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Cook once, eat twice

Takeaways – it seems many of us are really missing them. It’s probably not just the taste we’re missing, it’s also the ease of the drive-through, pick-up or Uber delivery along with the time saved thinking about what to eat, cooking it, and the clean up afterwards.

The answer to this dilemma of a much-needed ‘night off’ is cook once, eat twice, and one of our team has been cooking up a storm in her isolation kitchen bubble creating new recipes to fit this bill. On the second night, they’ll be no thinking about what to eat, no faffing with cooking and minimal dishes. And should your ‘bubble’ not be into eating the same meal two days in a row, bonus is, these recipes are all perfect for the freezer.

Beef Korma Curry

This spicy meal of deliciousness makes a huge batch and can easily be frozen for a second night. Change up the amount of hot spices to adjust to your family’s preferences. Or turn it into a korma curry pie for the second night.

Sri Lankan Curry

We thought we’d pop in another curry as they’re perfect for the winter months. This big curry feeds a family of 4 two meals, it uses a seriously good homemade curry paste and the flavours develop beautifully when left for a day or two.

Beef and lentil cottage pie

If you’re wanting to make the mince and dollars go further, you can’t go past this family favourite. You can even add an extra can of lentils and one more carrot to stretch the meal even more. Pop it into two separate dishes, once cooked, eat one and pop the other into the freezer.

Hearty Beef, Orange & Lentil Stew

If you’re wanting to make the mince and dollars go further, you can’t go past this family favourite. You can even add an extra can of lentils and one more carrot to stretch the meal even more. Pop it into two separate dishes, once cooked, eat one and pop the other into the freezer.

Mexican Mince

This is an oldie but a goodie. When doubled up it makes a huge batch for the freezer, ready to serve on baked potatoes, with tacos, in a wrap, over rice or even on toast, the possibilities are endless. When avocados and tomatoes are in season serve it with a wicked guacamole and salsa, and for those that like it hot, some extra chilli sauce.

Beef Korma Curry Pie

Our slowly cooked beef korma curry is so good we had to turn it into a pie. With a fragrant mix of herbs and spices and tender melt in your mouth beef, perfectly encased in flaky pastry this is as good as it gets. Don’t be put off by the time taken to make these pies. The end result is well worth it.

Posted by Regina Wypych

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