Hi, my name is Annie!
As a busy working mum I'm always looking for ways to save time (and money) in the kitchen but still produce healthy home-cooked meals. Here you can read about my continuing attempts to make delicious quick - & cheap - meals in no time! (and a few other recipes too...).
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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
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
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
What do you make with leftover lamb? Roast lamb is one of my favorite meals, but I’ve always found it difficult to find recipes that work with leftover lamb. I’ve tried a ragu, shepherds pie, lamb curry – but somehow … Continue reading
If you do a search on Google for ‘Tomato Sauce’ you will get over 20 million hits (- in 0.38 seconds – I wish I could think that fast!). But I still think it’s worth giving you this recipe. It … Continue reading
Smoked Mackerel has become one of our favorite foods in the last few months. It seems to just about have it all, doesn’t it? One of the oily fish – healthy, bursting with omega-3s and one of the foods that … Continue reading
Entertaining on a weekday can make for some interesting challenges, can’t it? The ideal is a sumptuous meal (of course), prepared with minimum effort, in not very much time, which will deeply impress your guests. Or so we hope. This … Continue reading
One of the tricks that people suggest to save money on your meals is to bulk out your meals with lentils and pulses. I have to admit that I’ve never been sure how that would go – or how they … Continue reading