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slow cooker chinese chicken curry

Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken Curry

Slow cooker Chinese chicken curry is my new favourite fakeaway. Tender, slow cooked chicken, cooked low and slow for hours in homemade curry paste, served in a nest of egg fried rice. I am converted to swapping my usual takeaway for this easy recipe. It’s officially slow cooker weather and mine is on non-stop! I’ve been experimenting a lot with different recipes, from cooking to baking, and one of my… Read More »Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken Curry

Chinese Curry Paste Recipe

Create your ultimate fakeaway at home with this easy Chinese Curry Paste recipe. One of my all-time favourite comfort food is a Chinese takeaway. So it was a no-brainer to try to recreate some takeaway dishes at home. I mastered homemade budget stir-fries and sauteed noodles while paying off debt. But I perceived from-scratch curry paste as too much work. I didn’t know the process, but it seemed like a… Read More »Chinese Curry Paste Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Burrito Bowls- £1.69 per Portion

There are few things more satisfying than slow cooked meat. And right at the top of the pile is beef brisket. Slower cooker beef brisket is the ultimate comfort food. When we first started paying off debt, I found that eating lunch out was one of our biggest budget downfalls. Whether it was grabbing an uninspiring prepackaged sandwich on lunch break, or treating ourselves to something from the deli on… Read More »Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Burrito Bowls- £1.69 per Portion

My Budget Version of Pulled Pork: £1 per Portion

Pulled pork is one of my all time favourite treat meals. I’ve been making it for a few years now and I’m always surprised at how expensive the ready made versions are. Made at home, pulled pork is already the perfect budget meal. Even though this is a budget version of pulled pork, it’s as good as any ready made equivalent. The key to making amazing pulled pork is cooking… Read More »My Budget Version of Pulled Pork: £1 per Portion

Homemade Budget Pizza Dough – £0.13 per Portion

Pizza is life. So when we started tackling our debt, we kicked our weekly £25 takeaway pizza habit in favour of homemade pizza. When I first made pizza, I found the thought of making homemade pizza dough daunting. So I opted for a box of pizza dough mix that I just needed to add water to. It was cheap, maybe £1.50 per box for 2 large pizzas. But then people… Read More »Homemade Budget Pizza Dough – £0.13 per Portion