I’m passionate about food, and love cooking and eating well for less.
My favourite recipes are quick and easy, using low cost ingredients. If I can persuade the entire family to eat them, so much the better.
Here are links to the tried and tested recipes I’ve posted in the past. I’ve sorted them out into Savoury, Soups, Sweet and Live Below the Line, in attempt to make it easier to find relevant recipes.
Some recipes I chuck together myself, but I also love trying out new recipes from a whole hoard of books, blogs, websites, magazines and supermarket recipe cards.
Where I’ve cooked other people’s food, I’ve tried to include links to both my blog post and the original recipe where possible.
Do let me know if you have a go, I’d love to know! And if there are particular recipes you’d like me to include, just say.
Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Salad
Chicken – Stretching One Chicken Over Many Meals
Cranberry Sauce for Christmas
Easy One Pan White Fish, Chorizo and New Potatoes
Fishcakes (blog post, with recipe by I Can Cook)
Galettes with ham, cheese and buckwheat flour (blog post, with recipe by Natural Kitchen Adventures here)
Kedgeree, using smoked fish
Marmalade glazed gammon
Mega macaroni and cheese
Meal planning ideas (not so much recipes, as a list of suggestions)
More meal ideas (again, ideas rather than recipes)
Mumma Jack’s Best Ever (Veggie) Chilli (blog post, with recipe by Jack Monroe here)
Pie with Leftover Pork, Gravy and Apple Sauce
Roast Pork with Crackling
Speedy Biryani (blog post, with recipe by the Children’s Food Trust)
Soda Bread (blog post, with recipe by Jack Monroe here)
Toad in the Hole
Yogurt Cream Cheese aka Labne (blog post, with recipe by Natural Kitchen Adventures here)
Bacon & Lentil Soup (blog post, with actual recipe on Mirror Online)
Butternut Squash & Red Pepper Soup (blog post, with actual recipe on Mirror Online)
Carrot & Coriander Soup (blog post, with actual recipe on Mirror Online)
Leftover Stalks and Leaves Soup
Pea, Mint and Ham Soup
Super Speedy Storecupboard Minestrone Soup (blog post, with actual recipe on Mirror Online)
Bargain Best Ever Chocolate Brownie
Chocolate Cake for Birthdays
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cheesecake, Easy Peasy Lemon, Raspberry and Ginger (blog post and recipe by Mary Berry here)
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Victoria Sponge
Lemon Drizzle Cake
New Zealand Biscuits
Pancakes for the weekend
Raisin cookies (blog post, with NetMums recipe here)
Wild Strawberry Muffins
LIVE BELOW THE LINE
The Live Below the Line campaign involves feeding yourself on £1 a day for 5 days, to help combat global poverty.
I’ve taken the challenge three times, raising money for children’s charity UNICEF.
Live Below the Line is the reason I started this blog, and the links might help anyone when money is really tight.
Bacon and broccoli pasta
Bacon, mushroom and tomato pasta
Boiled egg on toast (not really a recipe!)
Carrot and kidney bean burgers and with egg fried rice (original recipe from A Girl Called Jack here)
Carrot and ginger soup
Chickpea and potato curry (original recipe from Penny’s Recipes here)
Curried bean and tomato soup
Egg and bacon fried rice
Egg sandwich with tomato and vegetable soup
Kidney bean and sweetcorn chill with rice and green beans
Mock minestrone soup
Mushroom and potato frittata
Oat pancakes with pineapple, yogurt and pineapple syrup
Pea and cheese risotto
Pea and mushroom risotto
Pea, bacon and cauliflower soup
Pea soup with oat flatbreads and cream cheese
Porridge with banana
Porridge with grated apple
Porridge with pineapple chunks
Scrambled eggs on toast
Sweet and sour bacon and pineapple fried rice
Sweet and sour egg fried rice
I wrote up four of the 2015 recipes for Mirror Online here.
Eating on as little as £1 a day depends on stretching limited shopping over several days, so here are the shopping lists and meal plans I used:
Shopping List 2015 (£5 for 1 person, veggie version)
Meal Plan 2015
Shopping List for 2014 (£10 for 2 people, based around chicken and flour)
Meal Plan 2014
Shopping List 2013 (£10 for 2 people, based around bacon)