Fly solo

microwave-bowl-oven-glovesIf you’re cooking for one, then be your own VIP. Being smart with your shopping and cooking means you can still save time and cash by cooking from scratch.

Top tips:

  • Batch cooking and freezing portions is a great way to save time and money; you’ll make the most of bulk-buy deals and have your own, homemade ready-meals. Check out our top tips.
  • Many dishes keep well in the fridge for a couple of days and a tasty leftovers-lunch will be the envy of your colleagues as they chew a limp sandwich! Nothing lights up a lunch break like our Baked Bean Lasagne.
  • Foundation dishes like Basic Mince can be used any number of ways – as a jacket potato topping or in Chilli Con Carne, Bolognese or Cottage Pie. Our Basic Mince recipe explains how to adapt it.
  • Recipes that use ingredients with a long shelf-life can make planning and shopping for meals easier.
  • Making your own bread is great fun. Try our standard bread recipe or our yeast-free Irish Soda Bread (you don’t even need a loaf tin). And our flatbreads are cooked in a frying pan – they couldn’t be easier or quicker.