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Welcome to my blog, you’ll find recipes from Ireland, France and beyond. The emphasis is on cheap and cheerful food that’s simple enough to make. I’ll try and use local ingredients and in season where I can. Follow me and I’ll post a new recipe each week, or maybe more. You can find me on twitter too… @RecessionBites1

This year I have to start cutting my expenses with a view to completing a personal project over the next couple of years.  I’ve taken a look at my budget and  I spend way too much money on food. So I’m going to try and amend my ways. It was suggested (thank you Caroline King!) that myself and Guy Le Jeune should start a blog and share and swap our recipes as we both enjoy cooking and eating!

I’m French with some Carribbean background and so I like a fair bit of spice in my food.  I’m a bit lazy too so I like it all fairly simple and quick to make.  Cooking is therapeutic but I’m not about spending whole days in the kitchen.

I’ve also been in living in Ireland for over 15 years now so my cooking style has definitely evolved!

So as I go and find my way around a leaner lifestyle I thought I’d share my recipes and tribulations.



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  1. Hi Katia & Guy,

    Good luck & success with your food site. Purely from a selfish aspect I am looking forward to trying your recipes, saving money and eating healthily all washed down with a glass of wine!



  2. Yum, yum, yum!

    Good luck, you two! I shall be following with interest & drooling slightly.

  3. You’ve got me interested. Looking forward to trying out some of ur recipes. Best of luck.

  4. Delighted to see this venture. I will read with interest and hope to learn! 🙂 I hope you’ll also address some of the use by/best before nonsense. Paring a little mould off jam/cheese never hurt anyone!

    1. I feel so much better for that. Although I did recently draw the line at smoked salmon that had been open in the fridge for a few days. Also, there’s something a bit wrong about cheese with a use-by date some six months hence.

      How do we feel about the five-second rule? 🙂

  5. Lentil and feta salad made for lunch during the week! It’s lovely. Just don’t follow Tesco’s instructions for cooking the lentils. Simmering for 35 minutes overcooks them. A Neven Maguire sweet potato and chick pea curry is also done.

  6. Nice to meet you! I found you on Facebook today & we chatted on your food post & now, I am following you here on your blog too! 🙂
    A lovely blog you have here! 😉

    Greetings from a foodie from Belgium! 🙂

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