Top 5 Meals To Cook With Wine

It makes a refreshing change knowing if you add a little wine to your favourite recipe it’s doing you a power of good – probably. Although red wine is reputed to contain the majority of health beneficial flavonoids, the minimum a white wine will do is increase the flavour of the dish. Here are five recipes where a little wine may improve your wellbeing and move your cooking up a notch.  Steak and Mash with Red Wine Sauce  Something a little different for those cold UK winter’s evening meals. Use a Pinot Noir or Côtes du Rhône for best results.

Vegetarian Bolognese For 60p A Portion

John decided to go vegetarian a good few months ago now which means we eat slightly different things for a lot of meals. Sometimes, we eat a completely different meal altogether. When we do this it’s sometimes easier to have something for John in the freezer so he doesn’t have to spend ages cooking after work. One of John’s favourites is bolognese as there are many different uses for it! So, here is my vegetarian bolognese that only costs about 60p per portion! Shopping List (Makes 4 portions) 2 carrots – 20p 1/2 onion – 17p 50-75g of Sainsbury’s vegetarian

Sensio Home Air Fryer Review

It still surprises me how many people haven’t been introduced to air fryers yet. I have to admit, we were pretty late to the game but we are most definitely converted. Today, I’ll be telling you all about the Sensio Home Air Fryer, what we think of it and you’ll even have a chance to win one for yourself. The Sensio Home Air Fryer is really easy to use. Unlike some air fryers there are no digital controls on this one. The top dial controls the heat setting and the lower dial controls the timer. Once you have these two set then you’re

Making Meal Times Easier With AO.com

Not too long ago our 7+ year old microwave died. What we thought was an exploded meal was actually rust and it just wasn’t working as well as it should. It took quite some time to actually think about how old that microwave was and we still can’t decide. Either I bought it while I was at university or John bought it when he first moved into our old flat. Whichever it was, it was really old and I think the cheapest we could get at the time. It certainly wasn’t anything special. It wasn’t even digital. Luckily, AO.com came to

Air Fryer Parsnips

One of Erin’s favourite foods when she was about 1 was parsnips. If we would go out for a carvery or a roast dinner these would be her food of choice. Sadly, she’s been going through a fussy stage lately and won’t each much at all so I thought cooking up some air fryer parsnips might do the trick. The great thing about air fryer parsnips is that you can do them a few different ways. If you follow the recipe below you can either serve them with a roast dinner or you can have them in chip style! These

Air Fryer Carrots

I am a pretty fussy eater and I don’t actually eat that much veg. However, something I have with every roast or Christmas dinner is carrots.  I love them but I have only ever cooked them in the same way and they can get pretty boring after a while. While I was in an experiencing mood I wondered whether or not you could cook carrots in an air fryer. Here’s out the air fryer carrots turned out! To start with, I cut the carrots into bigger chunks and I quickly realised that they would take a very long time to

Air Fryer Roast Potatoes

One of the best bits about a roast dinner for me is the roast potatoes. I know some people tend to choose mashed potatoes instead but I’m quite happy cook both normally because I love them both. The problem for me though is that roast potatoes tend to take forever. If I cook them in the oven I par boil them first and then they still take a good 35-40 minutes to cook. We also have quite a small cooker and when you add in meat or sausages etc. and Yorkshire puddings, it doesn’t leave much more room. Luckily, air fryer

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Brussel spouts, whether you like them or not, are a traditional part of Christmas dinner. I, personally, am not a fan myself but my husband John LOVES them. The problem with Christmas dinner is that there is so much to do, only a certain number of hobs available on the cooker and not enough time to really do everything you want. I want to spend Christmas Day with my family, watching Erin opening her presents and having fun so I decided to experiment a bit and see what I could cook in my air fryer. The great thing about this