Slow cooker mince and tatties

Very simple recipe , slowly fry onion (or shallots in this case) in a frying pan . Add the mince to brown . Throw everything in the slow cooker (including the liquid). Also seasoned the mince and onion combo with mixed herb ,pepper and a about half a teaspoon on mild chilly powder


Next I chopped /diced Carrots and Celery


Added them to the pot including 3 tins of chopped tomatoes and 3 tin full of water.


Simmer for about 2 -3 hours on the high setting

Then I add the magic ingredients of 2 tbsp of cornflour to help create a sauce for the mince. On adding the cornflour i find you need to turn the slowcooker to low so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.




What’s for Lunch ~ Leek and Potato soup

Well today its Leek and potato soup Not very adventures I know but so simple to make and i like simple !

Leek and Potato Soup

Makes 4 bowls (aprrox 2 ladels a bowl which is plenty for a lunch)


  • 50g of dairy free marg
  • 1 leek
  • 500 g potatoes
  • 900 ml vegetable stock (I uses marigold swiss vegetable bouillon powder vegan)


  • Heat marg slowly in pan till melted.
  • Add chopped leeks and cover, cooking slowly for about 5 minutes.
  • Add potatoes (peeled and diced)and cover, cooking slowly for another 5-10 minutes till soft.
  • Pour in stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Mash with potato masher for a chunky soup.
  • If a creamed soup is preferred simply blend the soup with a hand blender and bring back to piping hot.