Family-friendly meals that promise to be easy on your time and your budget

tuna fishcakes

Crushed tuna fishcakes with easy tartar sauce

Tuna fishcakes are fairly inexpensive, easy to make and, so long as they’re not fried in gluts of oil, are relatively healthy. Kids usually...
Cheesy pasta

Easy peasy cheesy pasta

Packed full of flavour, creamy, low fat and really simple to make. Let your kids help you prepare by crumbling the feta cheese or...
shepherds pie

Golden shepherd’s pie

The carrots and red Leicester cheese are added to this topping to make a lovely golden potato topping. If you have fussy ...
chilli con carne

Chilli con carne with rice

This recipe is a great filling family recipe that is relatively inexpensive and easy to prepare.         2 Tablespoons olive oil (or rapeseed oil)1 Large...
baked thai chicken rice

Baked thai chicken rice

For anyone on a budget – and let’s face it, who isn’t these days – pilafs are a good way to fill up the...
topped with pomegranate seeds

Pomegranate and yoghurt mousse

Recipe tip: a simple but delicious pudding recipe. Even though they’ve recently been heralded as a new super food and are widely available, pomegranates still...
vegetable curry

Mixed vegetable curry

This is a light and very healthy curry. Add some Greek yogurt at the end if you like a richer tasting curry. Most vegetables...
Sesame chicken

Sesame chicken

Recipe tip: an easy emergency recipe to throw together at the last minute. Ingredients Chicken (for our family I use 2 x chicken breasts and 3...
salmon and noodle broth

Salmon in broth with noodles

Recipe tip: a recipe that involves no more than 15 minutes preparation and 30 minutes cooking time so a total of 45 minutes from...
pork chops raw

Braised pork with leeks and fluffy breadcrumb dumplings

Recipe tip: An easy entertaining recipe that is designed to feed a crowd which is inexpensive and time saving. Freezable so it could be...
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