Simple recipe for the best moist banana cake

  Banana cake. For me it always reminds me of something exotic, like the Caribbean or some other faraway place.  It’s taken me many attempts to get it right, well too how I like it but for me it’s the best (and simple) moist banana cake recipe you will come across. If like me you…read more

Minted lamb and halloumi cheeseburger

 Prep time: 5 minutes  Cook time:  20-25 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves: 6  Calories per serving: 394  Cost per serving: £ 0.99p    Ingredients: Minced lamb 500g 1 tablespoon plain flour 1 egg 250g halloumi cheese 2  tsp dried mint 6 burger buns salad as required salt and pepper to taste Method: Combine the lamb mince with…read more

Semolina Barfi – Suji Ki Katli

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time:  30 minutes Difficulty: Easy  Serves: 25 Calories per serving: 94  Cost per serving: £ 0.08p    Ingredients:   100g Semolina 50g butter 500ml semi skimmed milk 397g can sweetened condensed milk 4 tsp sugar 12 – 15 cardamom pods 10g chopped almonds Few drops yellow food colouring Method: Firstly, let…read more

Baked rosewater cheesecake

 Prep time: 15 minutes  Cook time:  55 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves: 12  Calories per serving: 296  Cost per serving: £ 0.31p    Ingredients:   140g digestive biscuits 85g butter 3 eggs 600g soft cheese 170g golden granulated sugar 20 ml rosewater 180 sour cream 1 tablespoons plain flour Method: Finely crush the digestive biscuits with a…read more

Sweet chilli pork belly tapas

 Prep time: 10 minutes  Cook time:  3 hours  Difficulty: Easy  Serves: 10  Calories per serving: 439  Cost per serving: £ 0.52p    Ingredients:   900g pork belly 1 apple 2 chillies 1 onion 50g sugar 3 tomatoes 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cornflour salt to taste Method: Finely chop the onions and de-seed and finely chop…read more

Thai red curry soup with prawns and coconut

 Prep time: 5 minutes  Cook time: 15 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves 6  Calories per serving: 225  Cost per serving: £ 1.31p     Ingredients:   350g prawns 2 heads pak choi 200 g beansprouts 1 bunch spring onions 2 heaped teaspoons Thai red curry paste 100g creamed coconut 600ml semi skimmed milk Method:   Chop the…read more

Cheese and bacon mini quiche

 Prep time: 20 minutes  Cook time: 30 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves 10  Calories per serving: 258   Cost per serving: £ 0.14p     Ingredients:   120 g butter 180g plain flour 100g cooking bacon 100g mature cheddar cheese 100g onion 2 eggs 120ml semi skimmed milk Method: Add the flour and room temperature butter into a bowl…read more

BBQ ribs

 Prep time: 5 minutes  Cook time: 60 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves 4 (1/4 rack)  Calories per serving: 275 (excluding rice)  Cost per serving: £ 0.78p     Ingredients:   500g pork ribs 1 teaspoon 5 spice 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon honey Method: Mix the 5 spice, tomato paste, bbq sauce and…read more

Pulled bbq pork

 Prep time: 20 minutes  Cook time: 2 hours  Difficulty: Easy  Serves 8  Calories per serving: 382 (excluding salad but including roll)  Cost per serving: £ 0.35p    Ingredients:   700g pork leg joint 3 teaspoons cajun spice 3 teaspoons bbq sauce 3 teaspoon ketchup 2 teaspoons vinegar 2 piches salt Method: Place pork joint onto foil and dry…read more

Chicken and chorizo empanadas

 Prep time: 20 minutes  Cook time: 45 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves 18  Calories per serving: 130 (excluding rice and salad)  Cost per serving: £ 0.11p    Ingredients: 150g chicken thigh fillets 60g chorizo 200g plain flour 140 g butter 50g onions 50g carrots salt to taste Method: Add the flour and room temperature butter into a…read more

Simple recipe for the best moist banana cake

  Banana cake. For me it always reminds me of something exotic, like the Caribbean or some other faraway place.  It’s taken me many attempts to get it right, well too how I like it but for me it’s the best (and simple) moist banana cake recipe you will come across. If like me you…read more

Minted lamb and halloumi cheeseburger

 Prep time: 5 minutes  Cook time:  20-25 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves: 6  Calories per serving: 394  Cost per serving: £ 0.99p    Ingredients: Minced lamb 500g 1 tablespoon plain flour 1 egg 250g halloumi cheese 2  tsp dried mint 6 burger buns salad as required salt and pepper to taste Method: Combine the lamb mince with…read more

Semolina Barfi – Suji Ki Katli

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time:  30 minutes Difficulty: Easy  Serves: 25 Calories per serving: 94  Cost per serving: £ 0.08p    Ingredients:   100g Semolina 50g butter 500ml semi skimmed milk 397g can sweetened condensed milk 4 tsp sugar 12 – 15 cardamom pods 10g chopped almonds Few drops yellow food colouring Method: Firstly, let…read more

Baked rosewater cheesecake

 Prep time: 15 minutes  Cook time:  55 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves: 12  Calories per serving: 296  Cost per serving: £ 0.31p    Ingredients:   140g digestive biscuits 85g butter 3 eggs 600g soft cheese 170g golden granulated sugar 20 ml rosewater 180 sour cream 1 tablespoons plain flour Method: Finely crush the digestive biscuits with a…read more

Sweet chilli pork belly tapas

 Prep time: 10 minutes  Cook time:  3 hours  Difficulty: Easy  Serves: 10  Calories per serving: 439  Cost per serving: £ 0.52p    Ingredients:   900g pork belly 1 apple 2 chillies 1 onion 50g sugar 3 tomatoes 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cornflour salt to taste Method: Finely chop the onions and de-seed and finely chop…read more

Thai red curry soup with prawns and coconut

 Prep time: 5 minutes  Cook time: 15 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves 6  Calories per serving: 225  Cost per serving: £ 1.31p     Ingredients:   350g prawns 2 heads pak choi 200 g beansprouts 1 bunch spring onions 2 heaped teaspoons Thai red curry paste 100g creamed coconut 600ml semi skimmed milk Method:   Chop the…read more

Cheese and bacon mini quiche

 Prep time: 20 minutes  Cook time: 30 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves 10  Calories per serving: 258   Cost per serving: £ 0.14p     Ingredients:   120 g butter 180g plain flour 100g cooking bacon 100g mature cheddar cheese 100g onion 2 eggs 120ml semi skimmed milk Method: Add the flour and room temperature butter into a bowl…read more

BBQ ribs

 Prep time: 5 minutes  Cook time: 60 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves 4 (1/4 rack)  Calories per serving: 275 (excluding rice)  Cost per serving: £ 0.78p     Ingredients:   500g pork ribs 1 teaspoon 5 spice 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon honey Method: Mix the 5 spice, tomato paste, bbq sauce and…read more

Pulled bbq pork

 Prep time: 20 minutes  Cook time: 2 hours  Difficulty: Easy  Serves 8  Calories per serving: 382 (excluding salad but including roll)  Cost per serving: £ 0.35p    Ingredients:   700g pork leg joint 3 teaspoons cajun spice 3 teaspoons bbq sauce 3 teaspoon ketchup 2 teaspoons vinegar 2 piches salt Method: Place pork joint onto foil and dry…read more

Chicken and chorizo empanadas

 Prep time: 20 minutes  Cook time: 45 minutes  Difficulty: Easy  Serves 18  Calories per serving: 130 (excluding rice and salad)  Cost per serving: £ 0.11p    Ingredients: 150g chicken thigh fillets 60g chorizo 200g plain flour 140 g butter 50g onions 50g carrots salt to taste Method: Add the flour and room temperature butter into a…read more