Author Archives: Vicky

The Great British Bake Off

Last year I received an application form for The Great British Bake Off, but there was no way I could take the pressure of cooking for a competition using an unknown oven and with a camera in my face! I … Continue reading

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New Ways to Meal Plan

Normally I write a meal plan and do a big shop,  then the planning and shopping is out of the way for the week. This is my ideal situation, but I have to admit I’ve been extra tight on money. … Continue reading

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My George’s 3rd Birthday

George is now 3. At the end of August we had a family party to celebrate and George was keen to have a postman pat cake. I decided simple and well executed was the best way to go with my … Continue reading

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Quick Work Day Dinner

I’m a stay at home Mum, but if my Dad’s PA is ever ill then I fill in. This week I’ve been working and I invented this recipe so I could cook dinner super fast when I got home from … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Stir Fry

Stir fry is one of my favourite week night meals to cook. My 3 year old, George, loves it and it gets him eating lots of vegetables. I love cooking stir fry because I can always get a meal on … Continue reading

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My Big Brother’s Gnocchi

My big brother Matthew loves to cook gnocchi not only because it is delicious, but he can buy a prepared packet cheaply and it only takes 3 minutes to cook! Since Matt introduced us to gnocchi I found out you … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway Winner

A big thank you to all the people that entered my competition to win a copy of new cookbook Fishy Fishy. My winner is: Emma, from Mummymusings.co.uk Please email me your postal address at victoria@ilovemealplans.com Emma entered via Twitter and … Continue reading

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Fruit Bottomed Yogurts

I love the expensive yogurts with the creamy yogurt and stewed fruit or jam at the bottom. Well I guess they aren’t always too expensive, but I’m always looking for ways to save pennies and I’ve found a way to … Continue reading

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Twenty One Ways To Save Money On The Food Bill

Swap olive oil for cheaper sunflower or rape seed oil when frying. Don’t buy prepared vegetables/salad, a bag of salad costs around the same as two whole heads of lettuce. Weigh each portion of rice and pasta so you have … Continue reading

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Fishy Fishy CookBook Giveaway

Exciting! A free giveaway! I have been sent this glossy hardback recipe book to give away in a competition. What is interesting about this book other than the great photography and delicious recipes? It has Dermot O’Leary in it, which … Continue reading

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