Dessert

Spiced Blackberry & Pear Crumble

As blackberries are really coming in to their own now and I have seen a heap of my online friends foraging for the beautiful, deep purple fruit. I thought I’d inspire you all to throw them in to a gently spiced, super comforting crumble. Amazingly simple to make, fulfilling and not overly sweet, I promise you will be making this over and over in to the autumn.

Paired up with just ripe conference pears, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves it is the perfect balance of naturally sweet with an after hit of spicy warmth. All you need to do is, top the fresh out of the oven crumble, with deliciously vanilla melting ice cream. I hope it becomes a firm favourite in your household.

Spiced Blackberry and Pear Crumble | The Mother Cooker

Sides

Hasselback Potatoes with Pesto

Welcome to my new series on the blog: sides. To me, sides are extremely important, I sometimes eat more of them than the main meal. I’ve been known to go to a restaurant and make a meal out of a few sides. So I thought, I can’t be the only one who values them so much? So where best to start than with potatoes, comforting, cheap and so versatile.

Hasselback Potatoes with Pesto | The Mothercooker

Salads

Simple Peach and Prosciutto Salad

As we are about to head in to July and the beginning of peach season, I thought I would make a super simple salad containing them. Juicy and sweet and perfectly combined with salty prosciutto, creamy avocado, peppery rocket and finished with a honey and thyme dressing. I feel like a bit of a cheat calling this a ‘recipe’ as it really is so simple to pull together. Just griddle the peaches and whip up the dressing, five minutes to a tasty lunch.

Peach and Prosciutto Salad | The Mother Cooker

30 Minutes or Less

Simple Spaghetti

Guys, I’ve given up bread. This is my fifth day without it and I can genuinely say that I am seeing buttery baguettes everywhere I look. So I have to fill the void with another carb, my main love: pasta. I suppose I’ve been quite good for a while now as I replaced white pasta with wholemeal quite some time ago. But I still like to indulge, this is one of the things I make on repeat for myself. It is super simple but amazingly delicious and if like me, you love tomatoes; this one is for you. Before I get to the recipe, I’d like to point you in the direction of this amazing pan my Mom bought me for my birthday. It’s a Paella pan from Wilko, but I genuinely think I will be cooking everything in it, everything.

Simple Spaghetti | The Mother Cooker