Curried Potato and Vegetable Cakes with a Spiced Mango Jam

Curried Potato and Vegetable Cakes with a Spiced Mango Jam

These simple Curried Potato and Vegetable Cakes with a Spiced Mango Jam are made from leftover vegetables and are a great way of reducing food waste at home, and a cheap way to make a nutritious and tasty dinner for your family.

These humble but tasty Curried Potato and Vegetable Cakes with a Spiced Mango Jam, are not only very easy to prepare, they are also very frugal to make as they use up any leftover vegetables and potatoes. By adding some curry powder to leftovers that might otherwise be used in bubble and squeak, or maybe a soup or a stew, a tasty midweek meal is made for your family which is healthy, low fat, packed full of flavour and cheap to make too. 

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Sausage and Baked Bean Curry

Sausage and Baked Bean Curry

This Sausage and Baked Bean Curry is a great way of feeding your family on a budget,using mostly stored cupboard ingredients it is packed full of flavour and can even be made while camping!
Sausage and Baked Bean Curry

The other weekend we decided to go away for a night in our new camper van, and we also wanted to try out our new Cadac (which is a multipurpose barbecue and grilling system), which meant I needed to come up with a recipe which would be easy to cook and not take too long. 

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagne

Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagne

This easy to make Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagne is a lighter and low calorie version, as it only contains some fat free cottage cheese on the top layer. It also contains baked beans and LOTS of healthy vegetables

Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagne

In all the years that I have owned a slow cooker, I have never made a lasagne in one. I guess I have not understood the point in having to pre cook the meat part before adding to the slow cooker and layering with the pasta and white sauce, you can pop it in an oven and cook it quicker.

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Christmas Pudding Flapjacks

Christmas Pudding Flapjacks

Christmas Pudding Flapjacks

I don’t know about you, but part of the enjoyment I get after Christmas Day is getting to use all of my foodie leftovers in one way or another. The savoury leftovers are easy to use up by making bubble and squeak, soup, pie or maybe a stew, but the sweet leftovers are always more of a challenge. And a fun one too because I like creating new sweet treats from desserts or leftover chocolates or sweets.

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Avocado & Chocolate Brownies

Avocado & Chocolate Brownies

avocado & chocolate brownies

When I was younger, possibly a teenager my Nanny gave me a birthday card and it is one which not only is very funny but one that I have never forgotten. On the front it simply had an illustration of a green avocado, and the text read “It’s you birthday” and the inside it said “avocado” (as in ‘ave-a -card-o)!It made my Mum and I laugh out loud when we saw it, especially when we could envisage my nanny standing in a card shop, probably without her glasses on, holding the card really close to her eyes to read it, and then laughing to herself at the punchline!
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