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

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: 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: Chicken & Pea Chowder

This recipe takes me back to when I first moved in and I was living on an even tighter budget than I am now. It’s really simple and tastes great! Enjoy Ingredients: 1 Small Onion 3 Medium Potatoes 200ml Milk Some Oil for frying (I use vegetable oil) 200ml Vegetable Stock 100g Peas (I use Frozen) 3 Chicken Breasts (Cut into preferred shapes) 1 Tablespoon … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: Chicken & Pea Chowder

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

Kitchen Sorcery: Slow Cooker Sausage & Veggie Mix

I made this last week just doing the very lazy “chuck all the leftover food in the slow cooker” method and it actually came out so nicely I had to share. I know I said it’s lazy but does life always have to be difficult to be rewarding? I say NO! This recipe takes 4 hours and can be done by anyone who can open … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: Slow Cooker Sausage & Veggie Mix

Kitchen Sorcery: Potato & Leek Soup

This one’s an old favorite my dear granddad taught me how to make, the smell this gives out when it’s done is absolutely beautiful! This recipe makes enough for 4 people so invite guests over! Have fun! Ingredients: You will need: 1 Medium onion 2 Decent sized Potatoes, I used baking potatoes. 4 Large Leeks A knob of butter 1 Vegetable stock cube 125ml Cream … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: Potato & Leek Soup

Kitchen Sorcery: Creamy Penne Carbonara

So today I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes to make as a single occupant on a single full time income. I’ve found it somewhat of a challenge to put recipes together on a budget but this one is so easy and tastes utterly divine. Ingredients: You will need: 1 Gammon Steak 1 Vegetable stock cube 150g Mushrooms 50g Peas A knob of … Continue reading Kitchen Sorcery: Creamy Penne Carbonara