Falafel with carrot salad

Falafel with carrot salad

This post was first written in June 2013 and updated in June 2021. These falafel are pan fried and served with a super simple salad of carrot and peanuts. Add differing spices to ring the changes How to make pan fried falafel Soak the dried chick peas over night and...
Chickpea Crumble

Chickpea Crumble

This post was first published in June 2013 and updated and republished in June 2021 Chickpeas are incredibly nutritious, packed full of protein and complex carbohydrates. They have been grown for 1000’s of years and in 2019, the world grew 19 million tonnes of...
Chicken and leek crumble

Chicken and leek crumble

We had a roast chicken on Friday, so I had lots of lovely leftovers to do something with. This is the first thing I did, a lovely buttery leek base, along with the chicken, in a white sauce, and topped with an oaty savoury crumble with a hint of stuffing. The topping...
A gorgeous home made Pad Thai

A gorgeous home made Pad Thai

I run a cooking group for the local U3A that meets once a month, and this months meeting was today. We made plain chow mein, a creamy leek cheese toast topper and this wonderful Pad Thai. It works out rather expensive for our budget here, although there are...
Zombie burgers using dead bread

Zombie burgers using dead bread

Tried the first experiment with reviving dead bread stored as breadcrumbs today.  Had a look in the fridge and found a few bits and pieces that I thought would work, got a bag of breadcrumbs out of the freezer and had a play. I have set out below what I used to give...

Fish Pie, on a budget

The fish is obviously the expensive ingredient here, and the thing that we need to search around for to make a healthy fish pie recipe that is delicious and as cheap as we can get it. It took a while, but I think I’ve done it alright, plus at the end of the post are...