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Don’t tell me you cant cook!

I don’t believe in spending hours slaving over a hot saucepan making a meal, when something quick, often one-pot cooking will do. I have far better things to do! I try and make sure its healthy. It doesn’t have to have meat, but needs to be balanced, contain a variety of vegetables, some protein and some carbohydrates. The meal needs to be tasty and equally importantly – I need to be able to use what I have in my freezer, fridge and store cupboard. I don’t often use a cook book, I like to make it up as I go along.

1 bag frozen onions – cooked until defrosted, pour away excess water.
1 cube frozen garlic.
3 cubes frozen chilli.
1 jar tomato sauce.
1 carton tomato puree.
Hot sauce to taste. salt and pepper.

Cook over a low heat for 10 min until thickened slightly.

Empty a packet of meat balls into an oven proof dish, cook for 10 min on a medium heat (180 degrees), pour over tomato sauce with a good handful of olives and 3 frozen blocks of spinach and 5-10 mini tomatoes. Cook 10 min, stir 1/2 way through to break up the spinach.

Serve with pasta. Few shavings of cheese.

It really is easy. You need to have confidence in yourself. You cant go wrong, unless you burn it! Cook it on a lower heat for a little longer! Don’t like olives or spinach…don’t put them in, add more tomatoes, chop up some bigger ones. Use chicken, sausages or Quorn instead of meatballs. Use Worcestershire sauce instead of hot sauce.

Try it…show me your dishes. Did you and your family enjoy it?

Meat balls with Italian style sauce

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