Lockdown Lunch – Spaghetti Dogs

Ye Olde Hot Dogs

I don’t know about you, but since we have been in lockdown the kids have turned into ravenous creatures who clear the food in the cupboards within hours. I have been trying to come up with fun things for lunch that will keep their tummies full and not break the bank. One cheap and easy lunch they all enjoy is one we have fondly named Spaghetti Dogs and it is really quick and easy to do. All you need is… Continue Reading “Lockdown Lunch – Spaghetti Dogs”

Top tips on how to reduce food waste

Fresh Food

Did you know that every year, we throw away 7 million tonnes of food? This works out at a staggering £12 billion, and much of what we discard could have been eaten. Reducing food waste is so simple, and if you follow these tips below, not only will you spend less money on food (because what you buy will go further), but you’ll also be doing your bit to help the environment. Be smart when unpacking food When you unpack… Continue Reading “Top tips on how to reduce food waste”

Lunch in 5 minutes with McCain Ready Baked Jackets

Jacket Potato Topping

When it comes to lunch I am stuck in a bit of a rut. My go to choice of food is normally a good old sandwich or scrambled egg on toast if Sebby requests it, but since January I have been trying to limit my bread intake. This month McCain got in contact with a challenge to create a quick and delicious McCain Ready Baked Jacket Potato topping recipe. McCain Ready Baked Jacket Potatoes cook in just 5 minutes in… Continue Reading “Lunch in 5 minutes with McCain Ready Baked Jackets”

Quick and easy barbecue side dishes


Barbecues denote summer and there’s nothing that’ll make your bangers go off with a bang than a fantastic choice of complementary side dishes. None of these will take much time to prepare and when you’re accepting praises from your friends at the end of the occasion, you’ll be glad you made the effort. The essentials Burgers and chips are unquestionably made for each other. Of course you’ll liven up the dish with a choice of salads and other delights, but… Continue Reading “Quick and easy barbecue side dishes”

Healthy Meals on a Budget

Bacon Spinach and Pasta

Here to dispel the common myth that it is impossible to eat healthily on a budget, we have compiled some general tips along with two affordable meal examples to show that it can indeed be done. General Tips Particularly if you are cooking for yourself, choosing a healthy option can easily end up being an expensive pursuit if you aren’t careful. One tip is to buy and cook in bulk whenever possible, and depending on where you shop, you can… Continue Reading “Healthy Meals on a Budget”