Tag: quick

Venison Goulash in the Slow Cooker

Venison Goulash in the Slow Cooker

Venison goulash in the slow cooker – an easy stew with an Eastern European twist. Try it with lamb, beef or goat if you prefer. However, switching for lamb doubles the calories of the dish. Farmers’ Market I had a happy, but expensive accident recently – […]

Super-Quick Hummus Pasta

Super-Quick Hummus Pasta

A really quick full flavoured pasta dish based on the middle eastern dip Hummus. We decided to save money a while back by not buying food for weekend lunches. It’s so easy to just grab a pasty or sandwich in town or on the way […]

Curried Carrot and Lentil Soup

Curried Carrot and Lentil Soup

This curried carrot and lentil soup is a classic – sweet carrots, warming spices, and no heavy cream. It really is the weather for soup at the moment. If you have half a packet of carrots left over soup is a great choice as it […]

Really Quick Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Really Quick Garlic Mushroom Pasta

This was wooden-spoon-lickingly good, and ready in no time at all.  Don’t get fresh herbs specially – and tinned mushrooms or frozen peas or peppers would also make a good meal. Use whatever cheese you have. Every so often, a celebrity chef claims that fresh […]

Easy Stir-Fry 2: Garlic, Ginger and Chilli

On 29 october, I shared a method for cooking up a satisfying stir fry without a jar of sauce or a complex recipe.   Here is another way to do it, using the ‘holy trinity’ of spices, as Sian calls them in her comment. Cauliflower and […]

Spicy Courgette and Mushroom Scramble

For me, Sunday lunch is rarely a big roasted-meat affair, but rather something quickly thrown togehter.   The reason for  this is that I never seem to plan meals for Sunday, so it’s a question of ‘right, what have I got left, and how can I […]

Sandwich Idea: Refried Bean Style Dip

What do you do when you don’t have the time to cook pasta, and your fridge and cupboards yield no tins of fish, packets of ham or convenient eggs?  No matter how hard you stare at the fridge, it does not contain chutney, pate or […]

Mushrooms with Peppercorns and Basil

On Saturday I was faced with one of those evenings where I have to work out what to do with the random things left from a previous meal.  In this case, the previous meal had been Italian, so I had basil, one tomato and a […]

Canned Mackerel Sandwich- An Easy Lunch Idea

Canned Mackerel Sandwich- An Easy Lunch Idea

How to make a tasty canned mackerel sandwich! Imagine the scenario. You have a can of mackerel. You bought it because it was cheap and it  might be useful some day, or maybe because it says on the front that it’s high in Omega 3 […]

Fiendishly Easy Lentil Chilli

Fiendishly Easy Lentil Chilli

Lentils are one of those foods I couldn’t live without.   As well as being a good source of protein, they’re cheap, they keep for a long time and they’re easy to cook.  If you’ve got lentils in the cupboard, and a couple of other […]


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