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Teresa Bovey Recipes

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If you are short of time, here are simple, quick and easy recipe ideas for one or two people for you to try, by food demonstrator & home economist, Teresa Bovey.
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Shopping economically, making use of storecupboard ingredients and still eating well can sometimes be a challenge for those who cater just for themselves. There may be days when you don’t feel like going to the trouble of cooking for yourself. here are simple, quick and easy recipe ideas for one or two people for you to try, by food demonstrator & home economist, Teresa Bovey.


Toad & Veg In The Hole

4-6 sausages
3 eggs
75g plain flour
150g milk
4 tender stem broccoli florets
1 small red onion, sliced thickly
8 cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC Fan/Gas 5.
  2. Place the sausages into a shallow rectangular tin.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Make batter - whisk together the eggs, flour, milk and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Remove tin from the oven, add the vegetables and pour over the batter.
  6. Cook for a further 18-20 minutes until puffed and golden.
  7. Serve with extra vegetables and gravy.
    Serves 2

Spicy Linguine With Tomatoes & Prawns

This is super quick and easy pasta dish using fresh linguine.
Use dried spaghetti or linguine if preferred.

120g linguine
1 tbsp olive oil
125g frozen raw peeled prawns
1 clove garlic
½ tsp chilli flakes
200g chopped tinned tomato
1 tbsp tomato puree
6 green or black olives, sliced (optional)

To Serve
Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Boil a pan of water and cook the linguine.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the frozen prawns and garlic and cook for 7-8 minutes until the prawns turn pink.
  3. Add the tinned tomatoes and tomato puree and heat through.
  4. Stir through the drained pasta, adding olives if using.
  5. Serve sprinkled with a little grated parmesan.
    Serves 1

Cooks Tip – Use fresh linguine for a super fast meal. If you are trying to lose weight try using half the amount of pasta and adding a spiralised courgette instead.

Individual Bread & Butter Puddings

2 x thin sliced white bread, crusts removed or Pannetone or Brioche. Recipe works with all 3.
5-10g softened butter (omit if using Brioche)
50g dried fruit eg. diced apricots or mixed dried fruit
90mls milk
2 tbsp double cream
1 large egg
10g caster sugar
Nutmeg for grating


  1. Spread the bread with butter and cut into ½ inch dice.
  2. Divide between 2 buttered ramekin dishes and add the dried fruit.
  3. Whisk together the milk, cream, egg and sugar.
  4. Sprinkle over a little nutmeg.
  5. Can be made in advance and left in the fridge until you want to cook the puddings.
  6. Bake in an air-fryer for 15 minutes at 160ºC. No need to preheat fryer.
  7. Alternatively preheat your oven and cook for 20-25 minutes.
    Serves 2

Cooks Tip – recipe can easily be doubled to serve 4. Add 2 tbsp Whisky or Disarrono to the fruit and serve with extra cream for a more decadent dessert.

Alternatively try making a savoury bread and butter pudding use brown bread, omit the sugar and add 1 tbsp peas or sweetcorn and a little chopped ham and a spoonful of grated cheese to the puddings. It’s a good recipe for using up bits of leftover food.

Banana & Oat Pancakes

1 large ripe banana
1 large egg
90mls milk or oat milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
80g porridge oats
For frying – 2 tsp butter or coconut oil

To Serve
Maple syrup, sliced banana or kiwi or any berries and chopped walnuts


  1. Place the banana into a blender and blend until soft and mushy.
  2. Add the egg, milk, baking powder, vanilla and whizz again.
  3. Finally add the oats and pulse until combined.
  4. Melt 1 tsp butter or coconut oil in a frying pan and using a small ladle cook 3-4 pancakes at a time.
  5. Cook the pancakes on a low- medium heat until you see small bubbles appearing on the surface, flip the pancake over and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve with Maple syrup, fruit and chopped nuts.
    Makes 6-8 pancakes


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