Category Archives: Quick Meals

Two-for-One Budget recipes: Lamb and Lentil Curry with Peas and Lamb Pasties

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

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Chicken, Courgette and Feta Crustless Quiche

During my recent browsing on the internet for recipes to use up leftover chicken, I came across this delicious Chicken and Feta Frittata. True to form I fiddled a bit, added in some leftover vegetables and thought I would try … Continue reading

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Creamy Pasta with Roast Vegetables

This is really simple food (my favourite sort!) It’s one of those recipes that we have regularly on busy days – a really easy weekday supper that you can just pop in the oven till its done. To cut down … Continue reading

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A Picture of Success! And three Make-in-the-Microwave Pasta Sauces

OK – I agree, this picture might not look very exciting at first glance – but I was VERY pleased to get it! You may wonder why a picture of a tray of flapjacks is something to get excited about. … Continue reading

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Smoked Mackerel Fishcakes

This picture may need a bit of explaining, but I need your help for this. Close your eyes – no, that won’t work – Wake up your taste buds and just imagine: a forkful of creamy fishcake … flavoured with … Continue reading

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Not all goes to plan… and a Budget Recipe: Mushroom Carbonara

As we all know, the best plans can go awry. One such thing was the third recipe in this weeks budget menu: Coley Korma. It was not a success. I can’t blame anyone else for this – I made it … Continue reading

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Peach Ice-cream – in 5 minutes

This ice-cream should probably come with a warning or two. Firstly – this ice-cream is so gorgeous that you may find yourself making it far too often and eating far too much of it. Secondly – it’s not a quiet … Continue reading

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Greek Pasta Salad

Maybe its the fact that we had MONTHS of rain without let up (it seemed) and it’s now time for change – or maybe its the fact that we went on holiday to a really hot sunny country (always a … Continue reading

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Salmon with orange and watercress sauce

Salmon fillet is one of those foods that we all turn to for summer entertaining. Or – particularly when its on offer in the shops, as it is now – for quick suppers at home. This is a really quick, … Continue reading

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Grilled Peaches with Raspberry Sauce

Finally! I’ve been meaning to make these peaches for a couple of weeks now, but somehow not quite managing to. Which is a shame as it’s a really quick simple recipe which everyone loves – even my children who aren’t … Continue reading

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