How do you make the classic French Toast better? Add a crunchy topping of toasted Cornflakes. Served with crispy bacon, a handful of mixed berries and a drizzle of honey you have a very substantial brunch that combines the sweet and savoury. It’s definitely a weekend treat that the whole family can enjoy. Dont like […]
Cooking on a Budget
We have all been on an incredible journey over the last 12 months, with fundamental changes to family lives, home learning and more of us working at home. Many of you have had to change careers, which in turn has negatively affected the family’s finances. My family and I have been on the journey with you!
During this period, I have taken some time out to reflect, look at all aspects of wellbeing and really focus on what makes us human. I have used my skills and experience within an industry I am passionate about to not only reach out and coach individuals, but to also look outside of our community to see how I can support people.
I set about crafting some simple recipes which I plan to expand over the coming weeks and months. Using store cupboard ingredients and keeping it simple, it gives us an opportunity to cook as a team, an opportunity to learn and most importantly, being able to eat the fruits of our hard work at the end!
I have used ingredients from large stores like Aldi, Iceland and Morrisons, as well as small local shops. I have considered budgets and using what we already have, whether that be tinned, frozen or fresh ingredients. I teach you how to adapt these ingredients into real comfort foods, or ‘No Brainers’ as I would call them. Crafting real ‘go-to’ dishes that you can own and become your own signature dishes.
I encourage you to share your feedback, your pictures and recipes, and let us grow this community as we look towards the new normal. Let us build our community and look after people’s wellbeing.
I appreciate your support. Martyn
The best salads are made with ingredients that have different textures and complementary flavors. In this vegan taco salad, you’ll love the crunch of the tortilla chips with the sweet, crisp lettuce and “meaty” crumble mixture.
The beauty about grain bowls is that they’re infinitely adaptable. You can roast just about any veggie and it’ll taste amazing in this recipe. You’re not gonna want to skip the peanut butter dressing though. It’s insanely addictive and one of my favorite sauces EVER.