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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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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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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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Chicken Kurma

This is one of our family standbys – simple, reasonably quick and not expensive. I’ve cooked it for years and it’s always popular – a good solid four star meal. So having packed Student Son off to Uni after a … 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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