Category Archives: Cook on a Shoestring

Sausage Carbonara Pasta

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Recipe from my book Cook on a shoestring. We all need a few different pasta dishes in our repertoire that we can throw together quickly and cheaply, with little fuss. […]

Pepperpot Beef Stew

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Pepperpot Beef Stew Perfect for a cosy night in without any fuss! My mum used to cook this for me all the time as it was one of my favourites. […]

Cook on a shoestring – Chicken, Orzo and Spring Onion Broth

Chicken, Orzo and Mint Broth

Chicken, Orzo and Spring Onion Broth Orzo, Giant cous Cous or Macaroni will work for this recipe, even barley or spelt if you have some in the cupboard.  Cook this […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Blackened Fish with Orange and Watercress

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Blackened Fish with Orange and Watercress Just about any fish works well with this recipe, so I won’t tell you which one you buy. Because fish is such a perishable […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Cajun Style Turkey Burger

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Cajun Style Turkey Burger OK, I know what you’re all thinking – turkey? Let me assure you that this burger, if made right, with lots of lovely seasoning, is seriously […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Thai-style Chicken Wings

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Thai-style Chicken Wings I always cook chicken wings for a friendly get together. Not just because they are seriously easy to cook and make great finger food, but also because […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Lamb, Mint and Potato Pie

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Lamb, Mint and Potato Pie A fantastic way to use up the extra meat from a roast shoulder of lamb. Preparation 20 minutes Cooking 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Spiced Lamb and Aubergine Pilaf

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Spiced Lamb and Aubergine Pilaf If you have taken my advice from the introduction and have a reasonably stocked spice cupboard (cumin, cinnamon, chilli, coriander), you can make this dish […]

Cook on a Shoestring – My Kitchen Cupboard

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I HAVE DELIBERATELY USED THE SAME SPICES, OILS, MUSTARD AND VINEGARS THROUGHOUT THE BOOK SO YOUDON’T NEED TO GO OUT AND STOCK UP EVERY TIME YOU WANT TO COOK A […]