Goats Cheese, Beetroot and Walnut Macaroni

Hi everybody, I did a food inventory of the cupboards and fridge/freezer last night and decided to make use of some things languishing in the cupboards. Like walnuts. I thought about making a cake with them, but the trouble with making a cake with nuts in is only I would eat it (my flat mate …

3 Tin Store Cupboard Fish Cakes

Hi all, This is an update on the fish cakes recipe I posted back in April, I think this one is much better! INGREDIENTS 1 x tin of mackerel in olive oil 1 x tin of sardines in olive oil 1 x jar of anchovies 3 x potatoes, chopped, skins on 2 heaped tbsp. of …

Peanut Butter Hummus

I had forgotten I had run out of tahini paste. I didn’t want to leave the house just to buy tahini paste, yet I had planned my food for the week around having hummus. I did have some peanut butter, and I remember in Jack Monroe’s first cook book ‘A Girl Called Jack’ that they …

How to make oat milk, plus 2 uses for the leftovers

Hi everybody, I recently had a go at making my own oat milk due to having a case of it on order and not wanting to spend any more money than I had to at the shops. I thought to myself ‘How hard can it be?’ as I heard lots of people online say it …

Food Prep: Black Bean Veggie Chilli

It didn’t seem fair to tell you all about prepping portions of veggie chilli in an earlier blog post if I didn’t show you what I made right? This is a completely lazy chilli. Frozen veg, lazy garlic and lazy chilli. I only used fresh onions because I had fresh onions that needed using. This …

Batch Cooking My Work Lunches: Parsnip Gnocchi

I am not going to post a recipe just yet for this as I am still perfecting it. I have not had much success with making gnocchi generally. This was easily my best effort but I still feel it needs a little work. Essentially it was about 300g of parsnips and 450g of potato which …

Gooey Date Bars

This is my interpretation of a recipe I came across on the Money Saving Expert site. I intend for these to be a post gym snack. MAKES 16 SQUARES INGREDIENTS 20cm x 20cm Baking Tin 250ml Water 200g Dates 180g Plain Flour 1/2 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda 180g Soft Brown Sugar 200g Porridge Oats 180g …