Chicken & BroccoliLaura's Chicken & Broccoli

Our LauraThis recipe combines chicken and broccoli with a cheesy sauce that's a hit with everyone.

The technique of using the cheese sauce helps fussy eaters to try different vegetables.


Bizarrely this is a recipe that serves 3 people.


Pre-heat oven to 190°C.

Bring a pan of water to the boil. Place chicken breasts in boiling water, reduce to simmer, cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

Meanwhile cook the broccoli.

Place cooked broccoli in baking dish, place cooked chicken on top

Melt margarine in glass bowl in microwave for 40 secs. Stir in the flour to make a paste. Stir in a little milk to make a thicker paste, then add rest of milk and stir well.

Cook in microwave for 3½ - 5 minutes until thickened and bubbling. Stirring with whisk about every minute to make sure all ingredients are blended and there are no lumps.

Pour sauce over chicken and broccoli and top with grated cheese.

Cook for 30 minutes in pre-heated oven and serve.

Sausages !Mike's Sausage Surprise

MikeThis recipe went down very well (literally, as we dropped half of it on the floor) at a recent workshop. Fortunately, the surviving bit was a hit.

Thanks to Mike and Louise for some excellent eating escapades. To find out what other fascinating things Mike can do with a sausage be sure to visit the People Change Matters website.


Serves 4.


1. Roast the potatoes. Preheat the oven to fan 180°C / conventional 200°C / gas mark 6. Cut the potatoes into halves or quarters depending on the size and put them into a large roasting tin. Drizzle with the olive oil and roast for 10 mins.

2. Add the sausages. Take the tin out of the oven and snuggle the sausages in between the potatoes so that they sit on the bottom of the tin. Now roast for another 20 mins turning the sausages over at half time so that they brown all over.

3. Make the sauce. While you're waiting for the sausages to cook, gently heat the marmalade, mustard and cider in a small pan, stirring all the time until the marmalade has melted. Increase the heat and boil for a few minutes until reduced by half.

4. Finish the cooking. Pour the sauce over the sausages and potatoes and toss gently together. Scatter the rosemary sprigs on top, return to the oven and cook for a further 10 minutes until golden brown and sticky with the glaze. Sprinkle with salt and coarsely ground black pepper before serving.