As part of my drive to use up anything out of date or close to its end-date from my store cupboards I needed to find a use for a pack of dessicated coconut. Sweet treats are always scrummy but this recipe for cocoa and coconut brownies is to die for and makes 36 bites for under £4.50.
We have lots of oats in our house right now. Not because we’ve got ourselves a pet horse, but because we thought it would be great to eat porridge for breakfast every day instead we are using them to make this cheap and tasty flapjack recipe.
A new recipe from the Retreatist kitchen today! perfect for the cold weather and fabulously frugal too: beef braising steak and ale stew! (Using those cheaper cuts of meat) priced up at £1.40 per portion. And – perfect timing for London Beer week! 🙂
It’s Valentines Day in the Retreatist hovel and we’re overcome with astounding levels of love and good feeling abounds!!!! 🙂 Well – similar levels to normal at least! But how do you keep the fire going while battling debt?
‘Frugal’ and ‘luxury’ – two words not usually seen next to each other in a sentence! But this recipe for mac and cheese plants them firmly side by side – it is luxurious and creamy and a great winter warmer, and frugal at a mere 32p per portion!
This recipe was a store-cupboard experiment – a perfect blend for a mid-week meal during the colder months – cheap and nutritious with 3 of your 5 a day included in the stew. It came about from me needing to use up some bacon from the fridge that hubby had gotten out for sandwiches but […]
This is a comforting chicken and leek casserole recipe which is perfect for colder nights and the onslaught of sniffles (which I am currently suffering from!). It uses very few ingredients, is super cheap to make and serves 8 (we always cook one for us: one for the freezer). The best thing is – it’s […]