Posts Tagged“garlic”

As you may have picked up I am a huge fan of the humble slow cooker. Slow cookers enable you to make a lovely family meal with minimal time actually in the kitchen. This can be such a help when you have a lot on. I know that I have a bit of a busy week ahead so I used this morning to prepare a few dinners ahead of time. The great thing about the slow cooker is that you can basically throw all the ingredients together and then turn it on and leave it unattended to cook the meal!…

Chicken Cacciatore is a great family meal, which is both healthy and frugal.  I look out for when chicken breast is on sale at the local meat market and usually stock up on several kilos. I wrap the chicken breast in 500 g packs and freeze them to be used over the coming months.  Buying meat on sale and freezing it is a great way to really cut your grocery bill.  Chicken can be safely stored in the freezer for 3 months and lamb and beef can be frozen for up to 6 months.  With a little planning it is…

A friend of mine gave me this recipe recently and said it was a great standby to have in the fridge for an easy lunch. Since it is a rainy day and I had all the ingredients in the house, I decided to give it a go today. This is a very thrifty, yet healthy and delicious meal. You can basically use any vegetables you like, leftover baked vegetables work well. Today I used onion, red capsicum and spinach as I didn’t have any leftover baked pumpkin or potato. You can use either ricotta, sour cream or yoghurt as the…