chocolate chip mug cake

Flour (plain or self-raising, self-raising will make it lighter, 4 1/2 tbsp)
Sugar (2 tbsp)
Soy milk (3 1/2 tbsp -other milk should be fine too)
Oil (1/2 tbsp)
Baking powder (1/4 tsp)
Vanilla extract (1/2 tsp)
Chocolate chips (I use around 20g of 70% dark chocolate)

Mix all ingredients together in a microwavable mug, try and get out as many lumps as possible – add chocolate chips at the end when everything else has been combined.
Microwave at 170C for 3 minutes, rotating the mug half-way through (all microwaves are different so times may vary).


cowboy bean stew

Onion (1, thiny sliced)
Pepper (1, thinly sliced – a mixture of colours is good)
Beans (1 large can of white/brown/black beans)
Green beans (large handful)
Chopped tomatoes (1 can)
Sweet smoked paprika (2 tsp)
Chilli (1/4 tsp)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Hot sauce
Mushroom ketchup
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Tomato paste
Fresh tomatoes

Fry onions until soft, then add peppers and fry until cooked.
Add paprika, chilli and lightly fry – add a little water if necessary.
Add chopped fresh tomatoes if using, or just the can of chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
Add green beans and a little more water if necessary.
Cook for another 5/10 minutes and then add in the brown beans.
Adjust flavouring to taste and season.
Serve with rice, baked potatoes, bread, etc.

mushroom stroganoff

Mushrooms (Handful or however many you want, chestnut mushrooms give the most flavour)
Onion (1/2, thin strips)
Cashews (a small handful, 7-10 should be more than enough)
White wine (2-3 tbsp)
Water (3-4 tbsp)

Other veg

Soak cashews in warm water.
Sauté onions for a few minutes, then add mushrooms (chopped however you prefer).
After a few minutes add white wine and cook for 5 minutes.
Blend cashews (alter the water level depending on how thick you want the sauce).
Continue to cook onions and mushrooms for longer, or add cashew cream and season with salt and pepper.
Serve with rice, potatoes, pasta, or whatever else you fancy.