Tag Archives: Vegan

MIXED BEAN GOULASH

  I never tire of this quick, simple meal. Originally adapted from a beef goulash recipe, but tweaked and tampered with in the way that all recipes are, it has become a sweet and spicy staple in my household and doesn’t disappoint. I use cheap baked [...]
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Earthy Red Wine and Mushroom Soup, 24p per portion*

Given that mushrooms are one of my staple products, I wanted to make a simple mushroom soup. It’s one of the things I craved while doing my Live Below The Line challenge, and while there’s still barely a hint of summer, I thought I could still [...]
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Jardaloo Ma Murghi (Curry With Apricots) 22p

Jardaloo Ma Murghi (Curry With Apricots) 87p for 4 portions, or 22p each. This is my favourite curry, my go to, my easy but perfect comfort food. I used to make this with turkey, which at £1.75 for a 600g drumstick would serve four people easily (pre-roast [...]
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CARROT, CUMIN & KIDNEY BEAN BURGER

This burger is where the media storm began, and dubbed ‘the 9p burger’ because of the low cost of the ingredients used to make it, it’s one of my most popular recipes. A can of value range red kidney beans is a cheap but excellent source of protein [...]
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Sunshine Bread – Pineapple, Carrot & Sultana – 8 pennies

Sunshine Bread (Pineapple, Carrot and Sultana) – 49p for 6 pieces at 8p each Ingredients:* 250g flour, 11p (65p/1.5kg) 1 sachet fast action dried yeast, 11p 30g sultanas, 6p (99p/500g) 1 carrot, 5p (part of a 1.25kg vegetable pack, £1) 1/2 can [...]
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Gigantes Plaki, 17p.

Gigantes Plaki, serves 4 for 68p (17p per portion) Heading back to my Med roots with this simple but delicious dish, and I can have it for dinner, and lunch the next day, and pulse any leftovers into a soup. Enjoy! Ingredients:* 100g dried butter beans, 22p [...]
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Carrot & Coriander Falafels, 23p.

Carrot and coriander falafels, 91p. Makes 12ish falafels, serves 4 at 23p each. Ingredients:* 3tbsp vegetable oil, 6p (£4.50/3l) 1 onion, 5p (£1/20pc veg bag) 400g can of chickpeas, 69p shake of cumin, 4p (95p/46g) 1 carrot, 5p (£1/20pc veg bag) parsley, [...]
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Chocolate Tea Bread, 18p

Chocolate Tea Bread, 70p for 4 generous portions at 18p each. This came about because I LOVE chocolate chip brioche, and going vegan for Lent (and maybe for life if I manage to make the switch) means that I haven’t had those little sweet buttery rolls [...]
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Carrot And Coriander Soup, 15p

Carrot & Coriander Soup, 15p. An easy way to use up the carrots kicking around in the fridge in the middle of the week, and a quick lunch or supper solution. I’d never made carrot and coriander soup before tonight but it’s a classic, and I [...]
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Earthy Mushroom Risotto, 27p

Earthy Mushroom Risotto, 54p for 2 portions at 27p each. Risotto purists will be horrified at my use of bog standard rice while daring to still term this a risotto, but at 40p per kilo compared to £1.12 for 500g of arborio rice, I say I’d rather have [...]
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LOVE SOUP

There are many different recipes entitled Love Soup – I’ve seen some rich chicken soup recipes, some with heady garlic and some deep red tomato ones. By chance, the ingredients for this were what I had kicking around in the fridge last Valentines Day, [...]
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One-A-Penny Little Duck Pizzas, 1p

One-A-Penny Little Duck Pizzas, 1p each. Made 28, for less than 27p. Fed two adults, a Small Girl and a Small Boy :) Number of pizzas will depend on the size of your cookie cutter. Little duck optional but adorable! Ingredients:* 200g plain flour, 9p [...]
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Red Lentil Bolognese, 21p

Red Lentil Bolognese, 85p for 4 servings (21p each) Ingredients:* 1 onion, 5p (part of a 20pc veg pack, £1) 1 carrot, 5p (part of a 20pc veg pack, £1) Fistful of thyme, free (window ledge) Fistful of parsley, free (window ledge) 1 garlic clove, 3p (46p [...]
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Guinness, Ginger & Sultana Spelt Bread, 12p.

Guinness, Ginger and Sultana Spelt Bread, 71p for a big round hulking bread thing, 12p per portion if cut into six. Well, it’s not actually Guinness. Sainsburys Basics Bitter, but if you were being fancy or authentic or just had money to burn, I [...]
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Mumma Jacks Best Ever Chilli, 30p

Best Ever Chilli, serves 4 for £1.18, or just under 30p per portion. This is one of my favourite staple dishes, and flicking through my blog recipes the other night I was surprised it wasn’t on here. Oh dear me, I thought, I’m going to have to [...]
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Courgette, Sultana and Lemon Bread: 14p per portion.

Courgette, sultana and lemon bread. 57p – I’m getting extravagant… Works out just over 14p per portion though, so not bad for breakfast! I had to find a use for some sad looking courgettes I bought a week ago, at £1.80 for a kilogram, it [...]
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Spiced Carrot And Lentil Soup, 16p per portion.

Spiced Carrot And Lentil Soup: 48p. Makes approx 3 portions at 16p each. 16p for a bowl of soup. Yes, I know. I’m always a bit surprised too, even after all this time. And it’s delicious. It doesn’t taste like ‘cheap soup.’ It [...]
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Warm Spicy Daal, Rice, And Pitta, 33p per person.

Warm Spicy Daal. 67p, makes 3 portions at 23p each. Serve with rice (40p/1kg = 3p per 75g portion) and/or pitta bread (40p for 6)*. Total meal price: daal + rice + pitta = 33p per head. Ingredients:* Red lentils 100g (22p, £1.08 for 500g) Chopped tomatoes, [...]
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Chickpea, Tomato & Rosemary Best Brunch Loaf (10p per portion)

Chickpea and tomato brunch loaf: 61p (Makes 4-6 portions) Ingredients:* 250g plain white flour (10p. £0.60/1.5kg) 7g dried yeast (11p. 87p/8 sachets) 1/3 can chickpeas (23p. 69p per can) Handful of chopped rosemary (free, grows on my window ledge) 1 large [...]
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Tomato And Haricot Soup, 15p.

Tomato & White Bean Soup, 15p per portion. Always challenging myself to ‘cook it cheaper’ without compromising on taste or nutrition, I’ve had a fidget with my tomato and white bean soup recipe today, and come up with this one at less [...]
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Carrot, Cumin & Kidney Bean Soup

This recipe came about after seeing the tins of soup in the supermarket and thinking, ‘I can do better than that.’ So rather than stocking up on thin tomato soup (with suspiciously few tomatoes) I thought I’d treat myself to some cheap, versatile, [...]
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