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Chicken Passanda

from Good Housekeeping A very tasty creamy, mildly spicy curry slightly adapted from a recipe from Good Housekeeping Money saving tip: Use chicken thighs rather than breast. Approximate cost: £2.62 for 2 (£1.31 each) (Prices are current from Sainsburys web-site … Continue reading

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Macaroni Cheese

Learning to cook can be hard! Especially if its every evening AND made more difficult by not wanting to spend much money. So over the next few weeks I’m hoping to post a number of easy, cheap and relatively quick … Continue reading

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Chicken in Ginger and LIme

**updated 18th Feb 2017 to a much simpler version** This recipe was inspired by one my husband saw on day-time TV years ago when recovering from a back injury. It’s been a long-term favourite in our house. it doesn’t take … Continue reading

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Once a Week Cooking – Five suppers for £30

It’s week 3 of our Once a Week Cooking regime and most of the meals are stashed away in the freezer waiting to be eaten – which is great – particularly as it’s going to be rather a busy week. … Continue reading

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Cook Once – Eat Twice! Lamb Meatballs with Feta – Two ways

Don’t you just love those recipes that you can serve up in a number of different ways – cook double one night and serve it up looking like a whole new meal the next day (it saves all those groans … Continue reading

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Once a Week (Budget) Cooking: and a £26 menu plan

If you’ve been here before you will know that I am a fan of Once a Month Cooking – at least for 29 days of the month. All those lovely stress free suppers are just brilliant! My problem is Cooking … Continue reading

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£27 Make Ahead Menu Plan

The dust-sheets are gone and it’s time to fill the freezer again. But this month I’m finding it difficult to find the time (and – ok I admit! – the inclination) to spend a whole day cooking, so I’m going … Continue reading

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No-cook Tomato and Feta Sauce

What can you cook for supper when your kitchen is covered in dust-sheets and there is sawdust everywhere? [Finally – having left it FAR too long – we have sanded down our lovely wooden kitchen worktops to re-oil them. So … Continue reading

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Baking for the Freezer

I’ve been singing the praises of Once a Month cooking for a while now, but if I’m honest a whole day of cooking can get pretty tedious. This time it took 7 hours – and I ended up spreading it … Continue reading

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Easy Cheese Crackers (91 pence)

As you’ve probably realised I’m into all things freezeable and frozen at the moment. This is one such recipe. It’s very easy – and quick – and tasty – and you can freeze the crackers and cook from frozen. Delicious … Continue reading

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