Celery, Swede & Chickpea Bake. Vegan

Celery, Swede & Chickpea Bake. Vegan

I picked up a couple of heads of celery on yellow sticker this week. I wanted to make something main coursey with at least one of them. I had a little google and looked at Pinterest and came up with this vegan celery, swede and chickpea bake. There was a lot about...
UK Money Bloggers Summer Giveaway

UK Money Bloggers Summer Giveaway

If we’ve known each other a while, you’ll probably know that I am a member of UK Money Bloggers, a group of around 300 people who write about all things money related. If you have a money related query, one of us will likely know the answer! At Easter, one...
The garden in July

The garden in July

I took a few pictures of the garden this week. It’s been looking really good this year. I usually buy a basil plant and put it in a large pot, it lasts all summer. I’ve tried keeping one in the house over winter, but they really don’t like it and...
Quick Banana Bread

Quick Banana Bread

This is such a classic recipe, and we haven’t got one on Thrifty Lesley. Tass, a Facebook member, supplied this delicious sounding quick banana bread recipe way back in 2015. We do get through quite a lot of bananas, but in summer, they go brown and overripe...
Competition – copy of Tin Can Cook

Competition – copy of Tin Can Cook

It’s ages since I run the last competition and I’ve been meaning to set this one up for a while. I’ve been distracted by doing lots of work to improve the way Google can find the blog. I enjoy writing and blahing onto you here, but not so much all...
Progress on the loft and on the blog

Progress on the loft and on the blog

Thrifty Lesley It’s ages since I’ve done just a catch up post, so I thought I’d do one today. This has partly been triggered by some blogmin I’ve been doing. I’ve been blogging for over 6 years now, but haven’t really been doing all...
Tomato & Almond Patè

Tomato & Almond Patè

I had the cookery group round this week and we made some really tasty things. This Tomato & Almond Patè is deeply savoury and utterly delicious. It would make a great sandwich filler / toast topper / jacket potato topping. Or let it down a little and stir it...
A myriad of 5 Things

A myriad of 5 Things

Many newer readers may not know that I helped to build a wonderful site called cheap family recipes which was written to feed your family for £100 a month. The original site is now only available on Wayback, but someone has reloaded most of it from there with a...
Submit A Recipe Of Your Own To Thrifty Lesley

Submit A Recipe Of Your Own To Thrifty Lesley

There are masses of great budget recipes on Thrifty Lesley, and there’s always room for another cheap family recipe. Got a dish everyone loves, that your family ask for again and again? Found something new that you are desperate to share? The Facebook group...
Ink Cartridge Recycling

Ink Cartridge Recycling

I write about budget meals and eating super cheaply here and on Facebook and when I saw some envelopes recently at a charity thing asking for used ink cartridges, I had a thought. Did you know that you can help raise charitable funds simply by recycling your ink...