Chocolate Ripple Cake

A side view of half a chocolate ripple cake with chocolate shavings and fresh raspberries.

If you ever wanted the easiest cake recipe then look no further than this chocolate ripple cake. It is made from Arnott’s Choc Ripple biscuits that are softened with whipped cream to form a delicious moist sponge. Topped with chocolate shavings and raspberries, this cake is so simple to make and requires absolutely no baking! […]

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Vietnamese Pork Mince Omelette

Top down view of a Vietnamese pork omelette in a fry pan.

My Vietnamese pork mince omelette is a perfect recipe for families on a budget. It is a simple rice dish that is served as comfort food in homes all over south east Asia. Made with mainly eggs, pork mince and noodles, this recipe is quick to make and great for light dinner or lunch. Coming […]

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Budget Pork Rice Paper Rolls with Hoisin Sauce

A 45 degree view of a wooden plate with 3 budget rice paper rolls and a bowl of hoisin dipping sauce on the side.

Rice paper rolls have got to be one of the best things to come out of Vietnam. My budget version includes pork, noodles, lettuce and cucumber which creates a simple yet delicious rice paper roll. The dipping sauce is an easy hoisin based sauce which tastes fantastic and can be whipped up in minutes. Coming […]

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Cheap Pasta Stir Fry

45 degree angle of 3 bowls of pasta stir fry

This pasta stir fry is a super cheap and delicious recipe that is perfect for families on a tight budget! The dish is healthy and well balanced in terms of veg, carbs and protein. The taste is a fusion of Western and Asian flavours which gives normal everyday ingredients a slightly different look and taste. […]

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Crispy Almond Biscuits

45 degree angle view of a stack of almond biscuits

These crispy almond biscuits are so addictive that it is impossible to stop at one. Each one is a thin biscuit of sugary goodness that is layered with flaked almonds which give it an unbelievable crunch.  This recipe is so simple and delicious that you will make it again and again! Scruff and I have […]

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My Ultimate Potato Salad

45 degree angle view of a bowl of potato salad

This potato salad is an easy and delicious side dish. It is fully loaded with bacon, eggs and mayonnaise to create this amazing and crowd pleasing salad. This recipe is great for a weekend BBQ with your mates or with your family when pub food is on the dinner table. Most times when I think […]

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Tofu and Mushroom Mince

45 degree angle view of a plate of tofu and mushroom mince

My tofu and mushroom mince is perfect for people transitioning to a vegan diet. This is because it was developed to look and taste like a typical Asian pork mince dish I usually have at home with with rice. The flavours that shine in this dish are the umami enriched shiitake mushrooms and soy sauce. […]

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Basic Congee – Rice Porridge

There are a few recipes we all need to fall back on where money is tight and energy levels are low. For me, this is a good basic congee recipe. In its most basic form congee is nothing extraordinary, but it costs next to nothing to make, will freeze well, can be eaten by everyone […]

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Laos Khao Soi – Tomato Meat Sauce Noodle Soup

Laos Khao Soi - Tomato Meat Sauce Noodle Soup

Laos khao soi is one of the best hidden gems in the world of noodle soups. It has a garlicky tomato meat sauce that gives this dish its wonderful flavour and colour. It is also known as “spaghetti pho” because it literally looks like bolognese sauce on top of pho rice noodles. But unlike pho, […]

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