Recipes

  • New potatoes make the perfect base for any number of delectable savoury nibbles. Here are three great topping ideas but use up any leftover ready cooked potatoes that you have.

  • This recipe takes a fair bit of time and effort but if you're feeling adventurous the results are worth it!

  • An exotic winter warmer, this tagine is a fabulous twist for festive leftovers.

  • This stunning dish takes local and seasonal veg to a whole new level!

  • When cooking a mince dish like this one it makes sense to double up and freeze a second meal for another day.

  • Paella is a great vehicle for using up any leftover cooked meat or sausage that you’ve got in your fridge. The saffron spice gives this dish a wonderful authentic flavour and ‘mellow yellow’ colour.

  • This delicious vegetarian dish is a great one to have on standby in the freezer and is a good vegetarian option for the main Christmas meal. Serve with garlic bread and crispy green salad.

  • Children go wild for these burgers, keep them in the freezer for a last minute children’s tea - they can be cooked from frozen. ;Try serving them as small meatballs with tomato sauce and spaghetti.

  • This is basically a thin omelette rolled up tightly. They are best made one day in advance and chilled before slicing.

  • A moist delicious cake with a sugary blanket of sticky icing, it’s very moorish so it won’t be around for long!

  • These mini pizzas can be assembled and frozen ahead of time, so all you need to do is take them out of the freezer and cook on baking trays from frozen.

  • This is the ultimate in convenience food on a budget ;and a great way to use up leftovers. Keep the dough ready rolled out in the freezer so all you have to do is top it and cook from frozen.