Fish vindaloo

This is a speedy fish curry that you can add to your recipe book for those nights when you don't want to pay for takeaway. It will also help you get your three serves of fish per week. Keep some of the vindaloo paste in the pantry and serve this quick curry with rice and raita

Apricot chicken

I was surprised how the flour gave the chicken a lovely puffy coating when it came out of the oven. I used a bottle of apricot nectar which was more economical than tinned

Katie’s chicken soup

There are times when only chicken noodle soup will do. And when only chicken noodle soup will do, this is the recipe for you. Full of flavour, it's quick and easy to make and you'll be able to slurp up a bowl in no time at all.

Fast burgers

Why buy takeaway when you can have these? Make them just how you like and if you really want a REALLY BIG burger add an egg and a pineapple ring.

Steak sandwich

Chunks of tender steak marinated in garlic and rosemary and sandwiched between toast and crisp salad - this is one hearty sandwich that will get eaten every time.

Fettuccine alfredo

Hanging out for payday? All you need is a few simple ingredients to make this glorified macaroni cheese for a cheap weeknight dinner. Add some parsley from the garden and it's a little bit fancy.

Chicken wraps

These chicken wraps are the perfect midweek meal. They are quick to prepare and packed full of healthy salad. Cooking the chicken with just a spray of canola oil makes them relatively low in fat as well. You can wrap these in foil and take them on a picnic or wrap a spare for tomorrow's lunch.

Macaroni cheese

There's nothing simpler to make - or more comforting to eat - than macaroni cheese. Serve on its own for an easy Sunday dinner or as a side dish with a barbecue and a fresh green salad.

French omelette

A fast simple meal for a hungry person. This omelette takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and cook and you will be sitting down in no time. Add a little ham on the side or a salad and you have a lovely light meal. French omelettes take a little practice but it's a skill worth learning.

Tasty tacos

This taco recipe may seem more difficult than the simple boxed taco kits, but the taste is so much better and cuts down on all the preservatives in those little packets. And the kids just love taco night!