All the ‘G’s..Griddled Pork with Griddled Greens

Can you tell there is a bit of a theme emerging at the moment.. my griddle plan. Currently my favourite kitchen tool. I think its because there is something very summery about griddled veg, and with London’s weather currently reaching the 30’s, a summery dinner is definitely what the doctor ordered! The other great thing…

One pot wonder #2- Spicy sardines and chickpeas

  Serves 2 (Although I have been known to eat the whole lot!) Cost per portion 90p Ingredients 2x Sardines In Tomato Sauce 120G 3-4 cloves of garlic – or more! 1 red onion 1 tsp chilli powder 2x tins of chick peas 400g Chopped Tomatoes 400g Splash of apple cider vinegar Large pinch of parsley Squeeze…

When you want a curry in a hurry…Rajma is my go-to!

Serves 2 people Cost per portion £0.85 Ingredients 1 onion 400g (standard tin) of kidney beans 150ml full fat greek yoghurt Pinch of salt 1 tsp of gram flour 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp chili powder 3 to 4 halved cherry tomatoes 3 garlic cloves 1 inch fresh ginger Method Like any good…

Sweet potato tart with bacon and leeks

In my mind there is nothing better than pastry… butter, white flour… probably one of the world’s best combinations. Fill that pastry with bacon, leeks etc and what more could you ask for?? The downside.. pastry is not particularly good for you so unless its a special occasion, I try to avoid it. HOWEVER, you can…

Chorizo, sweet red pepper, tomato and basil spaghetti

This dish is full of flavour, with a the chorizo, tomato and pepper mix coating the pasta rather than being a sauce as such. It would be very easy to cut all the ingredients up and fry them, however going to the extra effort of roasting the peppers and tomato first makes all the difference….

#donthaketheplayerhakethegame aka home made hake fish fingers 

Serves–  6 people Cost per portion- £1.64 Ingredients- 3 hake fillets cut into even fish finger shaped portions 5 tbs or 60g of ground almonds 2 tbs or 24g of gram (chickpea) flour 2 tbs or 63g of Parmesan cheese 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp garlic salt Zest of half…

One pot wonder #1- chicken pilau

After a long week, I am often craving a takeaway, but also very aware of the impact it will have on my wallet and my waistline. Having usually had a cheeky bev after work on a Friday, I am also normally home later than normal, so when the urge comes, I often turn to my one…

Slow cooked beef ragu

Serves – 8 hungry adults  Cost per portion– roughly £2.06 per portion Ingredients – Ox tail- 1kg (cost just over £11) 2x carrots  1x celery stick Handful of porridge oats  Bay leaf Salt and pepper  Flour for dusting ox tail  Knob of butter  3x garlic cloves  Glass of red wine  Handful of frozen spinach Tin of…

A bit about us

  We are sisters living in London with a passion for cooking. Like so many 28year olds we are health conscious but given the cost of living, and with busy jobs (Ceara leaves at 5.30am every morning! Ouch!), we don’t necessarily have the funds or the time to dedicate to hours of cooking a day. This blog…