Beetroot burgers

Beetroot burgers

In our ongoing mission to have more purple portions I tried these – beetroot burgers. Packed full of veg and all the goodness that implies, and if it is of interest to you, it is vegetarian, vegan if you leave out the egg, and gluten free too (use gf oats). This...
Bean and Quinoa, Lemon and Herb Salad

Bean and Quinoa, Lemon and Herb Salad

This recipe was one that the U3A made when the group came to my house for our monthly meeting. I had been looking through Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More for inspiration and found this lovely salad. This is my version of it Bean and Quinoa, Lemon and Herb Salad...
An Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara

An Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara

This post was last revisited, repriced and updated in April 2018 Inspired by the Great British Budget Menu, I thought I would have a look at the Carbonara recipe I use and see how much it costs. One of my favourite recipe books, and I have a few! is the Italian...
Bacony tomatoey pasta

Bacony tomatoey pasta

This recipe was suggested by Ailsa Jones on the Facebook group. I would link to it, but I can’t now find it! I forgot the garlic and the smoked paprika mind, and they would both be lovely additions. Bacony tomatoey pasta Priced at Asda, September 2017 100g...
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, equipment or skills, although...
Valentine’s Day Ideas on a budget

Valentine’s Day Ideas on a budget

It’s Valentine’s Day on Wednesday 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, and...
Pork meatballs with added veg and barley

Pork meatballs with added veg and barley

I bought 2 packs of yellow sticker pork mince recently. There was a post on the Facebook group talking about some meatballs from Waitrose which had added vegetables and pearl barley. I thought these sounded lovely, so decided to use some of the mince to experiment....
Something different, a savoury Christmas crumble

Something different, a savoury Christmas crumble

I had a yen to make a vegetable crumble today with a Christmas theme. So I gathered together as many seasonal things as I had, and this is what I came up with. It just happens to be vegan and dairy free if that is of interest. Christmas Crumble Crumble Topping 100ml...
Vegetable and hummus pie

Vegetable and hummus pie

This lovely and very easy to make pie is the one we made in my cookery group this week. I found the recipe in Delicious, but have changed it a bit. Very flexible and very delicious, doesn’t take very long and is vegan too for those that want to know. I’ve...
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