month : 03/2020 6 results

Weetabix cake

This recipe was an old recipe from the Slimming World website and it's a lovely recipe- no hassle at all to do, but with great results. It's particularly lovely while still warm, and if you have a few syns spare, maybe spread with a teaspoon of butter! As flour is a bit scarce at the moment, this only uses a little bit, and the bulk of the cake comes from the Weetabix!

Easy slow-cooker wholemeal bread

Bread baking isn't something that I have ever perfected, but in our current situation it's definitely going to be a useful skill to have. I have seen a few posts going around Facebook about slow-cooker bread baking and it's definitely one of those things that seems to make the whole process a little easier, which always appeals to me! Really I think you can use most bread dough recipes and bake them in the slow-cooker, but here I have just provided the recipe for a simple wholemeal loaf, and ...

Easy healthy tuna pasta bake

A simple classic, this easy tuna pasta bake uses easy to source and storecupboard ingredients, is quick to throw together and will be a hit with the whole family! I use Primula cheese as the base- I always have this in the fridge as it's my go-to ingredient for macaroni cheese, easy pasta dishes, lasagne and marmite macaroni! Once you squeeze this onto the hot, cooked pasta, it melts in easily as you stir it. I have just used 1 tin of tuna in this recipe, partly because I am trying to be ...

Fall-apart slow-cooker beef brisket and ale casserole

Sometimes nothing hits the spot like a beef casserole, and as it's such a crowd-pleaser it's great to cook for the whole family, or make enough that you can squirrel some portions away in the freezer for another day. I love a basic beef casserole just made with beef stock, but honestly I think that when it's made with ale, guinness or red wine it just makes it so much more delicious that it's well worth it. What types of beef are best to use for beef stew? I love using beef brisket- it's ...

Some ideas for cooking during self-isolation: Easy slow-cooker meals, simple nutritious soups, and meals for batch cooking and freezing

Such strange times we are in at the moment- corona virus is dominating all of our lives in ways we never could have predicted a few months ago. We are all in limbo, waiting to see what's going to happen, and dealing with the anxiety of the unknown. It's very easy to be misled by social media at this time, not all outlets provide reputable and reliable information, and it's always worth checking your source before taking advice. Some of the most reliable sources to find up-to-date information ...

Simple carrot soup

This easy carrot soup recipe is perfect to make when you are low on ingredients but fancy a quick and nutritious meal! Carrots have such a lovely sweet flavour, that with just a couple of other ingredients thrown in they make a silky and satisfying soup. One of the reasons that I make this soup is that my kids love it, and it makes a brilliant quick dinner or lunch when you don't have much in! It's also easy to scale up to make into a big batch for the freezer, and there are plenty of other ...