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...
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...
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...
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...
Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable Fritters I found this recipe book in a charity shop recently – The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by Sarah Brown. It has some cracking recipes in it. Including this one for Spiced Vegetable Fritters. Others I’m going to try include Layered Mushroom...
Green Pea Hummus Lasagna

Green Pea Hummus Lasagna

I have been exploring swapping out the ragu layer of a lasagna for many other different things. The first was made using a really good lentil ragu which I thought would work well as a lasagna. It was very successful and inspired me to think of lots of other...
Vegan Savoury Loaf Cake

Vegan Savoury Loaf Cake

Following on from the last post about a savoury loaf cake, I experimented today and came up with this vegan version. My silicone mini loaf tins arrived today. I said yesterday that I wouldn’t use all 12, but that’s exactly what I did do today! I’m...
Beetroot Ragu Lasagna

Beetroot Ragu Lasagna

I recently made a really good lentil ragu which I thought would work well as a lasagna. It did and it was very good indeed. This led me to think of other vegetable based mixes that I could substitute for the lentil ragu layer. I’ve come up with a long list of...