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Recipe: Fajita Steak Skewers

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Tonight we are trying something new. It’s been inspired by Tasty but as it’s still winter and I’m a novice I’ve adapted it for easy. With my fibro I struggle to stand and cook a lot of the time so I usually need something that I can just mix, cook and eat.

Feeds: 3
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 15 mins


200g Diced Beef
2 Bell Peppers
1 Red Onion
225g Halloumi
250g Golden Rice
1 Packet Fajita Mix (35g)

Approximate cost: £7.88
Cost per person: £2.63

Steak Skewers - Ingred

Steak Skewers - Prep

This was based on tesco and not the cheapest stuff to buy so I know you could reduce this down even further.

  1. Preheat oven to 200C (fan), 220C or gas mark 6-7.
  2. Chop the halloumi, peppers, and onion in to good sized chunks.
  3. Throw them all in the bowl with the diced beef and mix in the fajita mix until coated well.
  4. Push them all on to the skewers until you can fit any more on.
  5. Put them into the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn them and leave for another 5 minutes. You can always leave them in longer depending on how well you like the steak cooked.
  7. Take out and push the food off the skewers on to plates.
  8. Eat and enjoy!

If you like your steak fairly rare I would suggest putting the veggies and cheese together and the steak on separate skewers. That way you can put the veggies in and when they are nearly done you can add the steak skewers later.

As there are only two of us I ended up with left overs which I’ll take for work tomorrow. I’m really sure you can make this cheaper too. I use tesco (for home delivery because I can’t get to the shop) but if you shop at Aldi or Lidl you can probably make this cheaper.

I paired this with a small salad and ranch dressing. If you wanted a vegetarian version then you could remove the steak and add more veggies like baby corn, aubergine, mushrooms.

Steak Skewers - Cooked

Let me know if you try this and how you get on!

Kim x

Recipe: Mac and Cheese

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Tonight, in the Kindon household, we have home made mac and cheese. This an old Philadelphia recipe that I’ve changed.

Feeds: 6
Cook time: 25 mins
Prep time: 10 mins


400g Pasta
200ml Semi Skimmed Milk
120g Philadelphia
325g Tinned Sweetcorn (drained)
200g Bacon Lardons (You can use normal bacon and cut it up. Smoked or unsmoked is fine).
200g Medium Cheddar (grated)
150g Red Leicester (grated)
Salt and Pepper to season

Approximate cost: £6.38
Cost per portion: £1.07

Mac and Cheese - Ingred

I also sprinkled the top with crispy bacon and onion bits but these are optional.

  1. Preheat oven to 170C (Fan), 190C or gas mark 5.
  2. Boil you pasta in well-seasoned water.
  3. Cook off the bacon lardons.
  4. While the pasta and bacon are cooking mix together the following
    1. 200mg milk
    2. 120g Philli. This should melt into the milk.
    3. 150g cheddar
    4. 100 red Leicester
  5. Drain pasta when cooked and mix with the sweetcorn, bacon and milk/cheese mixture. Make sure it’s mixed well.
  6. Pour pasta and mix into an oven proof tray and sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Cook for 15 mins or until golden.
  8. Optional: sprinkle with crispy bacon and onion bits
  9. Eat!

This is great for lunches, dinners, groups and budget. All of these can be purchased on the budget, even cheaper than the one listed above.

You can swap and add extra or different veggies, like onion, peppers, garlic. You could even try with mushrooms but I would cook these off first. Another option is add paprika to the milk/cheese mix if you like a little spice.

Of course if you wanted to make it vegetarian you can forgo the bacon. I’d recommend coupling it with a small side salad if budget and/or time allows.

Mac and Cheese - Cooked

Let me know if you try this and how you get on!

Kim x