Things to do with leftover vegetables and fruit

Hi everyone, I’ve been making a few things this week which I didn’t really feel were special enough to dedicate a post to on their own, so I’ve decided to combine them all in one. I have some sad looking potatoes and onions, so by adding spinach I made these potato and spinach cakes. I …

Flo’s Nostalgia Jam Tarts

Hi everybody, Lock down has made me appreciate a more frugal and old style way of life. I have been thinking about my grandparent’s generation a lot, they knew how to survive things. My last living grandparent is in his 90s. His kitchen is filled with old coffee jars that are used to store things …

Lemon, Blueberry and White Chocolate Tray Bake

Hi everybody, I was really craving baking today. I hadn’t baked anything for a while but it is World Baking Day today so I felt I had to. I once made a lemon and blueberry flapjack thing years ago and I hadn’t quite perfected the cooking style as it had a total soggy bottom, Mary …

Apricot, Almond and Pecan Granola (3 Step Granola)

I am ill with a cold, but luckily haven’t had any time off work ill since the end of February. I’ll take small victories where I can. I generally have stomach issues, colds I get about once a year, so hopefully this is all I will have to put up with in 2018. I have …

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 …

Store Cupboard Granola (Batch Cooking)

This was inspired by a recipe in Eat Smart by Niomi Smart, which I currently have out on loan from the Library. This recipe relegated from my cupboards my seeds, walnuts and cranberries which has freed up a lot of space. INGREDIENTS 60ml Coconut Oil 125ml Agave Nectar 200g Porridge Oats 260g of mixed nuts, …

Batch Cooking My Work Lunches: Red Lentil and Coconut Soup

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to batch cook. (Ok, that is not strictly true, I made 2 portions of a swede, cabbage, onion, carrot and pea soup earlier this week, but for various reasons it smelt and tasted bad, we all make mistakes). I have decided to use up what I have …