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

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...
vegetable curry

Chickpea and root vegetable curry with raita

Recipe tip: A cheap recipe that’s filling but healthy! Parsnips and carrots have a natural sweetness which makes this curry particularly popular with children.   Happily,...
chicken broth

Mitsu Daki – or Japanese chicken with rice and relish

Recipe tip: A cheap family recipe that’s filling but healthy! For this recipe everyone’s served a steaming bowl of chicken broth and rice accompanied by...
leeks and bacon

Rice bake with leeks and bacon

Recipe tip: this recipe is designed to help people utilise leftovers and minimise waste in the kitchen. When cooked slowly, leeks lose their oniony bite...
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