Meal ideas

Slow Cooked Tomato Sauce

Pasta dish of the day – The sauce makes a great pasta dish without adding anything when served with gnocchi, tortellini or ravioli. Alternatively, add tuna and capers, or salami and olives and serve with penne or similar. Top with parmesan or feta cheese.

Mediterranean prawns – Add green prawns to simmering sauce and cook through. Serve on a bed of basmati or jasmine rice and sprinkle with feta cheese.

Sauce for steak – The sauce compliments any meat, from fish to steak. Add some prawns and turn it into a scrumptious Surf ‘n’ Turf meal.

Spaghetti marinara – Add your favourite seafood to simmering sauce and serve up a mean marinara topped with fresh parmesan.

Mediterranean stew – Add spicy sausage (such as chorizo or salami) and chickpeas. Serve with couscous and/or salad.

Pizza sauce – Any leftover sauce need not be wasted as it makes a fantastic base for a home-made pizza.

Slow Cooked Bolognese Sauce

Spaghetti Bolognese – Cook pasta to al-dente and serve with bolognese sauce and freshly shaved parmesan – always a winner!

Mexican fiesta – Add a can of Mexican beans and seasoning and turn this into a feast of burritos, tacos or nachos.

Shepherds pie or savoury mince on toast – Add vegetables to make a hearty savoury mince. Top with mash for an easy shepherd’s pie or pile onto thick toast for those nights when it’s been a huge day and only comfort food will do.

Italian baked potato – Top a baked potato with bolognese and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with a garden salad for a stress-free light meal. A great way to use up left-over sauce.

Dahl

Curry night – Serve with rice and The Hidden Pantry “Curry of the Season” for an Indian feast to remember.

Indian style bangers – Dahl goes beautifully over sausages with steamed rice – an interesting twist to bangers and mash.

Lentil dip – Serve the Dahl warm with pita chips, Turkish bread or crackers as a pre-dinner nibble – handy to have in the freezer when guests drop in.