I have had such a busy month that June has just flown past in a blur. So it seems very quick to me to be saying that the round up for June’s Credit Crunch Munch is already here! As always, we have had a wonderful array of great cost conscious recipes entered. This challenge continues to be relevant and mean something to so many of us.
I just want to thank Camilla at Fab Food 4 All & Helen at Fuss Free Flavours for letting me host the challenge this month. It has been a pleasure and a lot of fun. So, if you are all sitting comfortably, I shall begin…
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli by Victoria from A Kick At The Pantry Door
An exciting new way with broccoli, roasted with Parmesan & garlic keeping it crunchy! Finished off with lemon juice, this is a zingy, fragrant recipe to brighten up your greens.
Lemon & Blueberry Cupcakes by Ros from The More Than Occasional Baker
Packed full of juicy little blueberries and low fat yoghurt, these beautiful cakes look irresistible! Mostly store cupboard ingredients, these make a terrific thrifty treat!
Mamey Hemp Shake by Janet from The Taste Space
Having never heard of ‘Mamey’ before, this recipe is very intriguing! A wonderful looking smoothie, packed full of nutrients and energy, I would certainly like one to kick start my day. And ‘Mamey’ – I shall hunt you down!
Chelsea Buns by Jen from Blue Kitchen Bakes
Sticky sweet, sensational looking buns! These are just perfect looking and I defy you not to want to eat the lot! Jen describes them as cheap & cheerful – they would certainly put a big smile on my face!
Rhubarb & Chocolate Pavlovas by Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog
Stunning individual pavlovas topped with very clever rhubarb & elderflower curd& roasted rhubarb. These are impressive, very special treats that don’t cost a lot to make but look and taste a million dollars!
Croquiches by Camilla from Fab Food 4 All
Ingenious little bread baskets are filled creamy cheesy quiche. These little bite sized morsels are just perfect for picnics, easy to make from basic ingredients but assembled into gorgeous handy little travelling treats.
Savoury Cake with Bacon, Figs & Walnuts by Anneli from Delicieux
This unusual and yummy loaf cake is a bit like bread but not quite! It stretches a long way and could happily be shared amongst a group making it good value for money when planning a picnic spread.
Asian Baguette with Omelette by Christian from Cooking Around The World
Fascinating & resourceful use of ingredients here with a baguette made with left over rice in it!! Then filled with a delicious spiced Asian omelette, this makes for a truly interesting and tasty sounding sandwich. Bravo!
Smoked Salmon Courgette Pasta by Jen from Blue Kitchen Bakes
This is comfort food in a bowl, all warm, creamy and delicious with silky soft pasta and plenty of dill. Simple to prepare using cheaper smoked salmon trimmings, this dish offers sophisticated flavours on a budget!
Carrot Cake With Orange by Ros from The More Than Occasional Baker
Surely everyone loves carrot cake? This one is fabulously packed with spices, nuts and raisins and smothered in a tangy orange cream cheese frosting. I could literally eat it all… What a great way to use up bits and bobs from your cupboards.
Specunana Chocolate Brownies by Camilla from Fab Food 4 All
Speculoos are lovely spicy biscuits and they have now made it into a spread also. The idea of this sweet biscuit flavour combined into chocolate brownies is just brilliant. A wonderful frugal treat that I MUST try!
Energy Boost Berry Muffins by Michelle from Utterly Scrummy Food For Families
Fabulously fruity and filling, these muffins are a great idea for a snack to give you a little lift! Packed full of ingredients that you might have in your store cupboards, these are a healthier, economical treat to help you through your day!
Giant Sausage Rolls by Michelle from Utterly Scrummy Food For Families
Sausage rolls are great but giant ones are just plain awesome! A family favourite big enough to share, these big boys stretch humble ingredients into something completely delicious that could feed a family! Great stuff.
Flying Saucer Eggs Breakfast by Rachel from Marmaduke Scarlet
A very special vegetarian breakfast, filling and fabulous in every way. Microwaved poached eggs (!) alongside chard, mushrooms & tomatoes would set you up for the day without all the usual cooked breakie fat and grease. Yum, yum, yum.
Smoked Salmon & Courgette Carbonara by Louisa from Chez Foti
A hearty bowl of pasty that wants to give your tummy a big hug! A great recipe to have in your repertoire, this one will happily feed kids and adults alike. A unarguably delicious combination of flavours and textures.
Chicken Curry by Camilla from Fab Food 4 All
This tender curry was made in the slow cooker and the meat just fell off the bones. Lightly spiced and served alongside some raita and relish, this would be full of flavour and totally tasty! Yes please!
Chickpeas – Canned Style by Tavleen from Tav’s Food World
Hummus is a true classic that everyone just loves and here we find out the secrets to making the chickpeas the best they can be! Great step by step instructions on prepping and cooking chickpeas from scratch to achieve the perfect texture.
Peach & Raspberry Breakfast Pot by Caroline from Caroline Makes…
An inventive beautifully layered pot of deliciousness to liven up your dull and ordinary breakfasts! Using up a bit of this and a bit of that which you might have around your kitchen to create a stunning, tasty and fresh breakfast fit for a king!
Potato Croquettes by Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Kitchen
Crispy on the outside and rich and soft in the center, these make something exceptional out of common everyday leftovers! Irresistibly more-ish, I defy you to be able to stop eating them. I know I could eat loads!
Rhubarb Lemon & Vanilla Jam by Camilla from Fab Food 4 All
Made with some bargain priced rhubarb, this jam is a great way to use up lots of lovely fruit, preserving it so that it just keeps on giving. So this is doubly economical! Home made jam is simply unbeatable.
Aubergine & Red Lentil Curry by Lucie from Big Cook…Tiny Kitchen
A low calorie, healthy vegetarian supper dish that uses inexpensive and filling ingredients to perfection. Wonderful spicing makes this curry fragrant and gratifying. A really great way to use lovely lentils.
An English Pot Herb & Cream Cheese Pie by Rachel from Marmaduke Scarlet
Creamy herby filling, full of vitamin rich greens topped with light crunchy filo pastry, this pie sounds divine. Being vegetarian it is also inexpensive, even more so if you use home grown herbs and veggies to bulk it up. Lovely!
Italian Rustic Breadsticks by Alida from My Little Italian Kitchen
Made from scratch, lovingly by hand, these bread sticks are free from additives and all the other stuff you find in shop bought ones. A great step by step guide to making them so there is nothing to fear with this lovely simple recipe.
Summer Chicken Casserole by It’s A Fine, Fine Life
This slow cooker one pot wonder makes a light and zesty Summer stew. Full of herbs, veggies and capers, this stew offers up a litght, fresh tasting change to heavier, creamier Wintery slow cooker dishes. I am bookmarking this one!
Moomins Cauliflower Soup by Caroline from Caroline Makes…
Cute little Moomins inspire this soup! Creamy, cheesy and delicious, this soup is comfort food personified. A great use for an often unloved vegetable, making fresh soup is great value for money and stretches a long way.
So thats it for this month and for my stint at hosting Credit Crunch Munch. It’s been great fun and a delight to read all your lovely posts. All thats left to say is a great big thank you to everyone who entered!