Serves: 3-4  | Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10-15 minutes.  | Cook Time: 2 hours. |Total Time: 2 hours 15 mins. Ingredients: Tin of mixed beans. (I use the mixed beans in tomato sauce from tesco/asda.) Passata. Stock cube- Beef or Veg. One large onion. One Red Pepper. One Green Pepper. Mushrooms. Courgettes. Carrots. Sausages. Paprika […]

Serves: n/a | Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 mins. | Cook Time: 10-15 mins. |Total Time: 15-20 mins. Ingredients: 25g Butter 25g Plain Flour 600ml Milk Salt and Pepper (white is better) 80g Cheese, grated. Method: Melt the butter in the pan. Sift and stir in the flour, cook for 2 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and add the milk, gradually. […]

Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5-10 mins | Cook Time: 20-25 mins |Total Time: 30-35 mins. Ingredients: Minced beef. (I use lean/lower fat) Passata/Tin of tomatoes (I’ll put the variation in method in the notes.) Salt and Pepper A Green Pepper and a Red Pepper A large Onion 5 medium Mushrooms Tin of Kidney Beans 1 Carrot Beef […]

Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Medium (only because it takes a bit of faffing.) Prep Time: 20 Mins | Cook Time: 4 Hours |Total Time: 4 hours 20mins. Ingredients: 2 large pork hocks (about 850g each) 3 tbsps soft brown sugar 100ml light soy sauce 200ml rice wine 200ml chicken stock 50g fresh ginger, sliced into coins 3 garlic cloves, bruised […]

Serves: 4-5 | Difficulty: Hard Prep Time: 10mins | Cook Time: upto 40mins |Total Time: 50mins-1hour Ingredients: 500g Chicken Thighs (boneless are best, but it doesn’t matter if they have bones.) 300g Basmati Rice 1.5pt Chicken stock 1 Onion 1 cup of Peas Veg: Carrot, sweetcorn, mushrooms. A handful of each, diced. 1 tbsp cooking oil Method: Cook the Chicken […]

Serves: 2 | Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5mins | Cook Time: 20mins |Total Time: 25mins Ingredients: 250ml Apple Juice 50g Arborio Rice 40g Fresh Blackcurrants (I think this would work with other berries like raspberry or blueberry.) 2 tablespoons sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract Method: Pre-heat oven to 200c (220c none fan assisted.) Pour the juice into the ovenproof […]

Serves: 3-4 | Difficulty: Easy/Medium Prep Time: 10mins. | Cook Time: 45-60 |Total Time: 1hr-1 hr.20. Ingredients 3 chicken breast (1 per person) ½-1 large tub natural yogurt Glug of soy or Worcester Sauce Spray oil 2tbsp plain flour 2 cloves garlic 2-4 tbsp Curry powder (Whichever strength you like best.) 4 large mushrooms 2 large […]