Curry isn’t difficult, and can be very cheap. Ingredients for this one was : ~600g chicken thighs (£1.50) 1 packet cheapest passata (or chopped tomatoes) (£0.40) 50g (any) curry powder (£0.40) 1 large / 2 small courgettes (£0.60) 1 aubergine (£0.70) 1 large baking potato (£0.15) Optional – Splash of milk/coconut milk/yogurt/whatever you have 2 … More Curry so easy
I have started another blog called The Empathic Snail for my writings as I seem to be getting that urge. I want to keep the cooking stuff separate from the political, philosophical etc etc heavy stuff so erm yea… here’s the one time link
Which is identical to pack lunch really… I didn’t take any photos of this stir fry when I made it in Sunday because it didn’t look great. But since I’m on my phone, at my work kitchen, eating a pack dinner before heading out, I have the time and the boredom to do it now. … More Dinner before a night out..
It feels like aaaaaages since I last worked a full five-day week, what with Easter and bank holidays, and my habit of taking days off on weeks I have college on the weekends. I’ve learn from experience that I can’t eat more than 3 days of the same food in a row for lunch. So … More Mid-week Stir Fry
I went to Cornwall for Easter and it was an amazing holiday. So relaxing. I think holidays make me sleep more and more lazy though, as I absolutely couldn’t be arsed to make a large week’s worth of stir fry today.. so I made a beef stew in the slow cooker instead. This was a … More Slow Cooked Beef Stew
A great #budget pairing for an expensive theater evening #datewithmyself Rice : 60p, Fish : ~£1.00 If you live in London and are adventurous with seafood, fish and spices, New Loon Moon in Chinatown has an amazing variety of spiced canned fish. My favourite is Mackerel with black beans from Smiling Fish brand.
Home made broth / soup / stock is great!!….. when one has time…. But when I don’t and I fancy noodle soup but I DON’T fancy instant noodles… what happens? Hmmmm…. What do I need for dinner… or what do I need for any meal really? Carbs? Noodles. Vege? chinese leaf & spring onion. Protein? … More Home made….. instant noodles?
What happens when you throw 1 sliced onion, a few slices of leftover sandwich-meat (of any sort), 4 leafs of black kale (or any leafy green veg), 4 stalks of parsley (or any other herb, if available) half a teaspoon of capers (or any chopped pickles), 2-3 sliced mushrooms, 1 serving of straight-to-wok udon noodles, … More Dinner for one?
Some weeks I over-shop, which is great because for that week I have plenty of choice of vegetables when I want to cook. However it usually means I have a very random assortment of half-servings of vegetables the following week, and the usual ways of getting rid of them, depending on what they … More Overshopping & stir fries
Dinner tonight was a falafel & halloumi hot wrap from pret’s before I rush off to an evening meeting. Yes – that’s not homecooked. It cost £4.25 and it was filling and delicious. but it was £4.25! I’m meeting a friend for dinner tomorrow at a Vietnamese restaurant so that will be about £15 at … More