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Cheesy Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake

Cheesy pasta bake

A quick, easy and versatile mushroom and prawn (shrimp) pasta bake with a creamy, cheese  sauce. If you don’t have prawns, substitute chicken or bacon (cooked before adding).

Make it vegetarian

Skip the prawns and double up on the mushrooms for a vegetarian version.

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Introducing … 15 Meals

15 meals meal plans for singles and couples

Hi lovely readers,

15 Meals is my new weekly meal planning system.

I’ve been meal planning on and off for years, and always have a more organised week when I (a) take the time to plan and (b) stick to the plan.  So I’m going to share my meal plans here to help you become more organised too.  Because sometimes all you need is an idea, to get you started.

Click here for this week’s plan, or visit the 15 Meals tab to browse all plans.

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Ploughman’s Lunch

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Ploughman’s Lunch

Top a buttered baguette or crusty roll with cheddar cheese, pickled onions and chutney and you have a traditional Ploughman’s Lunch.

When making your Ploughman’s Lunch, select your cheese first, and build the rest of the meal around it.

Add your favourite condiments, build up your sandwich with your choice of extras and you’ll have an quick, easy vegetarian lunch that will carry you through to dinner.

For non-vegetarians

Add a few hard boiled eggs or slices of leg ham.

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Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup

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Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup

An easy, healthy and warming slow cooker enchilada soup with only 10 mins hands-on prep time.  Simmer stock, enchilada sauce,  onion, tomato, garlic and chili in a crock pot and top with tortilla strips, tasty cheese, lime wedges and your choice of garnish.  Make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock.

Add prawns (shrimp) or shredded cooked chicken half an hour before end of cooking time OR heat and add to individual bowls immediately before serving.  Details are in the recipe below.

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Brie in Puff Pastry | Baked Brie

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Brie in Puff Pastry | Baked Brie

Brie in Puff Pastry and Baked Brie are both easy to make – really easy –  and look special on a cheese platter, or  with a selection of appetisers.

My favourite is the basic recipe for Brie en Croute below, but if you’d like something a little different, the options to adapt brie en croute to suit your own taste are endless.  Read more

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Pure comfort food. An easy-to-follow scalloped potatoes recipe with potatoes, cream, cheese and sliced onions, baked to perfection. Read more

Crock Pot (Slow Cooker) Potato Chowder

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My favourite comfort food!

My slow cooker potato soup has a smooth, creamy texture and is vegetarian-friendly.  It only takes 15 minutes to prepare, then simmers away in a slow cooker until you’re ready to serve it.

For non-vegetarians

Turn it into a prawn (shrimp) chowder simply by adding shelled and deveined fresh prawns 30 mins before it finishes cooking.   Read more

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

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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

Curried Red Lentil Soup

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Simple, comforting and healthy, my red lentil soup is nutritious and vegetarian-friendly.  The addition of mild curry powder gives it a flavour boost without being overpowering.  Eat now, make ahead for work lunches or freeze for later.  Read more

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