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

roasted broccoli

Roast broccoli and cauliflower pasta

At first glance this recipe doesn’t sound like it will work – a sauce for pasta made with roasted broccoli, cauliflower, raisins and red...

Avocado, prawn and lime juice salad

Ripe avocados are delicious and even better, provide us with 20 essential nutrients. With no sodium or cholesterol and very low in saturated fat...

Bramley apple citrus sauce

A little orange zest transforms the traditional apple sauce into burst of flavour. Serves: 6 Total time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 orange zest 50g caster sugar 1 tablespoon cold water 3...
Falafel Red Pepper Salad Recipe

Fabulous Falafel And Sweet Pepper Salad Recipe

Falafel, rich in plant protein and served with salad, sour cream and toasted pitta bread offer a quick wholesome and delicious meatless meal. Leftovers...
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...
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...
potato and leek soup

Leek and potato soup

This is a very simple soup to make the day before to save you time on Christmas day.         Serves: 4 Total time: 40 mins Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1...
stew and dumplings

Bistro stew and herby dumplings

This hearty stew contains butternut squash which contain generous amounts of carotenoids essential for healthy hearts. The butternut squash melts into the gravy, thickening...

Pineapple upside-down pudding

Fresh pineapples are readily available these days although this retro pud was originally made with drained tinned pineapples. Feel free to use either. We always...
turkey chow mein

Turkey chow mein

A practice run for Christmas. Every deli counter offers turkey on the bone which can make quite a cheap meal. Three slices is quite...
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