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Recipe: Turkey Mince and Veg

 Turkey Mince and Veg This idea come from a few weeks ago, when I was in Tesco and saw minced beef with butternut squash already mixed in to it. First of all chop up some spring onions and three cloves of garlic, gently fry these in a big pan. Add in to this some chives, parsley, salt and pepper. Break up some turkey mince (you can use any other kind you want, I just went for turkey as it was the cheapest at the time) and add this to the pan. At this stage I added some paprika and 2 Oxo cubes. Add to this some swede and carrott mash, mix this in to the mince. Once the mince has begun to brown add a whole tim of chopped tomatos and mix well. Bring it to the boil and simmer for 15 mins, making sure it don't stick. Turn the heat off and keep the lid on. The built up heat will keep cooking the mince and veg. You can serve this up with whole grain rice or maybe some cous cous. I use the microwave pouches as they are more convenient. You will need to bring the mince up to temperature. Th

Sausage & Mash One Dish Meal

Sausage & Mash One Dish Meal This is whats needed for this tasty dish, which you need to fry the sausages and onion seperatly before putting it in the dish for the oven. You will also need to cook and mash the potato or cheat and get ready mashed!  Sausage (you can use vegi or vegan alternatives) Onion (spring and regular) Mashed potato (regular, sweet potato or other) To season use salt, pepper, garlic, Worcester Sauce and / or your choice of herbs to make it your own! See the video at

Recipe: Chicken Cottage Pie

  Chicken Cottage Pie First of all chop two small onions and gently fry until semi translucent, in to that add some garlic (granules or minced or chopped - your choice) along with a little pepper and salt, then add your minced chicken (you can use turkey if you want).  Gently fry until the mince has cooked through, then add a small tin of sweetcorn and about half an egg cup full of light soy sauce. Mix through and then put the mixture in to a casserole dish. Now for the mashed potatoes, you can do this from scratch or buy ready mashed. You can use sweet potatoes or ordinary potatoes if you wish, in to the mash add some soft cheese, I used garlic and herb, mix this through the mash and spoon on top of the mince. Cook in the oven for and hour or so on gas mark 7, or equivalent. Serve with peas or maybe peas and carrots mixed. Let me know what you think of this dish.

Recipe: Cornflakes coated chicken

Cornflakes coated chicken Inspired by Nigella  In a bowl mix together the following Mustard (of your choice - dijon, whole grain or French) Two cloves of garlic (grated) Egg (to combine) mix well until all ingredients are combined. To this add 2 chicken breast fillets flattened into escallops, let them bathe for a while, while you prepare the coating. In another dish pour some cornflakes , massage them into crumbs, add some paprika or cayenne pepper ( depending on your taste ), mix together. Take the chicken out of your mustard mixture and coat in the cornflakes, make sure you coat well. Fry in a pan until the chicken is cooked. Serve with a nice salad. I used honey nut cornflakes, which wasn't right for the dish due to the sweetness, but the nuttieness worked, I also added chives to the cornflakes. See a video online at

Baked Sausage & Beans (with added footnote tip)

Baked Sausage & Beans Here's a simple and quick meal. Here's what you need 1 pack of sausages 1 onion 1 tin of baked beans To start with gently fry a chopped onion, once fried put onion in to a casserole dish. In the same frying pan fry your sausages until lightly browned. Add the sausages to your casserole dish. Open your tin of baked beans and add on top of your sausages and onion, finally since out your bean tin and add the water. Cook in the oven for around half hour to 45 minutes on about gas mark 7. Serve with microwave rice of your own choice. Instead of baked beans you could use barbecue baked beans for a smoky taste. You could add paprika or maybe even garlic granules. FOOTNOTE TIP:  Here's an idea to add another dimension, why not add salami to the top if it for a spicy hit