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 …

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 …

The Substitute Pasta Dish

This is a Salmon, Broccoli and Mascapone pasta bake that I saw on the BBC Good Food website. I didn’t have fresh broccoli, I had frozen. I didn’t have fresh salmon, I had tinned. I didn’t want to use half a packet of mascapone and have the rest hanging around so I used it all. …

The ‘To Die For’ Sauce

Everyone has a Bolognese sauce they swear by. Mine is Soya Mince, Pasatta, Basil, Oregano, Italian Seasoning, Onion, Garlic and Red Wine. The amount of Red Wine you put in depends on how good or bad your day was. Basically as much as will improve/enhance your mood. This sauce was made all the more special, …

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 …

Tart Me Up or Down Easy Macaroni Cheese

It’s been a while since I last posted a recipe, and this is a household favourite, to the point that I haven’t thought to include it till now because everyone has a Macaroni Cheese recipe, this is mine. To an extent it could be considered healthy because it uses cottage cheese for part of the …

The ‘I’m now too full to move’ Macaroni Peas

I am still a woman on a mission to eat out of the cupboards and freezer, particularly now that I am…ahem…UNEMPLOYED. I have vanquished certain things that have been living in my kitchen for the better part of a year to the pits of my belly, such as the slightly iffy prawns, and today I …