Lockdown Lunches

It is a little bit of a different one this week. These meals are designed to be EASY and take as much effort as making a boring cheese sandwich! So you can have a nutritious lunch to look forward to come lunch time. No more soggy...

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Thrifty Meal Plan

Thrifty Meal Plan

For when there's too much month at the end of the money ... ! Click on the recipe title to get taken straight to the recipe page!

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Meal Plan 27.9.19 ?

Meal Plan 27.9.19 ?

Happy Autumn! I always feel like when autumn rolls around I should be getting my Pinterest on and start walking around in a fluffy knit jumper with a pumpkin spiced latte in hand. ? But a fashion blogger I am not so I am going to stick to what I am good at and present...

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Meal Plan: Sept 20th

Meal Plan: Sept 20th

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful week and that you have some fab plans for the upcoming housework free weekend? We are squeezing out the very last bit of the Summer and having a BBQ tomorrow - hey when you live in the UK you have to take these chances when you...

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Meal Plan 16th Sept – Change.

Meal Plan 16th Sept – Change.

Hi team 🙂 Things are starting to get VERY busy here at TeamTOMM Towers - over the last couple of weeks I have putting in 70-80 hour working weeks which has left very little time for social media (and anything else for that matter) and seeing as work is getting busier...

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Meal Plan 8th Sept

Meal Plan 8th Sept

Can you feel it getting colder? I put the heating on today (Mike hasn't noticed yet!) Have a wonderful Sunday everyone. Here is what we will be eating in the coming week - I hope that it gives you a bit of inspiration. Big Love, Gem ❤️ Sunday: Chorizo Chicken and...

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Meal Plan Sept 1st

Meal Plan Sept 1st

Woah Summer went fast! The meal plans are BACK! The book is written, the app is launched and that means that it is back to business as usual. For those of you who are new around here, let me explain a little bit about No-Cook Friday. Before I became a writer I used to...

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Meal Plan w/c: 25th March

Meal Plan w/c: 25th March

The happiest of happy Sundays to you all! I hope that you have had an amazing housework free weekend! We have had a fun filled couple of days - we've partied hard at Diggerland (yes you read that right, basically a theme park with all of the rides centred around...

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Meal Plan w/c: 11th March

Meal Plan w/c: 11th March

Happy Sunday TeamTOMM. I hope the weekend has treated you well and you are rested and full of motivation to tackle week 3 of TOMM. Sunday: Slow Cooker Beef Brisket and all the trimmings Monday: Nandos Style Chicken with potato wedges and corn on the cob Tuesday: Dairy...

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Meal Plan w/c 4th March

Meal Plan w/c 4th March

Well hello there TOMMers ? I hope you are having a fantabulous Sunday! Back to it for week 2 of TOMM tomorrow and we will need some good food in our tummies to keep us going. So here is what we will be eating next week Chez Bray ... Sunday - Slow Cooker Lamb with...

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Meal Plan w/c 18th Feb

Meal Plan w/c 18th Feb

Happy Sunday night folks! I hope everyone has had an absolutely fabulous weekend! We partied hard this weekend as it was my birthday and a merry time was had by all. Here is what we will be eating next week ... Sunday: Beef Goulash Monday: Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans...

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Meal Plan w/c: 11th Feb

Meal Plan w/c: 11th Feb

Hello #TeamTOMM! I hope you've all had a fabulous weekend and are feeling fresh and fighting fit for Monday! Want to know what we are eating next week? Well you're in luck ❤️? ... Disclaimer it is my birthday on the 16th so this week there are a couple of treats...

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Meal Plan w/c: 28th Jan

Meal Plan w/c: 28th Jan

January is going on FOREVER!!! Last bit of Jan this week and then we are into the loveable month of February. Made even more loveable because it is my birthday month! ❤️ Here is what we will be eating in the final push of January ... Sunday: Sunday Roast Monday:...

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Meal Plan: w/c 21st Jan

Meal Plan: w/c 21st Jan

It is getting colder here in the UK and there is a very faint whisper that we might be getting some snow soon. Snow is divisive some people love it (me) some people hate it (not me). Have an absolutely wonderful week TeamTOMM. Here's to Rocking the Housework and...

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Meal Plan: w/c 14th Jan

Meal Plan: w/c 14th Jan

Happy Sunday TOMMers! How's it all going? We have had a wonderfully relaxing weekend. Ben was sick at the end of last week so we have spent this weekend hunkered down at home, making sure that everyone is fighting fit for Monday! Here is what we will be eating next...

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Meal Plan w/c 7th Jan

Meal Plan w/c 7th Jan

How are we all feeling post Christmas? The last of the kids are back at school tomorrow so we are finally back to our normal routine. It feels as though we have had a mammoth break this year and it has been lovely! Mike has also finally finished eating his way through...

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Menu Plan: w/c 3rd Dec

Menu Plan: w/c 3rd Dec

We are all feeling a tad stuffed from yesterday's fake Christmas, so writing this menu plan was a bit tricky! But I powered through ? Here is what we will be eating next week. Have a fabulous week everyone ❤️   Sunday: Slow Cooker Chicken Curry (using the...

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Meal Plan w/c: 26th Nov

Meal Plan w/c: 26th Nov

Happy Sunday TOMMers! I hope you are enjoying a fab weekend ❤️ We have a busy and exciting week ahead at home. Saturday sees the annual Fake Christmas Day ... you can read all about that here I hope you find inspiration ? Sunday: Slow Cooker Beef Goulash Monday: The...

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Meal Plan w/c 19th Nov

Meal Plan w/c 19th Nov

Happy Sunday TeamTOMM! How are we all doing? Enjoying your housework free weekend? Good 🙂 Here is what we will be eating this week, I hope you get some inspiration. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you all bright and early tomorrow for Living Room Day!...

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Meal Plan w/c: Nov 12th

Meal Plan w/c: Nov 12th

I hope everyone has had a truly relaxing weekend and for those of you who have joined TeamTOMM for the first time last week I hope your first ever housework free weekend was one to remember 🙂 Now before you all message me craving the curry recipes ? I am perfecting...

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Meal Plan w/c 5th Nov

Meal Plan w/c 5th Nov

Happy weekend TOMMers! I hope everyone is out there having a blast and not having to worry about the housework 🙂 Don't forget that week 1 starts again on Monday, so if you have been lurking and you haven't actually jumped into TOMM yet then Monday is the PERFECT time...

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Meal Plan w/c 22nd Oct

Meal Plan w/c 22nd Oct

Hello TeamTOMMers! I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful housework free Sunday and that for those of you who are in the UK and have half term next week that you have some fab fun things planned!  Here is what we will be eating Chez Bray next week ..  Monday:...

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Meal Plan: w/c 15th Oct

Meal Plan: w/c 15th Oct

Oh my! I think has Autumn has finally arrived. We have had a wonderfully dark and damp Sunday. The boys have come home from football and after I have finished writing this I will be off out to take the dog a walk at our local National Trust park whilst dreaming of the...

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Menu Plan w/c Oct 1st

Menu Plan w/c Oct 1st

Happy Sunday TeamTOMM! I can't believe that tomorrow will be October 1st! How cccraaaazzzyily fast is 2018 going?! Here is what we will be eating next week!  Sunday: Tarragon Chicken Bake with Roast Potatoes Monday: Cod and Chickpea Tagine with CousCous Tuesday: Slow...

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Meal Plan w/c Sept 10th

Meal Plan w/c Sept 10th

Helloooooo #TeamTOMM! I am back from hols, refreshed and raring to get cooking again! Here is what we will be eating next week ❤️ Sunday Slow Cooker Lamb and Roast Potatoes Monday Slow Cooker Pasta Puttanesca Tuesday Slow Cooker Chilli Wednesday Slow Cooker Curried...

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Meal Plan: w/c 20th August

Meal Plan: w/c 20th August

Hi there folks! The next two weeks are going to be meal plan less because we are off on hols today and hopefully I won't have to do much cooking!! (a girl can hope!) See you again in a couple of weeks! Don't worry the daily cleaning posts will still be happening to...

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Meal Plan: w/c 13th August

Meal Plan: w/c 13th August

Hello TOMMers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful housework free weekend. It is Sunday and that means this is the ideal time to spend a little time planning for the week ahead. It will make next week run sooooo much smoother! Don't forget to be your future...

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Meal Plan w/c 6th August

Meal Plan w/c 6th August

Howdy there folks! The weather is EPIC in the UK right now and we are enjoying every second of it over at Chez Bray! Here is what we will be eating next week: Sunday: The Chicken with mashed potato Monday: Slow Cooker Chicken Korma (adapting the recipe slightly to use...

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Meal Plan: w/c 30th July

Meal Plan: w/c 30th July

Hello TeamTOMM and how are we all doing today ❤️? I hope everyone is having a lovely fun filled Sunday and doing zero housework! Here is what we will be eating next week: Sunday: Roast dinner (we are using the chicken that we were supposed to having last week but Mike...

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Meal Plan: w/c 23rd July

Meal Plan: w/c 23rd July

Happy Sunday folks! I hope you are all having a wonderfully relaxing weekend and are spending it with people you love ❤️ Here is what we will be eating Chez Bray this week ... Sunday: Beef Brisket cooked in the outdoor oven Monday: Slow Cooker Aubergine and Lentil...

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Meal Plan: 16th July

Meal Plan: 16th July

Happy Sunday TeamTOMMers!❤️ I hope everyone is enjoying a housework free weekend? I have had a slight shift around with the shopping delivery. As work is getting busier I am finding it easier to get it all delivered on a Sunday because that way the kids and Mike are...

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Meal Plan: w/c 9th July

Meal Plan: w/c 9th July

  Happy Sunday y'all! Here's what we'll be eating Chez Bray next week!! Monday: Slow Cooker Spicy Beans with lamb cutlets and green veg Tuesday: Slow Cooker Meat Free Bolognese Wednesday: Oven Baked Cod with Potato Wedges and Peas Thursday: Slow Cooker Pasta...

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Menu plan: w/c 2nd July

Menu plan: w/c 2nd July

Happy Sunny Sunday to everyone that currently has sunshine in the UK! After last week's catch-all week we've used up loads of food in the cupboards and we've saved a bit of cash too which is fab! Here is what we will be eating next week ... Monday Slow Cooker Lamb...

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Meal Plan: w/c 25th June

Meal Plan: w/c 25th June

Periodically we have a catch-all meal plan! Basically, this means that I will go through all our tinned food and freezer and see what I can make out of what we already have for the week ahead. This does two things: Gives us a week with a low shopping bill, because we...

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Meal Plan w/c: 18th June

Meal Plan w/c: 18th June

Happy Sunday everyone!.... and to everyone in the UK Happy Father's Day! I have been out all morning because Jonny had a karate grading from 8:30am - 12pm. But now I am home to sit down and relax with Mike and the kids for the rest of the day ❤️ Here is what we will...

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Meal Plan: w/c 11th June

Meal Plan: w/c 11th June

Happy Sunday everyone! Who's meal planning for next week? Don't forget it is Father's day next Sunday in the UK (17th June) so you might want to pop a couple of extras bits into the shopping basket to save you having to run around like a headless chicken on Saturday!...

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Meal Plan: w/c June 4th

Meal Plan: w/c June 4th

Happy Sunday TeamTOMM! We have gorgeous weather today in Kent, I have just finished the shopping order for next week and now I am going to head outside and soak up the glorious weather! For those of you who don't know, the daily cleaning playlists are now available on...

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Meal Plan: w/c May 28th

Meal Plan: w/c May 28th

How's the Bank Holiday weekend treating everyone? For those of you are in the South East of the UK wasn't last night's storm something else??? I've got a busy week of lots of exciting TOMM stuff! Lots of cool stuff is going on in the background so watch this space!...

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Meal Plan w/c: May 21st

Meal Plan w/c: May 21st

Who had an AMAZING time yesterday watching the Royal Wedding? I am not normally the soppy type but I have to admit that it got me a bit teary! I watched it in a bar in London, with cocktails and an amazing group of women. We had a blast! So I am feeling really happy...

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Meal Plan: w/c 14th May

Hello everyone and the very happiest of Sundays to you all ❤️ Here is what we will be eating next week ... Happy meal planning! Monday: Meat Free Bolognese  Tuesday: Cod with roasted vegetables Wednesday: Slow Cooker Red Thai Veggie Curry Thursday: Piri Piri Chicken...

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Meal Plan: w/c 7th May

Meal Plan: w/c 7th May

Happy Sunday everybody! Who's got sunshine? We are set to have some lovely weather over the next few days so we are hoping we can make the most of it! It is also Ben's birthday tomorrow! We are looking forward to a really lovely week. Here is what we'll be eating ......

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Meal Plan: w/c 30th April

Meal Plan: w/c 30th April

This meal plan is coming out to you a little earlier than normal because I am travelling up to Suffolk to see my mum and dad today. I know that when I get home I am going to be tired and will probably want to just flop on the sofa. So I am being my future friend and...

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Meal Plan: w/c 23rd April

Meal Plan: w/c 23rd April

Happy Sunday evening everyone ... have you meal prepped for next week yet? This is what we'll be eating ...  Monday: Leftover Slow Cooker Puttanesca Pasta (we had loads left from last week so I popped it in the freezer) Tuesday: Slow Cooker Lamb Koftas (new recipe...

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Meal Plan: w/c 16th April

Meal Plan: w/c 16th April

Happy Sunday everyone ... who's meal planning? Lots of you have tried the Lush Mushroom Curry from last week and I am getting fab feedback which is great! Here is this week's offering, I hope it gives you some inspiration. Monday Salmon fillets with pesto crust and...

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Meal Plan w/c 9th April

Meal Plan w/c 9th April

Happy Sunday everyone ... it is still the Easter holidays here in the UK and the older boys have gone to stay with their dad for the whole of next week. So Mike and I are taking advantage of this and trying out some new recipes. If they are a success the recipes will...

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Meal Plan w/c 2nd April

Meal Plan w/c 2nd April

Is everyone having a happy Easter? Eaten your body weight in chocolate yet? I am writing this whilst munching my way through a vegan choccy egg ... it is good ? Anyway enough about chocolate (I'm sure you are all sick of the sight of the stuff by now!)  ... here is...

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Meal Plan: w/c 5th March

Meal Plan: w/c 5th March

  Last week Storm Emma and The Beast From The East meant that I ate my body weight in food every single day .. I was so cold and hungry ... I was an eating machine. So this week we are concentrating on veggies and nutrition! Have a wonderful week everyone!...

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Meal Plan: W/C 26th Feb

Meal Plan: W/C 26th Feb

  Ooooh the weather is COLD here in the UK right now! So we are going for full-on comfort and nutrition next week! Also a little heads up it is World Book Day on Thursday 1st ... so if your little wee ones are at school you might need to arrange a costume (if you...

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Menu Plan: 19th February

Menu Plan: 19th February

Mike and I went out last night, we had a rather late night and today I am feeling a bit delicate ... so next week's meal plan is HEAVILY influenced by comfort food ? Monday: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese (the recipe for this will be loaded onto the blog next week)...

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Dairy Free Lasagne

Dairy Free Lasagne

Dairy free lasagne is so much easier than people think to make. You really don't miss the cheese and this tastes AMAZING with a crisp salad. Make a double batch and freeze for another night (no washing up!) PRINTABLE Recipe Card DF Lasagne  

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Meal Plan: 12th Feb (Pancake Day This Week!)

Meal Plan: 12th Feb (Pancake Day This Week!)

Heads up to all meal planners it is Pancake Day on the 13th! It is my birthday on Friday AND it is Valentine's Day on Wednesday ... that's a whole of stuff to remember! Monday: Dairy Free Spinach and 'Ricotta' Lasagne. I have been working on this recipe for AGES. It...

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Menu Plan: Feb 5th 2018

Menu Plan: Feb 5th 2018

February is my birthday month! I am going to be 18 again ? Here is what we are going to be eating this week... Monday: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese (recipe coming soon) Tuesday: Slow Cooker Lamb HotPot (recipe coming soon) Wednesday: Dairy Free Celeriac Gratin...

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Meal Plan: January 29th

Meal Plan: January 29th

  You see this is why I meal plan!!! I didn't get round to doing the meal plan or the online food shop on Sunday and now I am popping into the shop every day. It is such a FAFF! On the bright side, it is nearly the end of January! GET IN! I have been doing doing...

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Meal Plan: w/c 22nd January

Meal Plan: w/c 22nd January

I am still doing Run Every Day January and quite frankly I am ready to eat my own foot come 6pm ?  So I've taken that into account and bumped up the protein (and the carbs!!)  This meal plan includes the Slow Cooker Doner Kebab ... believe you NEED to try this!...

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Meal Plan: week commencing 15th Jan 2018

Meal Plan: week commencing 15th Jan 2018

  We are slap bang in the middle of January ... quite possibly the worst time of the year. So we are spicing it up a bit this week and having lots of comforting and colourful food! Monday: Slow Cooker Vegetable Balti (recipe coming soon) Tuesday: Slow Cooker...

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Meal Plan: Week Commencing January 1st 2018

Meal Plan: Week Commencing January 1st 2018

Happy New Year Y'all! Here is our food plan for the week to come and as you can imagine we had a foodie blast over the Xmas hols! So we are tightening our belts and food intake for the next couple of weeks. The slow cooker features heavily this week (as does chicken...

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Menu Plan: w/c 18th Dec

Menu Plan: w/c 18th Dec

This time next week it will be Christmas Eve! This is a short week for us because our Christmas food shops arrives on Saturday night and that is when all the foodie fun will begin! Monday: pesto salmon and potato wedges. Dead easy to make all you need to do is take a...

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What We’re Eating w/c Dec 11th

What We’re Eating w/c Dec 11th

So after months of having my arm twisted by you guys ? I have decided to publish our menu plan each week. This way you can get some inspo and I can create a permanent record which I can refer to if I ever get stuck for ideas ... It is a win-win! ? Don't forget that...

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Slow Cooker Gammon in Pineapple

Slow Cooker Gammon in Pineapple

Roll Up! Roll Up! If you are on the hunt for an easy (and when I say easy .... I mean EASY) recipe for your Christmas repertoire then this ladies and gentleman is the answer to your prayers. The end result is the most beautiful smoked gammon join that has a sticky...

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Mike’s Christmas Pavlova (Dairy Free)

Mike’s Christmas Pavlova (Dairy Free)

There are many reasons why I love my husband! However, very early on in our relationship, he made it very clear that he was the king of baking and sweet treats! This gave him major boyfriend brownie points! So here is his Christmas Pavlova ... it is totally yummy and...

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Mike’s Dairy Free Lemon Curd

Mike’s Dairy Free Lemon Curd

This is BEAUTIFUL ... I can't really say any more than that! A jar of this never lasts long in our house!   You will need:  6 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 4 lemons, zested and juiced 113g of pure (dairy-free spread) Let's Cook It!  Put a medium-sized pan on the hob with...

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