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 […]

Leftover Christmas Muffins

I had a sad looking apple in the fruit bowl and a jar of mincemeat from Christmas. I made these. INGREDIENTS 400g Jar of Mincemeat 250g Self Raising Flour 2 teaspoons of Baking Powder 1 giant apple/2 medium apples, diced 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 50g sugar 1 egg, beaten Butter/Oil METHOD Sieve the flour, baking […]

Savoury Bread and Butter ‘Pudding’

Yeah, I know, another Cheese and Carb feast in my trusty white dish. Well, I’ll explain. As you know I hate food waste, and we get through a lot of bread, but sometimes we have 1-3 slices left of a loaf which aren’t going to cover us both for breakfast and lunch until our next […]

Store Cupboard Veggie Cottage Pie

I batch cooked a load of cottage pie for tea and lunches this week. I used up A LOT of ingredients from the stores. Things banished from the cupboards include: 100g dried soya mince (a bit of a faff to prepare but so cheap) 1 x 400g tin Haricot Beans 1 x 400g tin cut […]

Mixed Berry Rolls

I was inspired to make these after seeing a recipe in the January 2017 issue of the free Tesco magazine. My recipe is basically a slight variation on the one that featured in the magazine, so not a true inspired original recipe. The Tesco recipe is definitely fancier, mine just used what I had. INGREDIENTS […]

How to use up leftover Easter goodies #2 Chocolate Treat Tiffin

This recipe does not include any dried fruit that is more typical of a tiffin as the boy dislikes it. Feel free to add some if you like. I was following a recipe from River Cottage Lover Your Leftovers which is a recipe book I absolutely love. Basically if you have a glut of chocolate, biscuits of […]

Chickpea Crust Pizza (Thank You Eat Well For Less)

In the UK there have been three sporadic series of a show called Eat Well For Less on the BBC which I am a little obsessed with. The premise of the show is you have a family who are brand loyal, or waste a lot of food, or eat really unhealthily, or argue about what […]