Banana Bread

Working tips to help you get organised: I separate everything into 3 bowls. Mashed bananas in one, flour, cinnamon and baking powder in another, and the butter and sugar mixture in a third larger bowl. Also, because I’m anal, I usually pre beat the eggs in a glass jug. Ingredients: 1 ½ cups plain flour… Continue reading

Basic Beef Stew

This is one recipe that I do on a regular basis throughout winter, especially as it’s easy to do, and can be made in one pan. What’s not to like. Ingredients: 8 oz stewing beef of choice, cubed 1 large onion, diced 2-3 carrots, diced (depending on size) 1 small swede, diced 3-4 potatoes, diced… Continue reading

Creamy Beef & Pasta

Here’s a great versatile pasta dish I adapted from a recipe a friend gave me. It works well with beef, chicken or, if you prefer, tinned tuna (well drained). Ingredients: 8 ounces pasta shells 1 tbsp olive oil 1 pound ground beef 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp Oregano 2… Continue reading

Simple Tomato Soup

Ingredients: 6 plum tomatoes, quartered 1 large red pepper, deseeded & quartered 1 red onion, quartered 2 tbsp tomato paste 2 tbsp olive oil 3 cloves minced garlic 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (or Worcestershire sauce) 2 bay leaves 1 tsp oregano 2 cups stock (veg or chicken) freshly ground black pepper Method: Pre heat oven… Continue reading