The last few months I have been experimenting with gluten free baking, it hasn’t gone well! I had more or less given up on the idea of successfully baking anything edible for my family when I was offered the chance to review some gluten free mixes from Make It Gluten Free.
Do you ever get stuck in a rut of just buying something ready made from the shop instead of making it yourself? This is exactly what I have been doing with naan bread! When I found out they were incredibly cheap and easy to make, I haven’t brought any since.
Last week I picked up some salmon portions in the reduced section for 50p each. We do not eat fresh fish very often as it’s usually so expensive. I asked for suggestions for a dish to cook on my blogs Facebook page and I was not disappointed, I wish I had picked up some more salmon now!
This dish was really simple to make. The rich sticky fish goes really well with the fresh tasting noodles. You may want to add more chilli powder if you prefer spicy food but the amount I put in was perfect for my children and my wussy self!
I don’t know about everyone else, but I don’t have much time to make my lunch come lunch time. My husband comes home for his lunch so I have to make lunch for him and two toddlers so it is hard to make something quick but still delicious. We often have sandwiches and thanks to The English Provender Co, we got to try a few different pickles in them last week! It was hard trying to decide on our favourite but this one got the thumbs up from all the family.
Meal plans make shopping for food and cooking meals a whole lot easier and cheaper. This week we are having a couple of regular favourites and some new or unpublished recipes. All meals are less than £1 a serving and suitable for all the family.
Chicken Chow Mein
Pull apart pizza
Chorizo and Tomato Spaghetti
Sausage and Mash
My favourite thing about Autumn is comfort food. Having the house warm and full of the smell of stew, makes the dark evenings a little less worse! I usually make it during the day and let it simmer on a really low heat so it is ready to serve come dinner time.
Serves 4 Costs 93p a serving
We are trying saving a bit of money for Christmas so I have been trying to make our meals as cheap as possible but still interesting and nutritious.
Monday: Toad in the hole
Tuesday: Bacon and cheese risotto
Wednesday: Mushroom and noodle broth
Thursday: Chicken stew with dumplings
Friday: Mozzarella and tomato gnocchi
Saturday: Chunky potato and bacon soup
Sunday: Homemade pizza
If the chicken stew gets a thumbs up, I will publish the recipe!
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.
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
One of my favorite restaurants does a passionfruit cheesecake, which is my favourite dessert ever! I can’t afford to go out and eat any more so I thought I would try and recreate it at home. It was actually really easy and simple to make. You will need a cake tin with a removable bottom.