Kitchen Sorcery: Chicken & Cauliflower Cheese

Hey guys, been a while since I did a Kitchen Sorcery post. I did this the other night on a recommendation from a friend. Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower (Optional) 1 head of broccoli 250g (approx.) Chicken pieces or 2 diced chicken breasts (Optional) 1 or 2 baking potatoes cut into small chunks for potato wedges. Cheese Sauce: 150g mature cheddar, grated. 2 Tbsp plain … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: Chicken & Cauliflower Cheese

Kitchen Sorcery: How to Survive on £15 per Week – Student Budget Meal Guide

Hello friends! I wanted to put together a little compilation of my experience from when I first moved out and had to really make my money stretch as far as possible. This is a guide aimed at people who are just moving to Uni or just trying to spend less on food in general. If you’ve spent this months rent on beer or pizza, fret … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: How to Survive on £15 per Week – Student Budget Meal Guide

5 Things I do to Deal with Anxiety & Depressive Thoughts

Hey guys, been a while, Today, I wanted to talk about something I’ve struggled with for a long time and a few ways that’ve helped me cope and just “do adult”. I, like a lot of other people, experience anxiety most strongly when I’m alone or about to go to sleep. Living alone, that’s more often than not. Bear in mind when I say I … Continue reading 5 Things I do to Deal with Anxiety & Depressive Thoughts

Kitchen Sorcery: Cola Chicken & Pork

You read that right! COLA CHICKEN! When I first heard that soft drinks could be used in “proper cooking” my mind was blown. I’ve done this recipe twice now and both times it’s been utterly delicious. Enjoy! Ingredients: 4 or 5 Chicken Breasts (Diced) 2 Gammon Medallions (Diced) Half a cup of Coca Cola or own brand cola drink, either works. 2 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: Cola Chicken & Pork

Kitchen Sorcery: Sausage Meat Chilli Con Carne

Apparently “con” means “with” in Spanish so Chilli Con Carne quite literally translates as Chilli With Meat. I love how simplistic food names in other languages can be. Anyway! Recipe time! I mentioned a few recipes ago that sausage meat is an absolute lifesaver when you’re on a budget. Frozen sausages are not only much cheaper than mince meat but also keep for much longer … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: Sausage Meat Chilli Con Carne

Kitchen Sorcery: Gammon & Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

This one took me a few tries to get right, the sauce is a little tricky to make but is well worth the effort! Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 Smoked Gammon Steak 100g Broccoli Florets (mine are pre-cooked) 50g Mature Cheddar Cheese (grated) 1 Tbsp Butter 1 Tbsp Plain Flour Around 150ml Milk (amount depends on how thick you want the sauce to be) 1 Tsp English … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: Gammon & Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Kitchen Sorcery: Chorizo & Butter Bean Stew

Hey guys, another super simple and effective recipe from when I was living on a budget when I moved out. Perfect when you’ve got a craving for some spice and takes around 20 minutes. Enjoy! Ingredients: Around 50g of Chorizo (sliced) 100ml vegetable stock prepped according to instructions. 1 small onion 1 clove of garlic (or more/less to your preference) 1 can of Butter Beans … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: Chorizo & Butter Bean Stew

Kitchen Sorcery: Hasselback Potatoes

Hey guys! I’m 23 now! Some of my dearest friends bought me some cookbooks for my birthday and I found this one in one of them and had to try it out! It takes some precision and knife skill but it came out really well! Ingredients: 6 Potatoes, or more, up to you. Any kind will do. Oil/butter/fat Salt Herbs/seasonings of your choice. You’ll also … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: Hasselback Potatoes

Kitchen Sorcery: Sausage Burgers

Discovered this one after an experiment with the wonder that is sausage meat. It’s so easy and tastes just like proper bonfire night burgers. Recipe makes 5-8 Burgers Ingredients: You will need: 8 Pork Sausages (I use frozen) Burger Buns 2 Cloves of Garlic (Finely chopped) OR 1 Tbsp of Garlic Powder 1 Tbsp Mixed Herbs 1 Tbsp Chilli Powder Some Cooking Oil (I use … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: Sausage Burgers