Bacon and Bean Soup
Canned chilli beans are healthy, filling and have loads of flavour so they make a substantial base for this quick hearty soup that only costs around $8.00 to make. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 1 onion chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed...
Bulk Meatball Mix
I find meatballs time consuming to make for a single meal, but keeping a load ready prepared in the freezer makes a meatball meal quick and easy and the kids help out with the rolling. This mixture can also be...
Easy Spring Onion Pancakes
Like roti, these savoury flat breads are cheap, easy and versatile. Great with a salad they also partner well with Chinese dishes, or just enjoy as a snack with your favourite dip. Ingredients 300g plain flour (approximately 2 cups) –...
Fried Rice
The real secret to successful fried rice is to use “day old” cooked rice. Either make extra the night before, or cook it in the morning and leave in the fridge till evening. Fresh rice becomes sticky and wont fry....
Hand Sanitiser from 2 Ingredients
Information currently available states that to be effective against the Covid 19 virus a hand sanitiser must contain a minimum of 60% alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol is a well known and trusted product used for cleaning anything from heavy equipment to...
Kedgeree
While Kedgeree was traditionally a breakfast dish, originating in the days of the British Raj, It’s good eaten any time of the day . The combination of mild curry flavours, smoked fish, and hard- boiled egg is very savory, and...
Magic Chicken Pies
These pies are “magic” because they make a little bit of chicken go such a long way. Ingredients 1 single chicken breast, cooked, or equivalent quantity of left over’s shredded 25g butter 1 leek, sliced (or use chopped onion if...
Pilau Rice "n" Spice Supper
This “made from next to nothing” meal is delicious, interesting and can be styled up or down as your budget allows. Ingredients 350-500g minced beef, pork or chicken 1 tsp oil, if needed 1 onion, chopped ½ tsp cinnamon ½...
Plain White Loaf of Bread
Makes 1 big loaf, or double the quantity and freeze one for later. The “hands-on” time for homemade bread is only around 15-20 min but it does need time to rise, so allow a minimum 1 ½ -2 hours, longer...
Pumpkin Chickpea Curry
This simple dish is packed with flavour, its inexpensive to make and really filling.  Style it up with a sprinkle of fresh chopped coriander and some cashew nuts or eat it as is, with rice, or rolled in flat bread....
Simple Swaps and Substitutions
Remember it’s not a competition, it’s dinner and will still be delish. Using up what you have to hand will reduce trips to the shops, save time and money and reduce waste. Dairy in baking – milk, yogurt, sour cream...
Soda Bread
Costs less than $1.00, requires literally no bread making skills and  no yeast. It's also ready in under an hour and makes a very tasty loaf. Best eaten the day it is made, soda bread is great with soup, dips or...
Split Pea and Smoky Ham Soup
Soup can be both a comfort and real meal, with little "hands on" time required. Pea and Ham is a classic and it's cheap and easy to make. Ingredients 1 onion finely chopped 1 large or 2 small celery stalks...
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