Child friendly chilli recipe

This chilli recipe is incredibly easy to make and kids love it. You can use mild chilli powder to keep it child friendly, or add a hotter powder or chilli flakes or fresh chilli if you want it more spicy. The texture is so soft it’s beautiful with rice but also good with chips, wedges or a baked potato. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and then the slow cooker takes care of the rest. Perfect for busy parents!…

Easy Strawberry and White Chocolate Muffin Recipe

If you found my banana choc chip muffins easy, then you’ll love these. These were inspired by a handful of strawberries that I had about to go off in the fridge. As you all know, I hate food waste and always looking for leftovers Ingredients: 230g plain flour 100g granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 100 g white chocolate chips 1 egg 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 tablespoons milk 1 cup of strawberries, chopped into small pieces…

Blueberry Pancakes – a great family breakfast recipe

Tired of toast and cereal for breakfast? These quick and easy blueberry pancakes are a great breakfast recipe, although you can service with syrup and whipped cream for a tasty desert too. I love these as it’ a great way of getting fruit into children and using up fruit that’s about to go past it’s best. Ingredients 2 cups self raising flour 2 cups milk 1 egg 1/2 cup sugar (or a tablespoon of Stevia) 1 cup blueberries   Method…

Hearty Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

This soup recipe is easy to make and very budget friendly.Soups are always a great way of using up vegetables that are beginning to go past their best and you don’t want to waste. They’re also easy to make, great to batch cook and a good way of sneaking veggies in to your meal plans. Ingredients 3 small sweet potatoes (or 2 large) 1 leek 1 red onion 1 carrot 1 teaspoon ground cumin 500ml  chicken or vegetable stock (using…

How to cook tender and succulent steak every time

Want to know how to cook steak well and make a £4 rump taste like £8 fillet steak? Ever wonder how to get your steaks at home to taste as succulent and tender as the ones you get in a restaurant? I’m going to tell you how I achieve excellent results every time, without splurging on expensive cuts. I like to use rump steak. It’s cheaper than fillet and very accessible. If you shop around you can get a decent sized…

Coconut and jam sponge cake recipe

This makes a light and tasty coconut and jam sponge which serves well as a cake at tea time, or warmed with custard as a pudding. Even better it’s cheap to make and great for beginner bakers. It reminds me of school dinner puddings – in a good way! Ingredients 4oz softened margarine (or butter) 4oz sugar 4oz self-raising flour 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 130 g desiccated coconut 2 tablespoons raspberry jam/ preserve Method Cream the margarine and…

Easy ginger biscuit recipe

This recipe for ginger biscuits is easy to follow and makes biscuits that aren’t too sweet. They’re not as hard or fiery as a ginger nut and so good for children and older people too. You can add more ground ginger if you like to make them spicier. Ingredients: 300 g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 4 tsp ground ginger 100g soft margarine (or butter if you prefer) 160 g granulated brown/ demerera sugar 4 tablespoons golden syrup…

Quick Chicken Casserole – an easy 20 minute meal for the family

If you’re ever pressed for time, but want to feed your family something nutritious, then you can’t go far wrong with this quick casserole. It can be cooked in one large pan on the hob, and makes enough for 4 portions. We tend to have two adult portions for dinner, box two for lunches. Ingredients 3 large chicken breasts 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 2 carrots, sliced (or a handful from the freezer) 1 onion, chopped 300ml stock Tablespoon…

Easy Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am not a confident baker, partly due to a disastrous experience with a swiss roll in a home economics class, but my banana choc chip muffin recipe is foolproof. If you end up with a batter mix which is too thick, you get a cake, if it’s too thin it might take a little longer to cook or end up more like a sponge. Either way they’re easy and you end up with something at the end of your efforts.  It’s also a…