18 Mar

Beef Salad

Slow cooking cheaper cuts of meat isn’t always the best option if you’re on a budget. While the meat is cheaper to buy, I can’t neglect the fact that energy costs money. This beef salad requires very little cooking and uses a cut of stewing beef. Read More

20 Oct

Chickpea Stew

You’ll remember earlier this week I made a recipe with a half a pound of minced beef? As the weather turned from crisp and clear to rain, rain and well a little more rain, I was in need of something nourishing to go with the batch of focaccia I’d made.  I decided to batchcook so added some extra protein to the pot so that I could freeze half of the warming chickpea stew for another day. Read More

14 Oct

One Pound Of Minced Meat

I have one pound of minced meat and it has to do us for two meals. There is loads of meat in this amount for 2 meals for 4 people (2 adults, 2 children). When meat is sold in a pound weight (454g) I know many families decide to lash it all into one meal and eat it all at once. Really, there is plenty of protein in the meat to stretch to two meals. Read More

11 Sep

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

There are a number of films and cartoons that have been made in the past decade that deal with the theme of food. I suppose it’s only natural that they have become firm favourites in our house. “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs”, or simple “Meatballs” in our house, is a feature length animation that has captivated the family time and again.

I love the transformation that food undergoes in the cooking process; where a few simple ingredients become a nourishing meal. I’m not sure that I could transform my dishes into a global weather event but this meal is a family favourite. I understand it’s probably not going to be a life changing dish for you, but we all need comfort, a nourishing meal to return to again and again when life is in ebb and flow. This is something that’s not too taxing to make, that my kids will definitely eat, that will satisfy you.

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