My OLIO Haul

These two bad boys are the reason why I ‘braved’ going out into the torrential rain and generally bad Welsh winter weather this evening, wrapped up in a jumper dress, hoodie, rain coat and woolly hat (I was very cosy and only mildly damp). I have made friends with someone through OLIO, and she is …

Batch Cooking my Work Breakfasts: Vegetable Muffins

We have very little remaining of the food budget, and to be fair we only have to last till Friday, but that was after the boy and I had a disagreement about whether we needed to replace the rice krispies in this month, or the next food month. We compromised, the boy and I donated …

1 way to your 5 a day: Courgette Porridge

Last year I went through a stage of buying Women’s Health magazine which I love, and am sad I can’t buy (but actually I have found a way to read it for free, but I’m saving that for another blog post). In one of their issues last year they were talking about unusual mash ups …

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 …

Easy Pea-sy Soup (I am ill)

An ill day calls for one thing. Soup. We have had a big bag of frozen peas in our freezer for a long time, and I don’t really like plain peas. Nor do either the boy or I have a sprain in need of an ice pack. After trying, for the first time, a delicious …

The ‘Throw Anything at Me’ Vegetable Soup

It is the boy’s birthday today. He wanted Parsnip soup. We did not have parsnips, so we went to Tesco’s and bought some. I decided to combat our vegetable drawer and mountain of potatoes and thus made the ‘Throw anything at me’ soup. For when times are tough but for some reason you have a …

Leftover Vegetable Cheesy Scones

Remember that glut of veg I bought last Monday? Well I didn’t want the Swede to go to waste, so I decided to make some vegetable scones from them. I found a recipe on the BBC food website by Greg Wallace from the Eat Well For Less show banner, that called for around 200g of …