Courgette and butter bean fritters ūüĆĪ

I have made a very simple little snack! I had high hopes for this and it hasn’t disappointed me.

At this time of year vegetable growers are proudly plucking the last of their crops, giving away gluts of this and that.

Well if you have searched and found this look no further!

This is a very cheap recipe if things are a bit tight, or you are a scrooge.

You will need…..

A tin of butter beans

2 small or one large courgette or a fancy pants one if you so do wish, grate it finely and squeeze excess water off.

Herbs and spices of your choice

(I used ….

fresh coriander

Crushed coriander seeds

Cumin seed

Garam masala

Salt

Chick pea flour

And added chilli powder and a chillies finely chopped to half of the mix as my children are not chillie heads yet!

I mushed up the butter beans with a fork and mixed in the rest of the ingredients.

Made into little patties and coated in chick pea flour.

If you have time put them in the fridge.

Shallow fry the fritters for about five minutes. Turning each side.

Voila!!

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Gino’s ‘no cook’ tomato sauce with spaghetti

Simple, quick and cheap! Most of all tasty.
Boil spaghetti. I love the very long spaghetti!
A few glugs of Extra Virgin Olive oil in a bowl and a pinch of salt.
I chopped up one beef tomato that was lying about and a few cherry plum tomatoes that were at their ripest.
I tore up quite a few basil leaves and added them both to the olive oil.
I finely chopped a very small clove of garlic and added it to the tomato mix.

Waited for the spaghetti to cook and then mixed the lot together.
A final scattering of torn basil leaves and some Parmesan.

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Simple and delicious!

Vegetarian and Thrifty/Frugal

It is becoming a bit of an obsession.

 This new thrifty person has astonished my wonderspouse.

 I have bought the cheapest baked beans in the supermarket!!!! But I only use them IN a recipe, if its Beans on toast it has to be Heinz (double the price).

Today I spent £48.05 in Tesco. My feed a family of four for less than fiftya week home campaign is WINNING!!!!.

I Love food so do not want to compromise and to be honest so far so good in comparison to those stupid £137.00 A WEEK BILLS!

The ways I find that are working for me is sticking to a meal plan set out before I go shopping.

¬†When I see ‘extra’ things put into the shopping ¬†trolly by wonderspouse-I take them out!!!

My main astonishment is I am eating the most delicious nutritious food, I am experimenting with flavours  and fusions all at little cost.

Tonights meal is…… Savoury Chickpea Stew with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis. with a ¬†lovely Salad which has Tomato,cucumber,spinich,raw mushroom,pumpkin seed,homemade balsamic dressing.

I WOULD NEVER HAVE MADE A COULIS!!!! anyways I  have and  it is delicious (as i keep tasting it).