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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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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Homemade banoffe pie

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Monicas’ homemade banoffee pie

January is the month for going to the gym and green smoothies but you need a little treat to get you through the long, dull month. The little pots ofĀ Banoffee pie, is the perfect treat. This is actually one of my best friends mum’s recipe. I was always so excited to go to Lili’s for dinner in the off chance her mum, Monica would make Banoffee pie.

Since becoming more confident in the kitchen, there was no need for anyone else to have to make it for me. Taking under 15 minutes to make, It’s so easy to prepare, you could do it blind folded.

Ingredients

.95g of digestive biscuits

. A banana

. 150ml of double cream

.butter

. tinned caramel

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ingredients needed for Banoffe pie

Method

  1. Crush digestive biscuit by putting the biscuits in a bag and smashing it up with a rolling pin.

    After crushing up the biscuit
  2. melt around 2 table spoons of butter inĀ  a pan thenĀ mixĀ crushed biscuit into it until the mixture becomes a golden brown colour.
  3. Put the biscuit mixture into little pots. Anything can be used like ramekins. Fill to half way then put in fridge for 20 minutes.
  4. Take pots out of theĀ fridge and with a knife, generously spread the caramel on top of it.
  5. Chop up a banana and place a couple of slices of banana on top of the caramel.

 

The pie after i put the caramel sauce on and the chopped up banana.

 

6. Whip the cream either using a machine or a fork, until it becomes very thick.

the cream after i had whipped it with a whisk

 

 

7. Spoon the cream on top of the banana then smooth over with a knife.

I added chocolate sprinkles for decoration but it still tastes good without.

Cost & servings Ā 

I made 5 pots from the idgediants I had.The total came to Ā£4.08 so per portion, that’s only 96p!

 

 

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