a richer flavour.  Carrots added give a nice splash of colour as well, but then I suppose it would be more of a Cottage Pie?  It is handier if you already have left over mashed potatoes from the day before as it saves a pan ;0)

Shepherdess' Pie


  • 6oz Green Lentils
  • Onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • can Chopped Tomatoes
  • 8oz Button Mushrooms, halved
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 1/4 lbs Potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 2oz Cheese, grated


Boil Lentils in water then simmer until done.

Oven on Gas 6/200 C

Fry Onions and Garlic until golden.

Stir in Mushrooms, Henderson's Relish, Paprika, Black Pepper.  Add Tomatoes.  Cook for 5 mins.

Mix with Lentils.  Transfer to an oven dish.  

Spoon Mashed Potatoes on the top, sprinkle with Cheese.

Bake for approx 30 mins until lightly golden.

Before cooking

Done, ready to nosh

Gratuitous photo of my kitchen helper keeping the radiator warm for me 
and watching the cheese in case I drop any ;0)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Spicy Lentil Lasagna

Need to put some of my recipes somewhere as the scrappy bits of paper I have them written on aren't looking so great and hopefully they should be easier for me to find on here rather than rummaging round in cupboards and I actually remembered to take photos while cooking this time.  
This isn't a food blog and I'm not an exceptional cook, it's more for my benefit, so if you do decide to try it and want to alter anything or whatever to suit your own tastes please do.  This lasagna is only slightly spicy more warming really.  I used a medium sized dish for us and then a separate smaller one for my eldest to take back with him, he's moved out but still appreciates any food going his way and his washing doing ;0)

Spicy Lentil Lasagna


  • Onion
  • 2 sticks Celery
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Mustard powder
  • 12 oz Red Lentils
  • 1 3/4 pt Stock
  • can chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • Coriander
  • Lasagna sheets
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 pt natural Yogurt
  • 4 oz Cheddar Cheese


Chop onion, celery and garlic, fry in olive oil for 5 mins until softened.

Add mustard and spices, cook 1 min.

Stir in lentils.

Add stock, tomatoes, tomato puree and seasonings, black pepper.  
Bring to slow boil, cover and simmer for 1/4 hour.

Oven gas 6 or 200 C

Layer lentils and lasagna, ending with lentils.

Beat eggs with yogurt and grated cheese.

Spread yogurt mixture on top of lasagna, sprinkle with more grated cheese.

Cook for approx 35 mins, until golden brown on top.