Beginner recipes

  • A roast dinner has never been more simple! You certainly won’t be left with a mountain of washing up to do either as you only need one baking tray to get started with this recipe.

  • My gluten-free Yorkshire puddings seem to have a reputation of their own these days. Why?

  • Making Banana Bread is a popular way to use up leftover bananas, but if you've also got half a jar of peanut butter in the cupboard you can take this classic bake to the next level!  

  • A quick and easy recipe where you can mix and match ingredients to suit your cupboard/fridge from our friends at Dietetically Speaking.

  • We know that a lot of you agree that pasta is a great thing to have in your pantry and there's loads you can do with it!

  • Hummus can be whizzed up in no time, and works as a dip, or as the base of a bigger meal with salad and roast veggies! It's amazing what you can do with a can of chickpeas.

  • This Tuna Pasta dish is great for dinner time and utilises dried pasta, tinned tuna and chopped tomatoes.

  • Perfect for veggies (and vegans if you omit the cheese) this lentil bolognese is a brilliant weekend dinner option for just £1.40 a head. We promise carnivores won't even miss the meat!

  • This wonderful Goulash is from The Melting Pot Cookbook by the Isaro Community Iniative.  A hearty stew-type dish that's popular in Roma cuisine this delicious pot of Goulash comes together wi

  • Fresh herbs sometimes only last a couple of days and it can be hard to know what to do with any extras. Why not whip up a batch of Zhoug, a Middle-Eastern herb sauce made with coriander and parsley.

  • This is a great recipe to use up any leftover haggis and potatoes. A perfect brunch post-burns Night and tastes just as good with Vegetarian haggis! 

  • Are your bread-end-crusts always forgotten at the bottom of the bread bag?