I tend to buy basics frozen chicken portions. These large 2.5kg packs for £4 are amazing value for money. I don’t mind bone-in chicken portions as these are what I grew up with anyway and feel less spoilt and rustic (and I hate chicken breast – they are so dry!) But sometimes these packs come … More Easy oven baked chicken wings.
I do not mealplan. At least, I don’t mealplan the way most food bloggers blog about their meal planning. From what I read, weekly meal planning involves detailed lists of meals for the week. The meal planning comes before the food shopping and the food prep. I guess.. I was sort of trained the other … More Random shopping vs mealplanning
What do you get when you add these three ingredients, a leek, some frozen sweetcorn, and an egg together?? A delicious bowl of kimchee fried rice!! I was impatient today and used the ‘everything in the wok’ method of cooking, so it turned out a bit of a soggy mess, but who cares when it’s … More Kimchee fried rice
Ingredients Broccoli – 45p Cauliflower – £1 Sausages – £1.50 Wholewheat spaghetti 85p Splash olive oil – 15p Garlic – 10p Method Heat oven to 190C. Cut up broccoli & cauliflower. Toss in olive oil, salt, pepper and any herbs or spices you may have which may be suitable. Pour into 2 trays, with sausages … More Wholewheat spaghetti aglio olio with roast vegetables & sausages
Today it is back to the theme of everyday stir fries, and due to the ingredients I had in the fridge, i decided to make two smaller stir fries instead of one large one. One using bittergourd and mince with chilli bean paste, salted bean paste & fish sauce, in the theme of the dish … More Bittergourd with mince & leek with salted egg omelette
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 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
Instead of making a stir fry today, I decided to try some fusion with my grill pan. I grilled some minute steaks, bittergourd, and made an awesome sauce to wrap it all together. I grilled the steaks with just salt and pepper.. nothing special there. The bittergourd – after slicing, I bunked it all in … More Minute Steak, Grilled Bittergourd & Rice with a Buttered Chilli Lime sauce
Christmas has been bbbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzyyyyyyyyy!! I’ve been away a lot so I haven’t been cooking. I was in charge of the Christmas baking for our family do though… so there was lots of that. I mostly used existing recipes from bbcgoodfood or allrecipes. But one recipe failed spectacularly due a substitution I made.. which I then, … More Cheese Straws!
Leftover chopped tomato, aubergine, kale, salmon, bacon, rehydrated shiitake & wood ear. Rice. Up until the point I had all of these laid out in front of me and rice in the rice cooker.. I had no idea what I was making. I’ve spent most of the day studying, and made a cake halfway through … More Improv?