Feed Your Family For £20...In A Hurry! The Cookbook

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Cheap cuts: How to buy beef

You might think the butcher’s shop is pricey, but you’ll find a great variety of inexpensive cuts plus lots of advice. With names like flank, chuck and blade, the cheapest cuts of meat can sound severe and a little intimidating. However, butchers and professional chefs know the worth of these less popular cuts – they often… Read More

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TOP TIPS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE

THERE’S nothing more annoying than going to use something from your fridge only to discover that it has already gone mouldy. However, there are ways that you can make your groceries for days and even weeks longer, and it won’t cost you a penny. We have compiled a list of easy kitchen hacks to prolong… Read More

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A guide to winter squash

With a dozen common varieties readily available, choosing a winter squash to prepare can be confusing for a lot of home cooks so here is a quick guide!  Winter squash are harvested late summer through autumn, then “cured” or “hardened off” in the open air to toughen their skin. This process ensures the squash will… Read More

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Can I cook this from frozen?

Can I Cook This From Frozen? Cooking food from frozen can save you both a lot of time and a lot of money, yet it is not always clear when this is safe, or appropriate, to do.Do you know which foods can be cooked straight from frozen? Use our cooking from frozen Q&A to find… Read More

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HERBS AND SPICES

HERBS AND SPICES A helpful guide to herbs and spices and what they are most commonly used for:- ALL SPICE  – Similar to cloves, but more pungent and deeply flavoured. Best used in spice mixes. BAY LEAF –  Adds a woodsy background note to soups and sauces. BASIL – Highly aromatic with a robust liquorice… Read More

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Egg substitutions

We are often asked about suitable substitutions for eggs in baking either from people who have allergies or for the growing amount of people who are following plant based diets. We produced this handy chart to help!

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Build your own soup – a beginners guide

I love a good bowl of soup! Not only is soup cheap to make and sooooo adaptable it is also very healthy and a great way to get veg into fussy kids. When Kyle was younger he was quite fussy with veg so rather than have a fight every night at dinner time we had… Read More

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Oven to slow cooker times

Most dishes you can cook in the oven can easily be done in the slow cooker and vice versa! Here is a conversion chart to help.  

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Fresh to dried herb conversion chart

When looking through recipes (especially those by famous chefs) they ask for lots of fresh herbs that you probably won’t have access to. My mantra is that garlic is garlic it doesn’t matter if it’s fresh, frozen, minced or dried unless you’re in the market for a michelin star lol! So here is another of… Read More

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