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#belowtheline Spaghetti With Tomato And Vegetables

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This spaghetti dish comes in at a super thrifty 46p for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) – less than 12p a person! It is really tasty too, the stock cube flavours it really well. The veg goes super soft and disguises well in the sauce, which is great for fussy little ones. Read the full article…

Creamy Coconut Curry

homemade coconut curry

A super simple homemade curry with no need for hundreds of spices as it only uses curry powder. Great with meat or vegetarian, dairy free, mild and sooo tasty –  kids and adults will love this. I am not really a fan of making curries, mainly because they always have a huge list of ingredients Read the full article…

Lentil Bolognese Recipe

Lentil Bolognese RECIPE

A great vegetarian alternative to the classic bolognese.  A tasty, wholesome and satisfying meal that is healthy too, a definite winner! Being entirely honest, I didn’t have particularly high hopes for this recipe. I have never made anything entirely based on lentils before (My use of lentils previously has always been more of a chuck-a-token-handful-of-lentils-into-a-stew-because-you-can’t-taste-them Read the full article…

The Best Slow Cooker Gammon Recipe

best slow cooker gammon recipe

After much searching I have finally found the best way to cook gammon in the slow cooker, and it only takes 1 minute and 2 ingredients to make! I have spent a lot of time trying out gammon recipes in my slow cooker. I have cooked it in apple juice, orange juice, cider, sweet chilli Read the full article…

Leftover Chicken Pasta Bake

pasta bake with leftover chicken

A brilliant way to use up a leftover chicken, this creamy and gorgeous pasta bake topped with cheese is one of our family favourites! It is a great meal to plan for the day after a roast chicken dinner. I sometimes make this up on the same day as a roast dinner, get it all Read the full article…

Tuna Pasta Bake With Tomato and Cheesy Sauce

tuna pasta bake

Tuna and pasta shells in tomato sauce topped with creamy cheese sauce and baked in the oven – the best tuna pasta bake ever! This is the fish dish for people who don’t like fish. The tomato sauce takes any strong fishy taste away from the tuna, and the cheese sauce on top just makes Read the full article…

Creamy Pasta With Bacon and Veg

creamy pasta

The quickest of weeknight suppers, pasta with bacon and vegetables in a chicken stock and cream cheese sauce. This is one of my go to recipes when I am feeling lazy, uninspired or I have very little in the fridge! It can be made in about 15 minutes so barely takes longer than your pasta Read the full article…

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

slow cooker pulled pork recipe

Slow cooking makes the pork so beautifully soft and shreddy and the light BBQ-esque sauce is much healthier than using a whole jar of store bought BBQ marinade or similar! I love pulled pork and often order it in restaurants, but it has always been one of those things I thought I’d never be able Read the full article…

Sausage and Bean Bake

sausage and baked bean casserole

I am so excited to share this recipe as it is one of the nicest meals we have had in a really long time! The old favourites sausages and baked beans make this really easy casserole / bake popular with kids and adults alike. It is really easy to make as it is juts a Read the full article…

Cheesy Pasta With Garlic and Herb Breadcrumbs

cheesy pasta with garlic herb breadcrumbs

A gorgeous gooey cheesy pasta with an optional (but yummy) crunchy garlic and herb breadcrumb topping. I made this with the lonely remnants of a Christmas cheese board, we were so sick of cooked dinners that the relative simplicity of a cheesey pasta dish was just the ticket! I used a mix of red leicester, Read the full article…