Sweet potato, red onion & chilli soupĀ 

 

this is the soup ready to eat after blending the mixture together

 

Nothing can beat a good pot of homemade soup! This recipe for sweet potato, red onion and chilli is perfect to warm you up onĀ a cold winters night, only taking 30 minutes to make.

Soup was one of the first dishes I made when learning how to cook and it really helped my confidence as you can’t go wrong with soup.

The soup is so tasty thatĀ after making some for my mum to take for her lunch at work, i had requests off her colleaguesĀ to make some for them! The best thing about it is that it costs literally next to nothing to make and is super low in calories.

I found this recipe form Ā Goodtoknow. I would highly recommend having a look on the website as there so many other brilliant recipes to follow.

Ingredient

.2 mild red chilli’s

.2 tablespoon’s on butter

.2 red onions

. 3 gloves of garlic

.2 sweet potatoes

.2 chicken or veg stock cubes

 

the ingredient’s used for the soup

 

 

 

Method

  1. Chop up the sweet potato, onion, chilli’s and garlic

    the veg chopped up
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in pan for 2 minutes
  3. Add in the onion, letting it sweat for couple of minutes. Then add the rest of the veg. Mixing it together for a fen minutes.
  4. Put the the two stock cubes in a measuring jug and add 1L of hot water.
  5. Add the stock to pan. On a low heat, let it simmer for 10/15 minutes.

    All the ingredients added together, cooking away

Finally, put the contents of the pot into a blender. Blend for around 30/40 seconds.

Cost and servings

The cost of buying the veg and stock cubes was Ā£4.10 and it easily made 6 bowls of soup. This recipe is mega purse friendly as it equates to 68p per portion!

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Halloumi salad

 

the Halloumi salad i made

 

This weeks recipe is a salad with CHEESY twist – Halloumi.

 

Halloumi is great to add in to a Salad as it fills you up. This recipe isĀ perfect when you needĀ something to whip up quickly. Ā I have used basil & tomatoes but there is nothing to stop you getting creative, using left over veg you have.

Ingredient

. 3 slices of Halloumi

.packet of fresh basil

. 6 cherry tomatoes

. Chillie flakes ( opiontal)

.oil(opitonal)

the ingredient you will need

 

 

Method

  1. Heat aĀ 2 table spoonful’sĀ of oil in a frying pan. Cut three slices of Halloumi and place in pan.
  2. Fry for a couple of minutes, keep turning the slices over until they are a golden brown colour.

    this was taken as the Halloumi didn’t need to be fried anymore
  3. Cut theĀ  Tomatoes in half and fry with the Halloumi. Stir the pan to mix everything together until Tomatoes are slightly brown.
  4. Put the Halloumi and Tomatoes to one side
  5. PutĀ three table spoons of oil in pan and let it heat for a few minutes.Ā Ā Then add aĀ Ā  spoonfulĀ and a halfĀ of chilli flakes into the pan. Give the mixture a good stir. Let boil for a couple of minutes.

    the chilli oil i prepared
  6. As the chilli oil simmers, spread the basil leaves equally out amongst theĀ bowls. Then add the Halloumi andĀ Tomatoes on top.
  7. pour the chilliĀ oil over the dishes but be careful not to drown the salad in oil.

 

cost and serving

For the Tomatoes, basil and Halloumi, it came to a grand total of Ā£3.79 which made 4 portions. This is definitely a purse friendly meal as its 95p per dish!Ā Ā The oil and chilli flakes were additional items i had in the kitchen but would have been an extra Ā£4.10 ( bearing in mind you would get plenty more use out the items).

 

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Easy enchiladasĀ 

 

the enchilada’s ready to be served Ā 

 

It’s time for a fiesta as this weeks recipe is Mexican themed!

Enchiladas are a firm favourite in the smith house hold. It’s the perfect dish when every is sitting down and eating together. I got the recipe fromĀ The Hairy Dieters bookĀ again. The recipe book is something I highly recommend purchasing!

This is probably trickiest recipe I have tried as it’s a a while to make, there are a number ofsteps and ingredient to making the enchiladas. But fear not as I have included a picture of the recipe from the book so it’s simpler for you to follow.

Ingredients

ingredients needed

 

 

.a pack of soft corn tortillas

.mature cheddar cheese

.salt

.pepper

.chilli flakes ( optional)

.creme fresh

.an onion

.beef mince

.red kidney Beens

.Tomato puree

.beef stock

.salsa

.oil
Method

 

this is a photo of the recipe from the Hairy dieters book

 

Even though this recipe takes longer than the other, it is definelty worth it! If you ever just fancy Ā homemade chilli, then this recipe can be used for that!

Cost and servings

I made 4 portions each containing two wraps each. This came to a grand total of Ā£14.17. This might seem expensive but most items like oil and cheese, you wi already have in the fridge so that will cut down in cost. For each portion, it only comes to Ā£2.36 which is still very good.

 

the encheladas ready to be put in the oven

Additionally, to make it more of a meal, I added in spicy rice and salad. This went really Well with the enchiladas. This addd on Ā£2 on to the total.

 

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