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
There’s always a new kitchen gadget being advertised, from apple cutters to bread makers, they range in their functionality, adaptability and longevity and are all marketed as time savers, easy to use and absolutely worth the expense! But how many of them actually are all of those things? Well, the multi-functioning vegetable chopper would save… Continue reading NutriBullet- Just Another Expensive Gadget?
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
Midweek desserts are always a bit of a tricky one for me. Like many parents, I’m conscious of my children’s sugar intake and so have limited sweets, chocolate, cakes and biscuits to Friday night and the weekend, leaving only fruit, yogurt or homemade flapjacks for midweek desserts. During our recent mini heatwave, we experimented with… Continue reading Healthy, Low Sugar Desserts and Treats