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We all love fried chicken especially when it is juicy on the inside with a deliscious crisp coating. For many it can be difficult to get it right and so they end up with tough dry chicken. Brining the meat before cooking helps prevent the chicken frying out when cooking and so you end up […]
Most of us are familiar with the traditional roast chicken in some form or other. This is a simple twist on this. It makes a great family meal or is even better portioned before cooking then cooking on the BBQ. The longer you can leave it marinade the better so try to give it 2 […]
A student of mine made this in a cookery lesson recently. It is a difficult thing to get just right but with my recipe, a little patience and some good ingredients you will end up with a restaurant quality risotto in minutes and for only a few euro. Feel free to change it by adding […]
This is a really simply, quick and tasty dish to make and it’s one that our whole family loves. It’s made with low fat creme fraiche too, so it’s not as calorific as it would be if you used cream. If you’re not concerned with things like carb intake, serve it with home made garlic […]
This is a really hearty soup that’s cheap to make and that can be thrown together in a few minutes. It’s perfect for a cold winter’s day or even a school or work lunch.
Turkey mince is something that’s easy to find in supermarkets and it’s pretty cheap to buy. It’s also a really lean meat so it’s great for anyone who, like me, tries to eat healthily most of the time. This dish is jam packed with vegetables and proteins from the chickpeas and beans. I have this […]
As usual this is extremely easy to make especially if you use your slow cooker. You will find Coleman’s mustard powder in most supermarkets apart from Lidl and Aldi.
This is a lovely summer supper for one or two people. It started as a last-day-before-the-grocery-shop dish, but now I do it regularly, sometimes with a simple tomato sauce on the side, sometimes just as it is. It also works well as a side dish.
This really popular dish is well worth making. The flavours are fantastic and it is fairly easy to make. It is cheap if you leave the prawns out and use all chicken instead. It makes a great family dinner especially midweek when the pennies can be tight. It will also impress friends and family if […]
Beef shin is one of those cheap cuts that needs to be slow cooked to make it tender. Like most cheap cuts like this is full of flavour when cooked especially as there is a lovely marrow bone in the center which adds to the flavour. This is a slow cooker dish but can also […]