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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 35 mins
A simple tasty one-pan meal. Croutons or bacon strips can be added if meat is wanted, but as a meal it works fine without.
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
A simple mediterranean style traybake, gives tasty roasted vegetables in a sticky balsamic and honey glaze
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Nothing goes together quite like Chilli and cheese, but there are so many different presentations that can be had at the same time. Tacos are quick and easy, and make a change from rolling your own burritos. You can go all out and make the chilli fro
Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 18 mins
Total: 18 mins
More filling than they sound, these make a quick/easy dinner or snack. You can treat like a fish burger and garnish with mayo and salad, or more like a sandwich and top with other bits
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Thanks to the Fresh Prince, everyone's heard of a Philly Cheese-Steak, but you can't get those outside of Philadelphia, so this recipe doesn't claim to be one. What it is, is a tasty steak, onion and cheese sauce sandwich. There are multiple variatio
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
A simple, easy to make meal for a bit of fun - building your own mini-pizzas (and letting the kids do theirs) The basic set of ingredients is quite simple, but you can adjust to add/remove anything that suits you - just make sure it's pre-cooked as t
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 480 mins
Total: 480 mins
A simple chicken casserole, very much build and forget. Slow cooking leads to most meat that just falls apart
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
A quick, simple meal made famous by The Big Bang Theory - Spaghetti with little pieces of hotdog cut up in it Can be served on it's own or with garlic bread
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 420 mins
Total: 420 mins
This pot-roast pork loin comes out moist and succulent. It's not quite a replacement for a proper oven roast, but is a good meal in it's own right, and with much less effort going into timings. The joint is cooked in the oven for the last 40 minutes
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 50 mins
This recipe gives some delicious moist chicken thighs, balanced by some soft and slightly tart plum pieces. If you add potatoes it can be served as a meal in it's own right, if not then serving with roast potatoes and parsnips works really well.
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
This simple recipe quickly makes a chinese style stir fry with minimal effort. The chicken chunks are lightly coated in flour so that they absorb some of the juice and take on a good citrus tang You can serve with rice or noodles - with straight-to-w
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Although they're best marinated overnight, these pork skewers are otherwise quick and easy to make and go well with a mix of things
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
A italian style vegetable mix, with the added flavour of a toasted wrap and cheese. Really low-effort to make, but tastes good. Originally based on a NHS healthy eating recipe, I've added some of the flavour/fat back in (sorry). Can be made without t
Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 80 mins
Total: 80 mins
Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, baked spuds are a bit of a staple food. You can top them with pretty much anything you want and get a wide variety of different meals - slathered in cheese with beans running down, or topped with a bit of co
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Bulgogi recipes tend to use crushed pear juice to help tenderise the meat, but using coca-cola works too (and it's probably easier to get). Marinade the meat overnight for best flavour. Variations on this are fairly easy, you can stir some chopped pe
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
We don't really have/see Sloppy Joes here, they're very much a US thing, so I thought I'd give them a go. Simple to cook and make, and taste much better than they look, even if they are a little messy to eat Using Chipotle instead of the barbecue sau
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 480 mins
Total: 480 mins
I love Cottage Pie and Shephards pie. But a slow-cooked version of them leads to much, much softer mince and makes the house smell awesome all day Out of convenience, this recipe uses a couple of Shepherds Pie spice sachets - you can make the mix up
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 40 mins
I was in the mood to make something a little different, so I had a go at creating Samosas. The cooking aspect of them is simple enough, but I clearly wasn't designed to fold filo pastry - it takes a bit of care, and I was convinced that the triangles
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Total: 70 mins
I really don't like fish, but I'm in a serious minority in my family. Fish Pie is quite quick and easy to make, and doesn't really need any taste-tests along the way I think the idea of adding peas to the mash was originally Jamie Oliver's, but I may
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 60 mins
Found scrawled amongst some paperwork, a relatively quick and easy tray-bake chicken recipe Can be served alongside salad, steamed new potatoes, rice or just some thick crusty bread
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 40 mins
I'm not sure when or where I got this, I found it scrawled down whilst sorting through some paperwork. It's a bit of an involved recipe, there's no wandering off and resting while it cooks... Spiced Beef Tagine served on a bed of Couscous
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 35 mins
I'm not entirely sure where this recipe originally came from, I found it scrawled down whilst I was sorting out some paperwork - I suspect it's probably based on a recipe in a book somewhere. Chicken things stuffed with herby sausagemeat, best served
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 25 mins
I'm a fairly recent convert to having pork chops on rice, but when they're drenched in a good sauce it works really, really well This recipe gives a sweet sticky sauce with a very slight hint of spice, while being really quick and easy to make - ther
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
This is a fairly lazy meal, particularly if you want to cheat any buy pre-made mustard and cider sauce. Lazy, but tastes good. You can make it a little healthier by substituting the cream out for something with less fat, though I personally wouldn't
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
I've been experimenting with making meals without meat in them, the idea being that we could (once or twice a week) potentially have a meatless meal - bringing food costs down, as well as introducing a bit more nutrition variety. This is a slightly a
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 35 mins
This is an adjustment of Jack Monroe's Peach & Chickpea Curry. It adds some potato (not only do I like curried potato, but I fine I need the bulk) as well as increasing the spice. To offset the increased spice, some raisins are added to contribue swe
Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Pork chops are something of a staple for us, but sometimes it's nice to add a small twist to them This is simple to make, and can easily be changed to use Sweet Chilli, or Chive cheese instead
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
I first made this in order to use up some left over goujons from a meal I'd cooked earlier in the day. The breadcrumbs soak up a mix of the oil and the stiryfry sauce and create a sticky coating around the chicken at the core The Goujons can be left
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
Basically: Bangers and Mash, as a pie This meal can easily be prepared in advance (just add 15 minutes to the cooking time if you're pulling it out of the fridge), and doesn't require too much prep (the majority of the time really, is waiting for the
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 25 mins
I like this recipe because it's relatively low effort - I can do a little bit at the beginning, and then wander off and rest for a while once things have gone in the oven The recipe uses packet Peppercorn Sauce to keep the effort low, but you can als
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