Chunky Ratatouille and Pasta

    This healthy recipe is fantastic for keeping up your veg intake and takes very little time to prepare. At about £8 for all the ingredients, it works out at approximately 70 pence per person. Serves 10-12 Ingredients: 2 medium onions 4 carrots 3 peppers 2 aubergines 4 courgettes 2 cloves garlic 4-5 tbsp… Read More

Slow Cooker Vegetable Casserole with Dumplings

    This is another recipe which can be thrown together in a matter of minutes in the morning, then left to slow cook all day, filling the house with a delicious, comforting aroma as it does so. Feel free to substitute any veg you don’t like with those you do, or to add and… Read More

Chilli Con Carne and Rice

    Quick, easy, relatively cheap and also great with taco shells or wrapped in tortillas – this chilli recipe is a firm family favourite.   Serves 8-10   Ingredients: 500g lean minced beef 500ml tomato passata 1 x 440g tin tomatoes Chilli powder to taste 1 x tin kidney beans 1 onion 2-3 cloves… Read More

Creamy Leek and Potato Bake

    This may be rich and creamy and oh-so-bad for your hips but it’s downright delicious – especially on a cold winter’s day! Serves 10-12   Ingredients: 2 x 600ml Double Cream 2½ – 3kg King Edward or Maris Piper Potatoes 4 large leeks Salt and Pepper 200g cheddar cheese (optional)   Method: Pre-heat… Read More

Potatoes Boulangere

      This is a lovely recipe to have alongside a serving of Boeuf Bourguignon and it’s very cheap to make too! Potatoes Boulangere Ingredients:  2kg peeled potatoes 2oz butter 3 cloves garlic 2 onions (peeled) 12 fl oz vegetable stock 5 fl oz milk 1 tsp of chopped herbs of choice (oregano/thyme/rosemary) Method:… Read More