Cheap and Easy Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

Chinese Soy Sauce Chicken

This cheap and easy dish consists of tender, melt-in-your mouth chicken wings cooked in soy sauce. The addition of ginger, cinnamon and star anise make this dish smell absolutely heavenly. Best of all it is an economical dish made in one pot with only 15 minutes prep time. My friend Portia has a good tip […]

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Pressure Cooker Steak and Guinness Pot Pies

When most people are down to their last $20, there are a few things they might consider doing. Some might build a fortress and barricade themselves in a corner until the next payday. Financially savvy people would probably find a way to invest that $20 and double it by the end of the week. Unsurprisingly, […]

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Crispy Scotch Eggs with Runny Yolk

I love cookbooks, and have been reading them for as long as I remember. The main cookbook I read growing up was what my family called “the brown cookery book”. It had a great collection of British recipes, including roasts and pudding, breads and soups, and just about everything in between. What I did not […]

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Steph’s Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup

There’s a movie called Julie & Julia that is based on the real life blogger Julie Powell’s attempt to cook every recipe in Julia Child’s first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I don’t know how normal it is for people to try to cook EVERYTHING in a cookbook, but given at least one other […]

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Chinese Home-Style Eggs in Tomatoes

If there was one thing I’d recommend everyone learn to cook when they first move out of home, it would be Chinese eggs and tomatoes. This is cheap, easy, home-style cooking, and one that has probably kept many a poor uni student from starving. It is what you cook when you can’t be bothered cooking, and […]

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Black Bean and Smashed Avocado Burritos

I’ve been in search of the perfect vegetarian recipe where someone who normally loves meat could eat it and not miss the meat at all. I wanted something that wasn’t just good “for a vegetarian meal”, but was good full stop. I came across this black bean and avocado taco recipe. It had what I was looking […]

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Sweetcorn and Chickpea Fritters

Up until a few months ago I never, ever thought either of us could go vegetarian. In fact  I’m pretty sure a 17-year old Scruff once told me that if we ever got married and I made him dinner without meat he would leave me! Fast forward 15 or so years and it turns out […]

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Lemon Barley Water

When life gives you lemons, make… lemon barley water? Every now and then I’ll find something in some obscure corner of the Internet and it’ll become my little obsession for a week or so. Like kiwifruit bread. Or plarn. I think Scruff’s sort of gotten used to me showing him random stuff I’ve found on […]

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Easy Gingernut Biscuits

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa One of the reasons Scruff and I decided to start a food blog is because food, and cooking in particular, is a very big part of how we’ve always shown the other we care. Sharing […]

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