Chocolate molten lava pudding 

For this weeks recipe, I thought I would share the most indulgent recipe I know- Chocolate Motlton lava pudding!  Most of the recipes I have have posted have been healthy, I thought it was only fair to treat you to to a treat.

The chocolate molten lava pudding serves 2 and takes 30 minutes to prepare¬†and bake. It’s an ideal dessert to share with someone else ( or enjoy both yourself).

As always, this recipe is purse friendly.The only two ingredient I had tobuy was the cooking chocolate and the vanilla essence. The rest of the ingredient’s, are items that most people will have in their cupboards.

I found the recipe on Spoon university. This is a great website made with young people in mind. The recipes are simple so perfect if like me, you are looking to build your confidence in the kitchen.



the ingredient’s¬† i used for this recipe

. 1 egg


. 80 grams of chocolate

.2 teaspoon of sugar

. 2 tablespoons of flour

. 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

.1 1/2 tablespoons of unsalted butter ( little more for greasing the pots)


  1. grease the pots with a little bit of butter
  2. preheat the oven to 170 degrees
  3. melt the butter in a pan, start to add the chocolate in. Keep in on a low heat
  4. whisk the egg, sugar and vanilla essence together. Add into chocolate mixture
  5. add the flour in. Rather than mix it, you need to fold it in. The mixture should thick and looks tempting to eat
  6. pour the mixture into the little pots and place in the oven for 8- 10 minutes.
  7. take out of the oven and let them stand for 10 minutes
  8.  place on a plate and turn it upside down for 5 minutes. Then take the puddings out and VOILA Рthe puddings are ready to enjoy.

Watch the my video below to follow the simple steps to make the chocolate molten lava dessert.


Cost and servings

I only had to buy the chocolate and vanilla essence as i had everything else in the house. This meant it only cost me £1.44 and the ingredients made 2 molten lava puddings.

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Chinese chicken curry


the mixture starting to thicken up



This weeks curry ¬†recipe is¬†a bit of a cheat…

I have discovered when learning to cook, that it’s healthier and cheaper to make your own curry rather than to order one. It’s bit unhealthy but you can see for yourself what is being put into the curry.

I came across Mayflower powder¬†in¬†B&M. This is the powder you use to use as the sauce for your Chinese curry. It’s ¬£1.00 per pack, A LOT cheaper than a takeaway!

This dish is perfect for a Friday night treat. I have added chicken and onions to mine but check out Pinterest for loads more ideas on what you can add. This could be beef, prawns or make it a vegetable curry.

. Mayflower ( one packet)

. A pint of water

this is the only ingredient’s i needed to make the sauce ¬†



  1. . Break up the curry powder so there are no big lumps of power.

    breaking up the clumps of powder
  2. .Add a pint of cold water into a pan and heat for a coupe of minutes.
  3. .start to add in the power. Don’t put it all in at once, every so often add in a little more.
  4. Once all the powder has been added, keep storing the sauce. You may need to add more water if the mixture is to runny.
    the sauce thickening up

    This is the point that my sauce was ready as it was thick enough now

The next step would be to simply add in your  chosen ingredient. For me, I fried the chicken before hand and cut up an onion then added that in when the squad was ready.

i added in chicken and onion to the sauce


Cost and servings

One packet of mayflower costs ¬£1 and serves 6 people so it’s just under 17p per portion. I got 5 chicken breeats , prawn crackers an onion for ¬£7.00.

Even by adding that on, this is still a cheaper alternative to ordering a takeaway curry.
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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 is perfect when you need something to whip up quickly.  I have used basil & tomatoes but there is nothing to stop you getting creative, using left over veg you have.


. 3 slices of Halloumi

.packet of fresh basil

. 6 cherry tomatoes

. Chillie flakes ( opiontal)


the ingredient you will need




  1. Heat a¬†2 table spoonful’s¬†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 the  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. Put three table spoons of oil in pan and let it heat for a few minutes.  Then add a   spoonful and a half 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 the bowls. Then add the Halloumi and Tomatoes on top.
  7. pour the chilli 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 £3.79 which made 4 portions. This is definitely a purse friendly meal as its 95p per dish!  The oil and chilli flakes were additional items i had in the kitchen but would have been an extra £4.10 ( bearing in mind you would get plenty more use out the items).


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Healthy Carbonara  


delicious healthy Carbonara


After Christmas and new year, i think it’s safe to say that most people feel its time for a detox. My first recipe, healthy Carbonara, is perfect for¬†anyone looking to eat¬† healthier. Only 279 calories, you can have a tasty meal without feeling too guilty. This dish only takes 12 minutes to prepare and includes just a few simple¬†ingredients!

I came across the recipe from The Hairy Dieters recipe book, which is great for low calorie but great tasting meals. It was one of the first recipes I tried as i started out in my adventure in the kitchen.


. 75g of dried pasta- spagetti, tagliatelle, ligunine ( my favorite ) any can be used

.2 rashers of  lean smoked back bacon

. oil

.200g of small chestnut mushrooms

ingredients needed for healthy Carbonara

. 10 cherry tomatoes

. 4 tbsp half fat creme fraiche

. parmasan cheese

. black pepper



  1. Fill a pan half way with water and once boiled, add the pasta. Leave for around 12 minutes. Keep stiring every so often.
  2. While patsa  is cooking, cut the bacon into strips, taking off any fat around the sides.

    cut the bacon into strips, taking away any fat.
  3. Add mushroom¬† and bacon into pan. Spray pan with oil so it doesn’t stick. let it fry for a couple of minutes until brown
  4. chop tomatoes in half, add into pan and fry for 1 minute.
  5. Drain the pasta then add to pan
  6. lastly, add in the crème fresh, parmesan and black pepper to the pan. Give it a good stir.
  7. serve and enjoy

cost and servings

Even though I made a portion made for two, there is definetly enough for another 5 serving. That would work out roughly around £1.15 per serving as in total it came to £8.02.


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