My 78p Dinner: Runner Bean and ‘Feta’ Pasta

Ok, disclaimer. One of the ingredients in this dish was given to me free from my boss, and I am totally not including the store cupboard ingredients of oil and lazy garlic. Sue me. Feta appears as ‘Feta’ in the title because to drive the cost of this meal down I bought ‘salad cheese’ not …

Potato (and carrot) Peel Soup for One

In true ‘Money Saving Fashion’ I take books out of the library in my city and one book I took out recently (and am gutted I had to return) was River Cottage Love Your Leftovers. There was a recipe that really intrigued me, which was Potato Peel Soup where the main ingredients is Potato Peels (no prizes for …

What do you do with a packet of instant mash?

Today’s recipe comes courtesy of a lovely little book I got for Christmas called Eat Well, Waste Less: An A-Z guide to using up your leftovers by Bish Muir. As you know from my previous post  I have a food cupboard crammed to the brim with ‘Why the hell did I buy that?’ packets and tins. …

I Made a Food!

Today I banished three of my tins from the tin store of hell. I made the above, a little red bean chilli, adapted from ‘The Bean Book’ by Rose Elliot. When I say adapted, I mean I went totally renegade on the recipe and added frozen sweetcorn and peppers, paprika, smoked paprika (when one type …

Eventually is where I got

Had a half day at work today. I celebrated having extra time at home by doing something extremely exciting and dangerous. I did a complete food cupboard inventory. Whaddaya mean that’s not dangerous? A tin could have fell off the shelf and hit my foot! As mentioned before I have food hoarding tendencies. There are …