Blog Posts - Frugal Recipes



Crispy Fish Balls with Easy Tartare Sauce

These Crispy Fish Balls with Easy Tartare Sauce make dinner a doddle when the cupboards are bare and you’re lacking inspiration. Get the kids helping in rolling them out to make it even easier on you :) I was recently challenged by the new and...
by Hedgecombers on Jul 13, 2016

Apple and Elderflower Smoothie

This Apple and Elderflower Smoothie offers an early summer twist on a refreshing and healthy classic. Get out foraging and make the most of this delightful flower whilst you still can! The sun is shining here in Cornwall, however briefly, so to cele...
by Hedgecombers on Jun 27, 2016

BBQ Beef Koftas

These BBQ Beef Koftas are a yummy way to stretch a packet of minced beef and cook something a little different over the coals this summer. Hands up, I’ve never made Koftas before. The first batch I made were HUGE, and they promptly fell off th...
by Hedgecombers on Jun 1, 2016

Broccoli and Almond Soup

This Broccoli and Almond Soup is so quick and easy to make, it’s ridiculously healthy and tastes sublime. I first published this recipe back in 2011 and I’ve been wanting to remake (and re-shoot) it ever since. If you happen to read this...
by Hedgecombers on May 16, 2016

Marinated Broad Beans

These Marinated Broad Beans are my idea of summer in a jar! Bursting with flavour, they’ll be the highlight of any buffet, Ploughmans or lunch box. This week I had the surreal experience of opening a magazine and seeing my words, recipes and ph...
by Hedgecombers on May 6, 2016

April’s Credit Crunch Munch Roundup – 23 Frugal Recipes

April’s Credit Crunch Munch Roundup Last month I took over the reins of the #CreditCrunchMunch for Camilla of Fab Food 4 All and Helen of Fuss Free Flavours. April saw The post April’s Credit Crunch Munch Roundup – 23 Frugal Recipes...
by From Plate to Pen on May 1, 2016

pineapple upside down cake vintage recipe from 1920s

  Upside down cake Easy Recipe 2016. When I was a kid, my grandmother said to me while making dinner one night, “one thing I regret is not learning my grandmother’s (who is my great-great grandmother Martha Henderson) recipe for upsi...
by Coupons Do Work! on Apr 20, 2016

Mackerel Sashimi Salad

This Mackerel Sashimi Salad makes the most of only the freshest mackerel which is perfect if you’re just been out fishing and landed a bucket of these most beautiful of fish. Regular readers will know that sushi & sashimi are top of my favo...
by Hedgecombers on Apr 11, 2016

Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

This week I made the most wonderful cranberry orange bread.  Since I have never made orange cranberry bread I didn’t know how it tasted, but I honestly was expecting for it to be a lot sweeter than it was.  I was actually happy it wasn’...
by Living A Frugal Life on Jan 8, 2016

Cheese and Red Onion Muffins

Cheap and cheerful, yet uber-tasty these Cheese and Red Onion Muffins are a great stand by for lunch boxes, morning coffee or after school snacks. How you all doing? On the verge of death by gluttony? I sure am, which is why I decided to bake these...
by Hedgecombers on Dec 28, 2015

Turkey Pesto Pizza

This Turkey Pesto Pizza is a fun and tasty way to use up those Christmas day leftovers. It’s quick to knock up the pizza dough and everyone can pile on their favourite leftover veggies too! Ahhh, are you feeling festive yet? Christmas seems to...
by Hedgecombers on Dec 14, 2015

Festive Meringue Wreath

This Festive Meringue Wreath is a showstopping festive dessert, and much lighter than the traditional Christmas puddings, cakes and pies. Welcome to my favourite bake of the entire year, a stunning Festive Meringue Wreath! Things are certainly lookin...
by Hedgecombers on Dec 7, 2015

Cinnamon Freezer Cookies

These Cinnamon Freezer Cookies are a brilliant stand-by to pull out of the ice box at a moments notice anytime you fancy a fresh batch of deliciously scented cookies. Dang, my kitchen smells good right now! This dough is fantastic, and one I’ve...
by Hedgecombers on Dec 1, 2015

Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

A simple twist on a classic, this Leek and Sweet Potato Soup retains the frugal and comforting kick of the original but with an extra level of earthy sweetness from using sweet potatoes over regular ones. Oh ‘eck! Go pimp your regular leek n t...
by Hedgecombers on Nov 27, 2015

Shakshouka {and Cookbook Review}

I was recently sent a top secret PDF version of a fabulous new cookbook that was about to hit the market by the adorable Alice Phillips, called Ally’s Kitchen, a Passport for Adventurous Palates. I was asked to review the book, and make a recip...
by Hedgecombers on May 14, 2015

Decadent Cream Puffs Recipe With Homemade Custard Filling

  Today is my dad’s birthday, and for the first time in many many years I am able to celebrate it with him, since he is here to visit. His girlfriend is making his favorite layered birthday cake, and I am making cream puffs with a cream pu...
by Frugality Is Free on May 3, 2015

Decadent Cream Puffs Recipe With Homemade Custard Filling

  Today is my dad’s birthday, and for the first time in many many years I am able to celebrate it with him, since he is here to visit. His girlfriend is making his favorite layered birthday cake, and I am making cream puffs with a cream pu...
by Frugality Is Free on May 3, 2015

Snickers Ice Cream Bar Recipe – the Frugal Way

Every so often, I am craving a snickers bar.. .and since Summer is just around the corner, why not make a Snickers bar ice cream and best of all! NO BAKING REQUIRED! there are only four ingredients : all that is needed is : unsalted peanuts, whippi...
by Coupons Do Work! on Apr 23, 2015

Tandoori Chicken Burger Recipe – the Frugal Way

It is time for a Frugal Recipe (and I have picked my favorite hot guys aka Sortedfood.com for today’s yummy dish : Tandoori Chicken Burger Recipe – the Frugal Way What I LOVE about this dish is the ingredients, most of them you probably h...
by Coupons Do Work! on Apr 15, 2015

Lemony Strawberry Muffins Recipe – The Frugal Way

My kids and I LOVE strawberries…. and why not have a fun treat to make with strawberries? This would also be a fun Mother’s Day treat (::hint hint:: to my kids).. and a fun treat for the kids to help in the kitchen with… Check out t...
by Coupons Do Work! on Apr 14, 2015


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