Category Archives: Quick Meals

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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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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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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Creamy Chicken and Tomato pasta

I use this blog as my cook book – except of course for those recipes I haven’t shared with you yet! So every now and then I update them when I find an easier/quicker way to make them. This is … Continue reading

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Cheesey BBQ Piadinas

We had a lovely, lovely holiday in Italy last summer during which we saw amazing sights and ate out at a lot of fantastic restaurants. Interestingly, amongst all the gorgeous meals, one of the nicest we had was eating from … Continue reading

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Leftover Lamb, Pea and Rosemary Pasties

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

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One of those weeks…and a Budget Recipe: Turkish Peppers and Eggs

Do you ever have weeks that don’t go quite how you planned them? Last week was one of those weeks from the culinary point of view. We didn’t do Live Below the Line, but I put together a £15 menu … Continue reading

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Ham and Lentil Stew

This Ham and Lentil Stew recipe came out of a wish to use up a ton of cooked ham I had sometime last year. It is warm and comforting and substantial enough to serve up for a weekday supper and … Continue reading

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Menu Plan : Quick Budget Recipes

One thing I’ve learned in my cost-cutting efforts is that if you want to make things cheaply it usually means cooking from scratch. Or, at least, cooking more from scratch than you did before. And that of course often takes … Continue reading

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Bacon and Lentil Soup

The last low cost weeklymenu plan should probably have been called ‘Lentil Week’ in our house! (I wonder if there is one?) First there was the Lamb and Lentil Curry with peas, then the Lamb pasties – both of which … Continue reading

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