My friend Kathy gave me this recipe, and it's great. So filling, easy to make and great in a thermos for lunch or school during the winter months. Use a small soup pasta for best results.
This can be served as a bake or, leaving the topping off, as an ordinary chilli. You can add more peppers, decrease the amount of beans and make it spicier to taste. The base can be frozen for up to 1 month.
Nourishing lentils are great value and very good for you. The warm spices and rich coconut milk combine to create an intoxicatingly flavoured dish.
A quick and easy chickpea salad made with leftover vegetables -- red cabbage, tomatoes and onions. I used a sun-dried tomato and tahini salad dressing, though any kind could be substituted.
This savoury and delicious soup warms the soul. Perfect for freezing.
This recipe is really easy, quick, delicious and only requires a few ingredients.
Simple recipe with exotic flavours, but only a few ingredients. Lentils are simmered in a coconut curry sauce. Serve over rice.
Slow cooking is the easy way to cook a hassle-free risotto. This vegetarian risotto is simple yet delicious, and has become a healthy family favourite. I usually prefer recipes where you can just add everything straight to the slow cooker, but the preparation for this dish really is minimal.
This is a quick and easy recipe that I devised for winter. It's extremely basic and very filling, with frankfurters, baked beans, celery, green pepper, onion and little else! Enjoy on a cold winter's night!
Baked beans from scratch in the slow cooker - homemade baked beans were never this easy! Very economical and oh-so delicious.
These homemade American baked beans are rich and delicious, not to mention easy to make in the slow cooker!
This heart-warming soup is perfect for a chilly evening. It's packed full of vegetables and mixed pulses, making it an excellent source of fibre. Enjoy it with some crusty French bread to mop up the delicious liquid.
A staple dish in Indian cuisine, this vegetarian ‘dhal’ with vegetables is enriched with coconut milk, giving it an exotic, enticing flavour. Serve with rice, warm naan or chappatis.
Inspired by the classic French dish, this version is lighter and less extravagant. It combines chunky sausages, bacon and beans with the traditional garlic and herb crust.
Passed down from my mum from a friend of my dad's, the late Mark Lasey. They went round for a dinner after the pub one night and all he had was mushrooms, onions, minced beef, baked beans and pasta that could have gone together as a dish. The dish was a success and we have now perfected it as a favourite family dish and have named it Laseyona after my dad's dear friend.
This is a lovely quick recipe that is great for kids and adults, its really tasty too!
This was a staple recipe in my late teens/early twenties and I still use it now if I want to make an easy throw-together tea for lots of people which is filling and cheap!
A hearty slow cooker meal that is simple to make and satisfying to eat, especially on a cold day! Top each bowl with some grated Parmesan and serve with warm, crusty bread, if desired.
Very tasy & quick mid-week favourite
This is simple to make and wont break the bank. A big hit with my children.