7 great uses for your food processor

I love spending time in my kitchen trying out new recipes, batch cooking and trying to save my family money. For me cooking is relaxing, and a great way to look after our family budget. We like to spend no more than £200 a month on grocery shopping and on occasion we have even lived on £100 for a month – as we like a challenge! I’ve recently been sent a new food processor and I want to share with you 7 great uses for your food processor.

VonShef food processor

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Ultimate onion gravy recipe

When the nights are still cold I really enjoy eating comfort food. Cooking a nice meal for my family is my way to de-stress after a long day as a parent. Sometimes I enjoy a face mask or a little self-care as a parent while I cook. Today I’m bringing you my ultimate onion gravy recipe! It takes minimal prep and it tastes delicious too!

Homemade onion gravy recipe


Ingredients for my ultimate onion gravy recipe

15g butter

1 large onion, sliced how you like it

1 tsp of sugar

15g of plain flour

350ml beef stock (fresh or from a stock cube is fine)

Worcestershire sauce.

Method for my ultimate onion gravy recipe

Melt the butter in a saucepan or frying pan then add the onions in.

Cook for 1-2 minutes then sprinkle with the sugar.

Stir regularly while cooking on a medium heat for 10-15 minutes. You’ll know when the time is up as the onions will be soft and they will have caramelised thanks to the butter and sugar.

Sprinkle the flour over the onions. Give it a stir to ensure that all the onions are coated. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes.

Pour in your stock if using fresh. If you’re using a stock cube then save yourself some effort by crumbling the stock cube in and then measuring in the required water.

Bring the onion gravy to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and allow the onion gravy to thicken up. Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce. If it needs a little more seasoning then add a grind of fresh black pepper.

That’s it! My ultimate onion gravy recipe! Hope you’ve enjoyed it!

Enjoyed this ultimate onion gravy recipe? Why not try some of my other recipes:

Airfryer roast potatoes

Chicken, filo & spinach pie

Salt & pepper chicken

Beef hotpot

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Homemade oat biscuits – similar to Hobnobs!

I’m a bit of a lover of a sweet treat after tea. As my lovely husband and I are trying to lose weight these days we don’t have many treats at home now. Typically I think if we don’t have them we won’t eat them. Only on the rare occasions do I like to push the boat out and bake us a nice treat. Recently I made these delicious homemade oat biscuits. They take just 5 minutes to knock up and just 10 minutes in the oven – woohoo!

Homemade oat bsicuits - close up - similar to Hobnobs

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Delicious beef hotpot that can be in the oven in just 15 minutes!

I love making a hearty dinner at the end of a long day. Sometimes, like with this beef hotpot, I like to prepare the meal in the morning and then have it to eat in the evening. A beef hotpot is a great way to use up lots of leftover vegetables and have a nutritious meal too. It’s SO simple and I have been preparing the base in the morning and then topping with potatoes just before putting into the oven.

Beef hotpot

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Chicken Fajita Triangles – Absolutely fricking delicious!

I’m a real fan of cooking. I love to make items from scratch and most importantly I love to experiment from time to time. Recently I had a bout of illness and once recovered I fancied some really good junk food. Never one to disappoint myself I set about making these chicken fajita triangles for my family.

Chicken fajita triangles

These chicken fajita triangles are UNREAL!

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