Beginner recipes One hour +

  • A pot of veggie soup is given extra warmth with some spice and it’s flexible so it’ll work with whatever you have.

  • Rosemary is often associated with lamb, especially at Easter. However, it pairs well with chicken too!

  • An easy one-pot-wonder which uses the bold flavour of chorizo sausage as the basis for a hearty slow-cooked stew. This recipe is brought to you by Jane Co

  • 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

  • An unusual slant on slow roasted tomatoes, this recipe will turn your glut into a long-lasting fridge favourite.

  • This crowd-pleasing crumble is a great idea for how to use up slightly stale hot cross buns, as well as any not-quite perfect apples and dried fruit that you might have in your kitchen.

  • A classic Scottish sweet treat, that’s surprisingly easy to make yourself!

  • Michael and Savanah were winners of our Halloween-themed 'Don't Be Afraid of Your Leftovers' school competition in partnership with Scottish Business in the Community and Good Family Food

  • A piece of gammon is a practical joint for a family lunch. Serve it with parsley sauce, mashed potatoes or a vegetable mash.

  • This stuffed marrow with mince recipe is easy and delicious. You can use your favourite mince recipe such as bolognese or chilli (or vegetarian options) to stuff a marrow, so do experiment.

  • This recipe is great for when you find those stale slices of bread left at the end of the loaf.

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