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Food with Jude is simply me sharing my love of all things food, so, here you will find such things as recipes, restaurant reviews, local suppliers to try, farm shops, artisan markets and general foodie information which you will hopefully find useful.  So, sit back, relax, and read on.

 

Goats Cheese & Pesto Parcels

These parcels are so easy to make, I don't know why it's been so long since I last made them. Great midweek meal because you're eating them after 30 mins (inc prep). I have only tried green pesto but I'm wondering if red pesto would also work, don't see why not. Ideal if you are vegetarian too, or if like me, you like a few meat free meals during the week. Why not give them a try. You could even make tiny ones as canapes if you are having friends round. 5 ingredients, you can

Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom Pappardelle

Pasta is a midweek staple for me. What I love about it is that you can look at what you have in the fridge and cupboards and pretty much make it into a meal. This is exactly what I did with this recipe. You don't have to use Pappardelle, any flat pasta like linguine or tagliatelle will work well. The cooking time is the time it takes to cook the pasta, which is usually around 10 mins - result! The Recipe Ingredients

Chicken Stir Fry

What could be simpler than a stir fry. The time element comes from the chopping but actually I find that very therapeutic - maybe I'm just an oddball!! (Don't answer that!) I love the colours of a stir fry so mostly tend to go with lots of green ingredients, as when you cook something so quickly you can keep the vibrant colours. Let's face it, most of us eat with our eyes, so your food has to look good. You can use any meat it doesn't have to be chicken, just remember to cu

Beef Stroganoff

I'd eaten Stroganoff many times but never made it myself, so this was a first for me. I'd stocked up with tasty treats from the butcher at the weekend including some diced beef, which was bought with something like this in mind. It was really straightforward to make and very tasty, even if I do say so myself! I made a couple of twists on the "usual" recipe for this, I hope you decide to try it. The Recipe Ingredients

Spicy Aubergine Penne

I love quick and easy cooking but also like to try ingredients that I don't use that often, like aubergines. I mean, what do you do with them? So, this pasta dish is easy but tasty and with the added chilli has a nice kick to it too. How much spice you add is up to your tastebuds! The ingredient list isn't huge, which again, is a bonus .... making it an ideal midweek meal - result! Hopefully this might encourage you to try aubergines too, you might be pleasantly surprised, I

Pasta Bolognese

This is definitely a classic that most of us have tried. This is my version.... and not a jar of Dolmio in sight! The ready made sauces are created for convenience and are, most of the time, loaded with sugar, and to be fair it takes the same time to open a jar of sauce as it does to open a tin of tomatoes, and often it works out cheaper than a pre made sauce ..... so why not got it a go! The Recipe Ingredients 1tbsp olive oil 125g Pasta (I often use Penne) 1 tin of chopped t

Creamy Sausage & Mustard Pasta

We all have recipes we fall back on time after time, and this one is definitely one of those recipes for me. It never fails me and is always comforting, even feels a tad indulgent somehow?! You can use any sort of short pasta such as penne, fusilli or pasta shells (I can't spell that long formal name they have!) as I have tried all of these myself and they all work well although I use penne the most. This recipe makes a good midweek meal, as it doesn't have a long list of ing

Roast Butternut Squash Risotto

Using butternut squash in a risotto was a first for me but it really worked. Funny that when I make a risotto, it nearly always seems to be vegetarian ..... not sure why! I'm sure you'll enjoy this one :-) The Recipe Ingredients 1 butternut squash 1 tbsp olive oil 4 garlic cloves (unpeeled) knob of butter 125g Arborio rice small glass of dry white wine 600ml vegetable stock (made with stock cube) 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley 2 tsp parmesan cheese salt & black pepper Method Pr

 
Homemade Bread

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