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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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Category Archives: Soups
Sausage and Lentil Soup
Sausages never fail do they? I don’t know if its the same in your family – although I’m guessing it is – but whenever we have sausages for supper there’s very little problem getting everyone to clean their plates! But … Continue reading
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Two-for-One: Roast Tomato and Red Pepper Soup and Roast Tomato and Marscapone Pasta
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
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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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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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Roast Carrot, Tomato and Coriander Soup
Did your Mum tell you that eating carrots makes you see in the dark? Mine certainly did, and I’ve even heard myself repeat it to my children but always somewhat hesitantly as I wasn’t sure if it was rooted in … Continue reading
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A visit to the Lake District and Chunky Pea and Ham Soup
We have just been on holiday in the Lake District, which was just great – a lovely relaxation after the busy-ness of the past few weeks. The weather was brilliant – fantastic sunshine but really cold. Walking along in the … Continue reading
Chicken and Leek Soup
It’s been a strange year, hasn’t it? I was taking photos like this, of all the autumn colours only a couple of weeks ago, when we should have moved gradually into winter ages ago! Now – almost overnight – we’ve … Continue reading
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