This is such an easy, cheap pasta recipe that uses every day ingredients, can be prepared in advance and has all the elements of a well balanced meal. I often make it and stick it in the oven on a timer so it bakes while we are at after-school clubs, therefore avoiding the 45 minute… Continue reading Chicken, Leek & Tomato Pasta Bake
With a deal on at our local farm shop for 1kg of flat mushrooms for £1.99, I had a lot of mushrooms to cook this week! The kids love lasagna so I’ve come up with this vegetarian version using the meaty, flat mushrooms as the main ingredient and it’s gone down a storm! It’s cheap… Continue reading Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna
If you are looking for a classic pie recipe then you are in the wrong place- sorry! Pies have always scared me a bit, pastry has never been my thing and frankly, life is too short to be making puff pastry from scratch! The ready rolled, shop bought stuff is so easy to use, works… Continue reading Easy Cheaters Chicken Pies
Having got the kids to eat (and love) sweet potato in fish cakes, I’ve managed to made it a double with these sweet potato and chorizo fritters. Not only do they contain a good portion of veg (including the infamous sweet potato), they are also quick, cheap and easy, so an ideal mid-week family meal.… Continue reading Sweet Potato & Chorizo Fritters
This is such an easy, cheap pasta recipe that uses every day ingredients, can be prepared in advance and has all the elements of a well balanced meal. It can be served all by itself or with a side salad and is great for using up leftover gammon or even substitute leftover chicken or pork.… Continue reading Ham, Broccoli & Bacon Pasta Bake
Unlike most children, my three are not fans of sweet potato and though they love sweet potato muffins and think it’s carrot when I make vegetable chips, if I try to serve it as a jacket or mash, they will flatly refuse! I was therefore taking a bit of a risk with this recipe as… Continue reading Easy Salmon and Sweet Potato Fishcakes
This fritter recipe is super easy, quick and cheap to make. You can vary the type and proportion of vegetables within the fritter, just make sure they are fairly dry- sweetcorn and spinach work well. Check out our Veg & Bacon Fritters for a meaty variation or layer these up with some ham, salami or… Continue reading Cheesy Carrot, Courgette & Pea Fritter Stacks
Despite a few setbacks, summer is finally here! We are eating salad by the bucket load, so I’ve been looking for ways to jazz it up a bit and maybe sneak in some salad veg that might not usually make it onto the plate in its natural form! This recipe is basically a chilled, gazpacho… Continue reading Super Summer Salad Soup!
This easy and frugal mince recipe uses lentils to bulk it out. It makes 500g of minced beef stretch a lot further than most other bolognese and chilli recipes and the great thing is, no one will notice the lentils as they literally disappear! Not only is this good for the budget, but also perfect if you are… Continue reading Beef & Lentil Beany Tacos
Pasta is our number one, go to, store cupboard ingredient. It’s quick, cheap and easy to prepare as well as being extremely versatile, with a little imagination! Here are our favourite recipes, along with some handy tips and tricks to ensure great flavour but still a healthy option! They are all highly versatile, allowing ingredients to be… Continue reading Our Favourite, Quick, Pasta Recipes!