Not sure what to cook? Our 2-course Mother's Day menu has done the thinking for you

Arguably the most thoughtful gift you could give mum this year – follow these recipes to make her a delicious homemade 2-course dinner 


If your mum has requested no presents, just your presence this Mother’s Day – this is the perfect way to treat her. Even if she’s sent you a wish list, let’s face it, our mums deserve the world and what’s more thoughtful than cooking up a 2-course dinner in her honour? Packed with flavour and not too tricky to make – here are two recipes you'll enjoy making, and she will definitely enjoy tucking into.  


For main: Pearl barley and pumpkin risotto  

Made with delicious pearl barley (that’s high in fibre) instead of rice, this is comfort food without all the calories (unless you add mountains of parmesan, which let’s be honest we recommend). With parsley, pumpkin, basil, shallots and lemon, every bite of this colourful dish will welcome new flavours.   


Click here for the pearl barley and pumpkin risotto recipe.


For dessert: Vegan cheesecake with orange caramel  

Yes, we know, cheesecake is usually a bit of an easy dessert option, but hear us out. This take on the classic is far easier than a crème brûlée but looks a lot more finessed than your standard cheesecake. With a baked nutty crumble and deliciously sweet orange caramel – mum is guaranteed to love you even more after her first bite.  


For the vegan cheesecake and orange caramel recipe, click here.

Jessy Deans

Jessy Deans

Jessy Deans is a copywriter with a strong appetite for thought-provoking stories, travel and anything covered in white chocolate. With a background working in the fast-paced television industry, she has learnt the importance of self-care and downtime and believes there’s no such thing as too many candles. She is passionate and committed to her lifelong search for the perfect meal and subscribes to the doctrine that ‘if you can’t love yourself, how are you going to love somebody else’ (Ru Paul).