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Another challenging dinner to photograph but delicious nonetheless.

[10 min prep / 40 mins cooking time / serves 4]

1) chop: 2 small carrots, 1/2 white onion, 5 cup mushrooms, 3 medium potatoes

2) place the potatoes in a pan of water and leave to boil for 10-15 mins til soft. 

3) in a pan fry the onion, carrot and mushroom. After 5 mins, add a up of frozen quorn mince and 1 tin of rinsed lentils. Add 1 veg stock cube and half a pint of water. Season. Simmer for 20 mins.

4) mash the potatoes with a knob of butter and a good grate of cheddar.

5) place lentil mix into an oven proof dish and spoon the mash on top. Finish with grated cheese and bake for 20 mins on 200 degrees C. 

Serve with more cheese and veggies. 


Gotta love a homemade soup – tasty and super cheap. This recipe made about 3 medium bowls.

[5 mins prep / 20 mins cooking time / serves 3 : 2 potatoes, 2 leeks, 1 pint of veg stock]

1) wash and chop 2 leeks, peel and chop 2 medium potatoes.

2) melt a knob of butter in a large pan and add the leeks. After 2-3 mins, add the potato.

3) after 2 more mins, add 1 pint of veg stock, pop the lid on and simmer for 20 minutes.

4) remove from the hob and add a splash of milk. Transfer ladlefuls to a blender and whizz til smooth.

5) reheat in a pan and season, serve up with buttered crusty bread. Lots of butter. Lots. 

Had a spare hour before work this morning so decided to have a proper breakfast. Followed this recipe and since I’m super impatient I didn’t think it was going to work. Have faith in your grill. It will work!

1) Peel and thinly slice a potato, whilst cooking 2 sausages.

2) Chop the sausages small and place with potato in a frying pan. Fry for a minute or two. Add spinach.

3) Beat 4 eggs and add a small tin of baked beans (yeah I thought that was weird too, but it actually works).

4) Pour eggy beany mixture over the sausages, potato and spinach and cook on the hob for 5 mins.

5) Put pan under the grill. And wait.

6) Keep waiting and keep an eye on the frittata.

It comes out looking like this:

Have a slice and ‘save the rest for breakfast tomorrow’. I can guarantee it won’t last the day.

So I wanted to do this recipe but veggie and it still tasted divine despite looking nothing like the original!

1) chop up cauliflower, 1/2 an onion, 1 potato and green beans.

1.5) par boil the potato.

2) make a paste of minced ginger, minced garlic, chilli powder, chilli flakes and curry powder. Add to pan with a glug of vegetable oil and start cooking the onions.

3) after 5 mins and the onions are soft, add a tin of coconut milk.

4) put the cauliflower, drained potato and green beans in the pan and cover. Simmer for 20 mins.

5) put brown rice on (1/2 cup rice, 1 cup water, bring to boil and summer for 20 mins). Do this whilst the curry is cooking.

6) add spinach to the curry after it’s been cooking for 25 mins. Serve up after 35.

7) add a sprinkle of coriander to serve.

Enjoy the smell of it on your fingers, fill up a bowl with the curry and rice, munch away ūüôā

This was like a thai flavoured curry, I’m not sure that was how it was meant to turn out. Anyway experiments are experiments! My tummy is happy.

Been thinking about these allllllll day. Then I got home and realised I didn’t have an egg. So, I tried them without. And ended up baking them after frying cuz they kept falling apart funnily enough! Anyway, after 10 mins I plonked them on some rocket, sploodged on ketchup and they were amaze!

1) peel, chop and boil one big ish potato.

2) drain and mash the potato. Mash in one tin of tuna and half a tin of sweetcorn.

3) form into patties and roll in breadcrumbs (I missed the roll in beaten egg step so probs do that before breadcrumbs).

4) fry until golden brown.

5) I ovened mine for 10 mins, but if yours are keeping their shape then well done!

6) plonk on some rocket.

Yummy in my tummy!