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 …

Banana Loaf Cake

Banana Loaf Cake Hi everybody, I’ve finally given in to the call of lock down bingo and made banana bread. I have jazzed mine up slightly, to make use of things expiring in my cupboards. This is always the way, I usually end up creating a recipe to make use of things I have in …

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 …

My Food Prep for the Next Few Days

Hi everybody, I’ve been looking through my cupboards and although I’m running low on some things I’ve still got plenty to keep me out of the shops until later this following week. Things I have in stock Fresh Potatoes, Onions, Apples, Bananas, Cucumber, Carrots, Orange Juice, Beetroot Juice Eggs, Margarine, Dairy Free Milks, Soya Yogurt, …

Store Cupboard Mango and Coconut Sponge

As you may have gathered by now I care little for the rules given to me by a Best Before Date on a tin/jar/packet. Use by dates are different as they shouldn’t be ignored, especially in the case of meat and fish, though I have been known on some occasions to eat a vegetarian ready …

Chocolate Avocado and Lime Cake

This recipe is adapted from Nigella Lawson’s ‘Store-cupboard Chocolate Orange Cake’ as it works on the same premise of using a jar of lime marmalade to get the bulk of the flavor. This version of the cake is not vegan, but it could easily be adapted to be vegan by replacing the egg with a …

Food Prepping for the Week Ahead

Hi everybody! I’m still running down my stores at home and I have had a look through my cupboards and by my calculations I can go till Wednesday before needing to do any shopping at all. Another reason why I am running down my stores is because I’ve noticed my freezer could do with defrosting …

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 …

Food Shelfie’s: What is revealed when you do a Food Inventory

I always try and do a full food inventory at least once a month, most usually after the online delivery and main shops have been done, but this month I have been slacking. I get a bit obsessive over it. I have a notebook that is now the household notebook, where anything relevant to the …

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 …