Tips, recipes and planners for cheap and easy family meals

pork chops

Chinese BBQ pork chops with red cabbage & ginger slaw

Recipe tip: an inexpensive recipe to feed four with a target price of £5 or less.  Pork is usually less expensive than other meats...
girl washing up

How the kids can help in the kitchen

We know we should teach the kids to cook, but it’s often such an episode! So instead of making it a holiday activity, involve...
mashed potato

Mashed potato pizza with tomato mozzarella

Recipe tip: this recipe is designed to help people utilise leftovers and minimise waste in the kitchen. Once you’ve discovered how to turn leftover mash...
Food preparation tips

Save time in the kitchen: food preparation tips

It can be so hard to put time aside to cook properly. Then there are those breakfasts and packed lunches that are all...
butterbean soup

Spiced butter bean and pepper soup

Spiced butter bean and pepper soup with tortilla and feta Recipe tip: this recipe involves no more than 15 minutes preparation and 30 minutes cooking...
cracked egg

Guide to Best Before and Use By dates

The average family household bins over £600 worth of edible food every year. It’s hard to work out what’s safe to eat though, so...
Kitchen cleaning tips

Save time in the kitchen: cleaning tips

Cleaning and washing up in the kitchen can take up so much precious time. Not only that but most of us don’t find it...
bread growing in size

Size matters: a guide to portion control for the whole family

Are your eyes bigger than your kids’ bellies when it comes to mealtimes?  As mums it’s our instinct to “feed them up,” but pile...
chillis and diary

Saving time in the kitchen

Having a family means endless cooking - or so it can seem! But with a bit of thought and planning, there are some cunning...
Baby food

How to make your own baby food on a budget

Making your own baby food isn’t as hard as you might think, and you could save yourself around £30 a month. Here’s how! Our...
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