Quick Salsa

Salsa is one of those things I used to buy in a jar but then discovered that it’s just as easy to make it. I have made mine with leftover tomatoes I had rolling around the fridge. We use it for so many things including, tacos, as a dip with crisps, in a burger and also in some meals.

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Eva’s Cheese Scones 

Just recently my daughter has been really interested in baking. Some times it doesn’t go too well but I promised that I would publish one of her recipes! She is 3 years old and only needed a little guidance and help so they are very easy to make.

Makes 16 Scones
Ingredients: 

225g self raising flour 

50g butter, cubed

100g cheddar cheese, grated (plus extra for on top) 

100ml milk

1 tsp baking powder 

1. Preheat oven to 200C. Put baking tray in oven.

2. In a large bowl, sift the flour and baking powder. Add the butter. Rub it in with your fingertips until it forms into breadcrumbs. Stir in the cheese and mix until well combined.

3. Make a well in the middle of the mixture and gradually add the milk. Stir until it forms a firm dough. You may not need all of the milk so make sure you do not add all of it at once.

4. On a lightly floured side, roll out the dough so it is 2cm in thickness. Cut out scones with a cutter. Place in the now hot baking tray. Brush with milk and sprinkle on a little cheese.

5. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  
  

 

 

Carrot and Coriander Soup

I recently brought a lot of reduced bags of carrots from Asda for 5p, I have frozen some for meals or snacks during the week and the rest I’m making a soup with. Carrot and coriander is one of my favourite soups to make because it doesn’t require much preparation!

Serves 3-4   Costs: 26p a serving

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Taco Seasoning 14p

Did you know how easy and cheap it is to make your own seasoning for meals like burritos or fajitas?
Old El Paso Taco Seasoning: £1.99
Budget Food Mummy Taco Seasoning: 14p

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Cornish Potato Cakes

I usually make these with any leftover mashed potato or if I have a few potatoes left that I have no use for. It is a traditional Cornish recipe, although I have never found any where in Cornwall that makes them so let me know if there is any where!

Makes 12  Costs 7p per potato cake

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Simple Vegetarian Dumplings 

I have always loved dumplings  but I only ever seem to make them this time of year to go with stews and soups, so I thought I would share with you my recipe for them. I have tried them with both plain and self raising flour, both taste just as nice but I have used self raising in the ones pictured. You can also add herbs to them, I find thyme goes quite well in them for stews!

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Two Ingredient Flat Breads

These are great to have with so many different things. We have them to go with curry, for tuna melts, cut up and used for dipping in soups and sauces, and I even put them in packed lunches. The possibilities are endless!

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Mozzarella Rolls

It’s that time of year again, Great British Bake Off is back on!! I’ve mentioned before about my love for baking bread (and Paul Hollywood!). Recently I have realised that I haven’t actually done a bread recipe of my own so here it is.
We ate these as a side dish with a tomato sauce and garlic butter to dip them in. Eva had a go at kneading the dough but it was a bit too much work for her to do so she got a bit bored but after the time it took to prove, she gained interest again. She really enjoyed cutting, shaping and putting the cheese in the middle.
They are easy to make so perfect if you are just starting out with bread making.

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Mozzarella and Tomato Gnocchi

This is a cheap and simple vegetarian meal, enjoyed by all the family. I have made the gnocchi from scratch before but it is just as budget friendly and tasty with shop brought, it’s less time consuming and not as messy too!

Serves 4 Costs 62p a serving

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Marmite Spaghetti 

This is a dish I make when I’m in a rush or if we have have nothing for dinner or lunch. It’s great sprinkled with cheese and parsley but this is the basic recipe. I apologise to all the Marmite haters out there but I love it! I haven’t actually used Marmite, but I didn’t think ‘Yeast Extract Spaghetti’ made a very appealing title!! It’s simple, quick and ultra cheap. Both my children love it, I have cut Ed’s up so it was more manageable for him (he is 10 months old, eating finger food).
Serves 4 Costs 15p a serving

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