An extra-naughty version of chocolate muffins with a subtle tang of brandy – just right when you need a treat.
Just three ingredients to make an ideal after-school snack, or serve with soup for a light supper. Kids can easily assemble the quick quesadillas but should get an adult's help popping them under the grill.
A superbly quick and easy snack that is healthy and tasty. The crunchy carrot here is sliced on the diagonal and used as a 'cracker'. You can get creative and add herbs, spices, lemon, etc. to taste.
Thick cut wholemeal bead fried in a savoury egg and onion mixture. This calls for wholemeal bread, but any bread will do.
The traditional Scotch egg served with a deliciously simple mustard sauce. Perfect for a light lunch with a green salad.
Yummy little pasties, great for kids lunch box! Shop bought pastry is made into miniature pasties, filled with a tuna and sweetcorn filling.
For a light lunch or after-school snack, these tuna toasties are delish. Tuna is mixed with mayo and celery, spread over halved muffins, then topped with tomato and Cheddar and grilled till bubbly.
An easy, yet tasty recipe that is sure to please the whole family!
A vegetarian delight. My husband came up with this recipe during his bachelor days - now we both love having these on those nights you want a quick but delicious supper or midnight snack. You can spice it up with tabasco too!
These crunchy wholemeal baked pitta chips make a lovely accompaniment to houmous, baba ganoush or any dip.
These flapjacks are lower in fat than most.
Serve with a spicy chilli or minty yoghurt sauce. Try other vegetables too, such as sweet potatoes, broccoli and asparagus. You can also use paneer.
This recipe is simple. I made it up determined to use up any mushrooms I had. Mushrooms are sautéed in butter with rosemary, garlic, parsley, vegetable stock and whiskey. Perfect served on toast.
Make a batch of these moreish nachos, loaded with tomato salsa and grated cheese, to get everyone munching. They're fun to make and ready to eat in minutes.
Oily fish is an essential in everyone's diet, and herrings are great value for money. The acidity of the wine complements the rich flesh perfectly.
For us DIY-ers, this is an easy way to make creamy, smooth yoghurt at home! It tastes GREAT, and it works! It is yummier and cheaper than shop-bought. When you read it, you might think it is too involved... but really, you just let it sit in the warm water, checking the temp every now and then. It actually does its own work - kind of like letting bread rise. I use the time to get other things done around the house. Don't be scared off - it's really pretty easy.
Delicious, savoury cupcakes with a bacon, cheese, potato and sweetcorn filling. Ideal alternative to dinner or soup roll or serve at a BBQ. Make a batch and freeze. Have made here in a cupcake maker however can equally be baked in the oven.
Banana muffins make a healthy snack for children after school. They are so easy to make and freeze well too. So, make these instead of throwing away those brown bananas!
Excellent for salads or on there own, as egg mayonnaise. A creamy yellow yolk centre cooked to perfection with different grading of texture as you bite through the egg.
This creamy, garlicky Middle Eastern dip is unbelievably simple to make – and you can do it for a fraction of the price of the store-bought versions.