January’s Credit Crunch Munch Round-up

Credit Crunch Munch

It’s been another fab month of Credit Crunch Munch entires and soups seem to be top of the pops; with all this wet and windy weather we’ve been having it’s no wonder!

Ness of Jibber Jabber kicks things off with her Slow Cooker Turkey Supreme which sounds creamy and comforting as well as being thrifty using every day ingredients.

Claire over at Life, Ninja Killer Cat and everything else brought us a delicious Frugal Shepherd’s Pie made with baked beans which sounds really yummy. I think I will be adding beans to my next Shepherd’s Pie!

Angela at My Golden Pear entered her delicious looking Chicken Paprika made with chicken thighs which are one of the cheapest cuts of meat you can buy. I will certainly be giving these a go.

Chicken Paprika

Squash and Ginger Soup was Jen at Blue Kitchen Bakes offering this month. With all the colds and flu around I think this soup is perfect not only for your purse but for clearing out those sinuses at this time of year!

Peppered Mackerel and Potato Bake from Solange at Pebble Soup has my mouth watering. A simple and frugal dish that’s sure to be a hit.

Sarah from Dinner with Crayons brings us a quick Leek and Potato Soup which is very thrifty and delicious especially with home-made coutons!


Galina from Chez Maximka brings us a Fish Pie she used to make as a student and this is such an original and delicious sounding recipe!

A frugal and hearty Minestrone Soup is on offer from Lucy at Supergolden Bakes and what a wonderful feast for the eyes and stomach this looks:-)

Jacqueline over at Tinned Tomatoes brings us a wonderfully tasty Parsnip, Carrot and Lentil Soup which makes use of one of my favourite soup ingredients – red lentils, which are very filling and thrifty:-) Cumin and coriander give a lovely spicy note to this soup too.

Lisa from We Don’t Eat Anything with a Face submitted a gorgeous Mushroom Biryani which she says would go well with a tark dal or chana massala – very professional it looks too!

mushroom biryani

A simple Carrot & Celeriac Salad comes from Corina of Searching for Spice which looks very tasty, super nutritious and very thrity!

carrot & celeriac salad (500x281)

Frugal and delicious Oaty Chocolate Chip Cookies are on offer from Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog. Oats are such a fabulously cheap staple.

Leesa from Life as a Mother made Slow Cooker Pheasant in Cider which she got on offer from her butcher’s at 4 for £10. Sounds gorgeous as I am very fond of cider!

A luscious looking French Onion Soup is on offer from Janice over at Farmersgirl Kitchen. Frugal, warming and perfect for this time of year.

On to another soup now from Nickki at Cookie’s Cakes and Bakes in the form of “Bung it in” Spiced Vegetable Soup. Based on a selection of roasted vegetables including butternut squash this soup sounds both sweet and spicy – another yummy winter warmer.


Tasty Parmesan coated Courgettes from Alida of My Little Italian Kitchen look totally delicious and not something I would ever think to make but must do now:-)


Thai Turkey with Coconut Coriander Sauce comes from Anne over at Anne’s Kitchen this month. Substituting pork for turkey which was also reduced made this dish cheaper and it looks totally yummy – a treat for the taste buds I’m sure.

Slow Cooker Carrot & Coriander Soup is vegan and gluten-free from Ness of Jibber Jabber. Inspired by Mrs Beetons Book of Household Management this delicious soup is super frugal and has inspired me to make soup in my slow cooker!

Another entry from Alida of My Little Italian Kitchen comes in the form of Butter Free Apple & Almond Flowery Cake which just puts a big smile on my face as it looks so beautiful:-)

apple and almond cake

Ren Behan brings us Shredded Chicken Pancakes to celebrate Chinese New Year – simply delicious little pockets of healthy goodness and kind on your pocket too:-)

Shredded Chicken Pancakes

Next Vohn of Vohn’s Vittles brings us a traditional a delicious Scottish new year’s day meal in the form of Steak and Stout Pie to mop up all the alcohol from the night before apparently!

Steak and ale pie

My offering this month was inspired by the Chinese New Year as well in the form of Simple Pork Fried Rice which makes use of left over roast pork but could equally make use of any left over roasted meat.

Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse, quick, frugal, cheap, family meal

Finally we end on another soup Slow Cooker Guernsey Bean Jar this time from Sarah over at Tales of the Kitchen Shed. Beans and ham hock form the basis of this soup which I would happily eat as a main course with some crusty bread – frugal and satisfying on a cold winter’s night!


So what a fabulous selection of winter recipes, it just remains for me to announce the winner of Jack Monroe’s new cook book A Girl Called Jack which will be out in March. (Shakes lottery pen). The winner is number 12 and the twelth entry was from……. Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog with her scrumptious Oaty Chocolate Chip Cookies – well done:-) Do drop me a line with your address.

To enter February’s Credit Crunch Munch go over to My Golden Pear where the lovely Angela is kindly acting as host this month. If you’d be interested in hosting a future Credit Crunch Munch then please just tweet myself and Helen of Fuss Free Flavours! I’m sure we can fit you in:-)

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  1. Choclette

    That’s weird I definitely commented on this. Think I might have said something along the lines of can’t get enough soup at this time of year and the mushroom biryani looked particularly tempting. However, this now gives me the opportunity to say thank you for picking me as the winner – very excited about that 🙂

    1. Camilla

      My pleasure and thank you for your tasty entry:-)

  2. Jacqueline Meldrum

    What a bumper roundup. Thanks for including me Camilla x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you for entering Jacs:-)

  3. Corina

    Most of these recipes also look lovely and warming for this time of year too. A lovely collection.

    1. Camilla

      Aren’t they just:-)

  4. solange

    What a round up. The flowery Italian cake is next on my list.
    Thank you for your hard work

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thanks Solange. Yes the flowery cake is gorgeous isn’t it:-)

  5. Galina V

    So many hearty soups, I could do with a hot steaming cup just now. A great selection of fab recipes!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Galina and for entering this month’s event:-)

  6. Ren Behan

    So many tasty things to try here – and most of them fairly healthy. I’m loving the look of the biryani. Thanks for including my pancakes, too x

    1. Camilla

      Yes it’s so good to have a collection of good economical recipes in one place.Thanks for taking part Ren:-)

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