Tips, recipes and planners for cheap and easy family meals


Caramelised milk pudding

Milk puddings are having a come back and about time. Comforting, cheap and nutritious. This dessert has just a little something extra which places...
spring recipies

10 cheap recipes for spring

Looking for cheap recipes that are easy to put together and will keep the whole family happy?  We tell you what’s in season, with...
vegetable pie recipe

Cheese and winter vegetable pie

This comforting winter pie is both nutritious and cheap. I have suggested local winter vegetable but quite honestly any of them can be substituted...
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...
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...
Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad

Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad

Delicious fresh ingredients used for this fresh, crisp and vibrant salad that's full of flavour - great for a lunch or simple supper. A...
chicken and leek pie

Chicken and leek pie

The rich sauce in this pie moistens the chicken and leeks and the tarragon provides a subtle liquorice flavour. I often buy ready made vol...
Winter Warmer Recipes: Asparagus Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Bacon Crumble

Asparagus Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Bacon Crumble

A wonderfully hearty dish, and a twist on a classic. It takes just minutes to rustle up, and then you can sit back while...
cheese and onion potato balls

Cheese and onion potato balls and piquant sauce

Crispy balls that children and adults will love. Serve with butcher sausages or home made battered fish for a quick treat. I usually make...
Pork schnitzel

Pork Schnitzel with spaghetti milanese

Children and adults alike will love this crispy pork Schnitzel and the tomato spaghetti that they are served with. Schnitzels are traditionally made with...
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