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”

7 Must-Have Food Items for Weeknight Dinners


We’ve all been there. You’ve just clocked in another exhausting shift at work, navigated the stressful commute home and finally stumbled through the door… with a rumbling belly and little enthusiasm to invest much time in creating a Cordon Bleu dish. While it’s tempting to whip out the takeaway menus and dial in a dinner, it’s also an unnecessarily expensive option. Keeping the pantry (and the freezer!) stocked with just a few simple items means that you’ll never be far… Continue Reading “7 Must-Have Food Items for Weeknight Dinners”

Easter Roast Lamb


Lamb is one of my favourite meats but I have to admit that we don’t eat it as often as we would like as the younger kids are not fans and it is quite expensive, so we have it as a treat every now and again. The team at New Zealand Lamb invited us to try a new Easter recipe over the weekend and it was amazing. Ingredients A half shoulder or half leg of New Zealand lamb (thawed from frozen or chilled) 450g… Continue Reading “Easter Roast Lamb”