Cauliflower leaves – what do you do with them?

Cauliflower leaves – what do you do with them?

Cauliflower leaves – what do you do with them? My husband’s favourite vegetable is cauliflower and he often brings one home from a shopping expedition. It’s not unusual to have 2 a week. I have many ways of using cauliflower, but invariably have the...
Vegetable Muffins

Vegetable Muffins

Vegetable Muffins Are you looking for a savoury vegetable muffins recipe? I recently made some with some friends. We all made the same recipe, then met up on Zoom to compare results. Great fun! The use of the term to describe what are essentially cupcakes or buns did...
BBQ Pizza

BBQ Pizza

BBQ Pizza I really fancied a BBQ pizza one day and wondered what I would need to use for toppings. Having made some vegan BBQ sauce that was really successful a while previously, I wanted to use that and decided to use it as the base sauce instead of a tomato one....
Spiced Carrot Tart

Spiced Carrot Tart

Spiced Carrot Tart Having made a delicious tart using soft cheese and peas, I wanted to try one using carrots and a bit of spice. Carrot Recipes Carrots are an incredibly useful vegetable, having been grown and eaten in Europe and the UK for centuries. Very cheap to...
An everyday curry base

An everyday curry base

An everyday curry base This curry base recipe is a very useful one to have in your repertoire. Endlessly versatile, you can add pretty much any protein to it. Curry Base Recipe To make the curry base, start by frying off a finely chopped onion. You can use any fat to...
Cheese and Onion Tart

Cheese and Onion Tart

Cheese and Onion Tart Today’s recipe, by request, is for Onion Tart. Yet another recipe that I helped develop on the Cheap Family Recipes site. When I wrote this recipe, years ago, in 2013, CFR had disappeared and I made the savoury tart recipe using my notes....
Bacon and leek pie

Bacon and leek pie

Bacon and leek pie I found the base of this recipe in one of my many cook books – The National Trusts Great British Vegetable Cookbook by Sybil Kapoor. It has loads of recipes that I have marked to try ; stir fried cabbage with pork balls; stuffed parathas;...
Cheap Valentine’s Day Ideas

Cheap Valentine’s Day Ideas

Cheap Valentine’s Day Ideas I’m having Valentine’s Day at home this year, as will thousands of other people.  Mind you, we’ve been doing that for a while now, got a little fed up of the over commercialised meals when we went to a restaurant. If...
Pea Tart

Pea Tart

Pea Tart I saw something like this pea tart recipe somewhere. I thought I knew where, but when I came to make it, I couldn’t find it, so had to start from first principles. You could just as easily call this a pea quiche as a pea tart What is in a pea tart There...
Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto What does wild garlic look like? Since writing this post way back in 2013, I’ve discovered that what I have growing in my garden are Allium triquetrum and not wild garlic as I thought! It tastes the same! Wild garlic which you are likely to...
Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad I had a little bit of beef left from a joint and wasn’t sure what to make with it. Decided on topping a couple of jacket potatoes with it, with caramelised onion and mushroom, seasoned with soy sauce. Which just left what to have...
Apple Bread

Apple Bread

Apple Bread I like a banana bread, but today, I was looking at my fruit bowl and wondered if other fruit could be used in place of the bananas. How about apple bread I thought? Ooh, or spiced apple bread? How can I make apple bread healthy? To make the apple bread...
Need some ideas for Veganuary?

Need some ideas for Veganuary?

Need some ideas for Veganuary? Image by silviarita from Pixabay Are you doing Veganuary, or maybe you’d like some ideas for vegan meals on a budget Or perhaps you are a new vegan and haven’t really got to grips with what it means yet, many people are turning to...