Thrifty Food

Cheat’s Pork Belly Slices

Cheat’s Pork Belly Slices

The most popular recipe on my blog is Garlic, Soy & Honey Pork Belly Slices, which in itself is a fairly easy and quick recipe (minus the marinading time), but this is a super quick and lazy alternative using shop-bought stir-fry sauce. I love the hoisin and garlic variety, but any flavour could be used. […]

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Pork ribs are a really economical cut of meat and slow cooking is a great way to get them tender and falling off the bone. This great one-pot meal will serve 4. Ingredients: Olive oil – 1 tablespoon Onions – 2 (diced) Garlic – 4 cloves (crushed) Vinegar – 3 tablespoons Tomato puree – 2 […]

The Ultimate Baked Cheesecake

The Ultimate Baked Cheesecake

I love cheesecake, so making my own was a bit of a no-brainer. It’s taken me over a year to develop and perfect this recipe, and the work has certainly paid off. Everyone who has tried it loves it. Be warned, your friends might not invite you around to their houses any more unless you […]

Garlic, Soy & Honey Pork Shoulder Steaks

Garlic, Soy & Honey Pork Shoulder Steaks

The most popular recipe on my blog has to be my Garlic, Soy & Honey Slow Cooked Pork Belly Slices. It’s a great full-flavoured sticky and spicy recipe that is bound to be a hit with any pork fan. It’s only downside is it does take quite a while to cook. This version allows you […]

Slow Cooker Roasted Shoulder of Lamb in Redcurrant Sauce

Slow Cooker Roasted Shoulder of Lamb in Redcurrant Sauce

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post and I’m still trying to get back into the blogging swing of things. In the final stages of my thesis getting it done was pretty all-consuming, and most extra-curricular activities went out the window. Now I’m trying to remember how I occupied my free time before, […]

I’m Back!!! And I’m Bringing Ribs! Barbecue Ribs with Garlic & Smoked Paprika

I’m Back!!! And I’m Bringing Ribs! Barbecue Ribs with Garlic & Smoked Paprika

I haven’t blogged for a very long time. I am terribly sorry, but I do have a really good excuse. I’ve spent the last 6 months frantically finishing my PhD thesis. I finally submitted at the end of May and have spent the past few weeks recovering and generally avoiding my laptop unless I wanted […]

Super Quick Syn Free Tomato Soup (60 Calories)

Super Quick Syn Free Tomato Soup (60 Calories)

It’s no secret, I love soup. It’s especially good for dieting and is my lunch of choice most days. I’ve posted a couple of soup recipes (see below) that I’ve made from scratch, and usually it’s not that much hassle, but when it’s a hot sunny day the last thing you want to do is […]