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! Ingredients 2 onions, roughly chopped or diced 500g lean steak mince 1 tin plum tomatoes 1 tin red kidney beans…

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 Method: Preheat the oven to 200 fan, while you prep the muffin mix. Mash the bananas in a large mixing…

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 Add flour to a bowl and make a well in it. Break in the egg and start to combine. Add…

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 a cube is fine) Method Roughly chop all the veg Soften the leek and onion in oil in a large…

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 portion for about £3-£4, which makes it an economical treat. My husband is a hug meat-lover so if he’s telling…

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 sugar into a large mixing bowl, then beat the eggs and add them in. Add the vanilla and give it…