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Crock Pot Lasagna

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Crock pot lasanga

This is a truly creamy, cheesy lasagna.  Prepare in 10 mins, assemble in your crock pot and cook on low for 4 hours.

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Minestrone Soup

vegetarian minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

A beautiful minestrone soup, warming, nutritious and filling.

Based on vegetable stock, with onion, zucchini, beans, celery, tomatoes, carrot, spinach, garlic, parsley, oregano, basil, thyme and pasta, my minestrone soup packs a powerful nutritious punch as well as being vegetarian, easy to make and delicious.   Read more

Prawn (Shrimp) and Mushroom Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake

 

A quick, easy and versatile shrimp (prawn) and mushroom pasta bake with a creamy, cheese  sauce.

If you’re a vegetarian, skip the prawns and double up on the mushrooms for a vegetarian mushroom pasta bake.  If you don’t have prawns, substitute chicken or bacon (cooked before adding).

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Cream of mushroom chicken (crock pot)

 

Cream of mushroom chicken (crock pot) (slow cooker)

Melt-in- your-mouth cream of mushroom chicken. Free range chicken breast fillets simmered in cream of mushroom soup, onions, wine, extra mushrooms and a touch of pouring cream are all it takes to make an amazing crock pot  meal that you set and forget 4 – 7 hours ahead of time. Read more

Tomato and Mushroom Flan

Tomato and mushroom flan

Tomato and mushroom flan

This recipe is based on a Pampas Pastry recipe that I’ve had for years.  If you make too much filling for the pie case, you can refrigerate it for a day or two and use it in an omelette.  It’s good for lunch, supper or dinner and only takes 10 mins to prep.  Read more