Mackerel Pate

Cooks in: 10 minutes Feeds: 2 Adults Effort: Easy Price: Cheap If you dislike Mackerel, this is the perfect dish to change your mind. It is creamy salty and sharp from the lemon with just enough of the substance from the mackerel. Perfect on warm bread. I routinely make this when I have guests coming…

Bacon and Leek Carbonara Pasta

Cooks in: 25 minutes Feeds: 4-6 Adults Effort: Medium Price: Cheap This is a simple and quick mid-week dinner. It is filling and a lighter (just) carbonara recipe and is very simple. Ingredients: 180 grams pancetta or lardons 1 leek 50 grams of parmesan cheese or other hard cheese 2 egg yolk 200 grams spaghetti…

Salted Toffee Popcorn

Cooks in: 10 minutes Feeds: 4 Adults or 2 greedy adults Effort: Easy Price: Cheap This is a quintessential dinner and movie staple for those cold winter nights when the fridge is bare and effort is unwarranted. Served in a huge mixing bowl for maximum chic.  Best accompanied by a snuggly blanket. Ingredients: 70 gr…

Very Authentic-ish Paella

Cooks in: 40-45 minutes Feeds: 4-5 Adults Effort: Medium Price: Cheap This is my very authentic Paella recipe born from love of Spanish food on the cheap in my student days. I apologise in advance to my Spanish readers who will likely not recognize the dish, but it is tasty and feeds a lot of…