Slow Cooker Leek and Potato Soup

27 October 2013 0 comments

Hearty Slow Cooker and Leek and Potato Soup with Crispy Bacon Bits Apparently we have a rather large storm on the way, which is going to be comparable to the one in the 1987.  However, I wasn’t in the UK in the 80s so I missed it but I have read ‘Rumours of a Hurricane’ […]

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Meal Planning Monday – 22 April 2013

22 April 2013 3 comments

I’m stuck in this limbo between Winter and Spring.  I know it’s supposed to be Spring but I kept finding myself still choosing winter comfort food when planning my meals this week; Two Bean Chilli, Sausage and Puy Lentils and Spaghetti Bolognaise. I’ve never made the Salt Cod before and in truth I’m using up […]

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Meal Planning Monday – 15 April 2013

15 April 2013 8 comments

My daughter has now been off school for 18 days!  18 WHOLE DAYS!  I’m gagging for her to get back to school tomorrow and a semblance of a routine restored.  Her school had an inset today (just what we needed after two weeks off),  but  she was still supposed to go to child-care but threw […]

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Meal Planning Monday – 18 March 2013

18 March 2013 2 comments

I like to plan my weekly meals as it saves me time, money and stress.

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Slow Cooker Sunday – Chinese Food (Beef and Greens)

3 March 2013 14 comments

Since we’ve started using our Slow Cooker regularly we find that we are having way less Take Aways than we used to. Back in the day, by the time I got home from work, collected my daughter from childcare, bathed her and got her into bed.  It was getting late and I couldn’t be bothered […]

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Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken

27 February 2013 1 comment

I was originally inspired by the Hairy Dieters (Bikers) Chicken Paprika Recipe.  I didn’t buy the book because I’m on a diet, even though I should be, but because I was at a friend’s recently and she made the Lamb Tagine and it was amazing.  I had a quick look through the book and saw […]

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Slow Cooker Sunday: Creamy Chicken Pasta

24 February 2013 5 comments

Yes, you can cook Pasta in a slow cooker! I must admit that this isn’t the normal type of thing I cook.  However, it is school holidays, our daughter eats at the childminders for the majority of the week, so I was conscious of making child friendly meals.  We’ve had Sausage and Mash, Macaroni and […]

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Slow Cooker Sunday: Sausage and Puy Lentil Stew

17 February 2013 10 comments

  4.7 from 3 reviews Slow Cooker Sunday: Sausage and Puy Lentil Stew   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 6 hours Total time 6 hours 15 mins   This recipe originally came from Sara Lewis, but she called for Venison Sausages and Cranberries.  I only had pork sausages and don’t really like fruit […]

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Slow Cooker Sunday: Black-eyed Bean Soup with Peppers and Coconut Milk

10 February 2013 9 comments

  4.5 from 2 reviews Slow Cooker Sunday: Black-eyed Bean Soup with Peppers and Coconut Milk   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 4 hours Total time 4 hours 10 mins   Weirdly, when I first came across this recipe I was attracted to the coconut milk, but when I thought about the combination […]

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Slow Cooker Sunday: Oxtail Soup

3 February 2013 5 comments

You should have seen my face!  I ‘was’ a vegetarian for nearly 20 years.  I now enjoy a good steak and don’t mind handling meat.  However, a South African friend shared a Slow Cooker Oxtail recipe and she even pointed me in the direction of a local South African butcher. My husband loves Oxtail soup […]

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