Lentil Pate

Lentil Pate

I haven’t made this for the longest time. It’s a recipe from my notebook that I got from Weezl, she of Cheap Family Recipes fame. I made it again this week and am enjoying it on a slice of my home made granary bread, toasted, for breakfast.  Do give it a...
Weekly Meal Plan Twelve

Weekly Meal Plan Twelve

Weekly Meal Plan Twelve For this, our twelfth weekly meal plan for 2 adults and 2 children (up to around age 10 needing 1700 calories each), we base it around a whole chicken, bacon, sausage and lots of vegetables. As at 16th February 2019, you will need £37 in your...
Weekly Meal Plan Eleven

Weekly Meal Plan Eleven

Weekly Meal Plan Eleven For this, our eleventh weekly meal plan for 2 adults, we base it around a whole chicken, bacon and lots of vegetables. As at 11th February 2019, you will need £20.28 in your purse at the checkout, but the amount of food actually consumed (if...
Vegan Valentine Meal

Vegan Valentine Meal

Vegan Valentine Meal I’ve been thinking about a celebration meal for this years Valentines Day and decided to do a vegan one this year. Two courses are from the archives, one, the starter, is a new, although very simple, invention. So we have a black olive and...
Lovely veggie Nut balls in a tomato sauce

Lovely veggie Nut balls in a tomato sauce

Lovely veggie Nut balls in a tomato sauce I have been making these rather wonderful nut balls for decades and can’t now remember where I got the original recipe from, I suspect it is a Cranks one. They are very simple to make, not requiring any complicated method,...
Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day on a Budget It’s Valentine’s Day soon and February 14th is the day florists make the most profit, closely followed by Mother’s Day. This is partly because 12 red roses, the classic Valentine’s Day gift, will set you back a huge amount of money,...
Competition – The Curry Guy, Easy

Competition – The Curry Guy, Easy

Competition – The Curry Guy, Easy I am working out how to do competitions. The best way to set them up, what entries to have, and all the other things I have to think about when setting one up. This is the first one, with a smaller prize, to test out the process...
Cabbage, sultana and nut pasta bake

Cabbage, sultana and nut pasta bake

This recipe is inspired by one I found in a recipe book first published in 1994. I’ve been making, and adapting, lots of recipes from it. Amazingly, it’s still in print, and, as a bonus, extremely cheap too! Cabbage, sultana and nut pasta bake Priced at...
A Trio of Vegetable Hummus

A Trio of Vegetable Hummus

A Trio of Vegetable Hummus The U3A cookery group met at my place on Tuesday this week. One of the many things we did was a vegetable hummus made from green peas from Izy Hossacks book, The Savvy Cook.  It was utterly delicious and has inspired me to make many...
Lentil ragu with spaghetti

Lentil ragu with spaghetti

Lentil ragu with spaghetti Made something really good this evening inspired by a recipe from this book. I’ve tweaked it a bit, as you do, so this is my version of it. First printed in 1994 and still in print and extremely cheap from Amazon. Loads of great...