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A cost effective take on an italian classic

  • 1 standard packet of spaghetti pasta
  • 2 standard tubs of soft cream cheese. I use the one with chives in
  • 8 large mushrooms. washed thoroughly. and sliced
  • a packet of sliced ham approx 8 slices. cut into thin strips.
  • parmesian cheese grated. approx 20g.
  • a tsp of olive or vegetable oil.
3.3/5 (121 Votes)

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Rinse the can of chickpeas and blend in a food processor or chopper with the garlic, cumin, virgin olive oil, lemon...

  • 400g can chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp ground chilli
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Some water to taste
  • so that the hummus isn't dry
  • Garlic clove
  • peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • For the crudites:
  • carrot
  • pepper
  • celery
  • cucumber
  • Rye crispbreads
3.9/5 (75 Votes)

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A simple and tasty one pot recipe

  • 8 thick or 16 thin sausages
  • can be plain or flavoured eg Lincoln or Cumberland
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • smoked preferably
  • 2 x 425g cans of baked beans
  • Dash of Worcestshire Sauce
4.6/5 (14 Votes)

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A personal creation that my family frequently enjoy

  • 2lb lean pork loin cubed or as steaks
  • 500ml dry/medium cider
  • 2 leeks
  • 2 peppers (red or green)
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 2 cm of freshly grated garlic
  • 1tbsp of ground coriander
  • I vegtable or chicken stock cube
  • Salt and back pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter/olive oil
3.3/5 (117 Votes)

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This is another recipe for the slow cooker and is mild enough for all the family

  • 6 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 4 large Chopped Onions
  • 2 crushed clove garlic
  • 5 tsp Curry Powder
  • 500g Lentils
  • 2 litres of Vegetable Stock
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice (optional)
  • 4 diced Carrots
  • 2 Diced Apples
  • 125g Sultanas
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
3.3/5 (120 Votes)

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Lovely creamy mash-topped fish pie

  • Fag of spinach
  • Selection of fish (smoked haddock
  • cod
  • prawns
  • salmon) or fish of your choice approx 2lb
  • Cornflour
  • Milk
  • 2lb potatoes
  • Butter
  • Cheese optional
4.4/5 (31 Votes)

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A low fat, budget friendly and easy to cook slow cooker recipe which will fill the house with aromas when you walk

  • 2 turkey legs
  • skin removed
  • 1/2 swede
  • peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 butternut squash
  • peeled and chopped
  • 1 sweet potato
  • peeled and chopped
  • 4 carrots
  • peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion
  • sliced
  • 500ml (17 fl oz) chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoonful marjoram
  • Cornflour to thicken
3.6/5 (93 Votes)

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pie is always a great favourite whether it be sweet or savoury

  • 100g of grated mature cheddar.
  • half red or white onion diced.
  • 1 packet of ready made pastry.
  • 1 packet of instant mash mix made up with a little butter(can use frozen mash mix too just heat it up first as normal)
  • a little milk to brush on top of pie
  • a little flour to dust the work surface for rolling pastry
3.2/5 (121 Votes)

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A delicious cheesy italian pasta salad

  • Spiral shaped pasta (fusilli)
  • Dried basil
  • Lemon
  • marscapone
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mixed Salad leaves
3.2/5 (127 Votes)

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Bbell peppers stuffed with couscous, mushrooms, onions, cheese and spinach

  • Two large bell peppers (1 pp)
  • Couscous (100-130g)
  • cooked with water for 5 minutes
  • White onion (half)
  • 6 white button mushrooms diced
  • Mild cheddar diced small (40g)
  • Large handful of spinach
  • diced
  • 2 tbl spoons of olive oil
  • 1 tbl worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbl soy sauce
  • Sprinkling of taco spice mix
2.9/5 (147 Votes)

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A one-pan rice dish which I use to feed my family of 6 (myself, husband, and 4 children aged 18,16,14 & 7)

  • 200 g bite sizes pieces of left over meat (chicken
  • chorizo
  • beef
  • ham
  • sausage etc). Alternatively
  • meat can be cooked specifically for the recipe
  • but will add to the preparation time.
  • 500 g of easy-cook long grain rice
  • raw vegetables as available - eg onion
  • pepper
  • courgette
  • carrot
  • celery (I usually use at least two different veg to help towards the 5 a day)
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Tin of sweetcorn
  • Tin of chopped pineapple pieces
  • 200ml Passata
  • 1/4 tube of tomato paste
  • Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 chicken stock cube dissolved in a little water
  • chilli sauce as required (this can also be omitted)
4.2/5 (6 Votes)

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Often reffered to as scallops in chip shops accross the uk, this simple but tasty snack, with the wacky kitchen twi...

  • 300g potatoes
  • flour
  • garlic powder
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon malt vinegar
  • Lemonade
4/5 (15 Votes)

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