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Credit Crunch Munch Round-Up - October

Saturday, 2 November 2013

I was delighted to host Credit Crunch Munch last month, the blogging challenge co-created by Helen and Camilla.  We are big fans of frugal and tasty recipes in our household and it was brilliant to see all the delicious recipes shared in the blog hop.

Make a cuppa, get comfy and explore all 35 of the great recipes entered into Credit Crunch Munch during October.

Louisa from Eat Your Veg made a deliciously healthy and thrifty Leek and Sweet Potato Soup which her 3yo helped to prepare.

Eat Your Veg Recipe | Leek & Sweet Potato Soup

Sally from Recipe Junkie made this mouthwatering Caramel Apple Tart using leftovers and served it with leftover soured cream.  Brilliant and very tasty use of leftovers!


Janice from Farmer's Girl Kitchen also had some leftover pastry and made these scrumptious Cheesy Bites which I dear say would make a welcome addition to lunchboxes or equally a fab snack with a glass of wine.

Another delicious sweet treat, this time baked by Camilla from Fab Food 4 All who baked this delicious Spelt Danish Apple Ring using a glut of apples.

Yeast, cake, bread, danish, traditional, easy

Louisa from Eat Your Veg also made Glamorgan Sausages, a fab vegetarian dinner option great for kids and adults alike.

Glamorgan Sausages | Eat Your Veg

A recipe I'm definitely going to try is Green Tomato Chutney with Raisins by Shaheen from Allotment 2 Kitchen, perfect for using up unripe tomatoes.

Jen from Blue Kitchen Bakes made Spiced Lentil and Carrot Soup, a delicious and warming recipe for chilly Autumn days and great to take to work in a flask for lunch.

Katie from Feeding Boys has a side dish ideal for busy families needing a quick fix dinner option, Quick Roast Potatoes.  I've made these a couple of times and they are a hit with my family, do give them a go they are fab!

Quick roast potatoes

Jac from Tinned Tomatoes made a gorgeous Spinach and Coconut Dal. Frugal, healthy and less than half an hour to make - just the thing for a busy week night supper.

I am a huge fan of chocolate brownies and these Beetroot and Orange Brownies from Chocolate Log Blog look delectable, such a stunning colour!


Janet from Taste Space baked Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies, no flour or gluten so great for Coeliacs and packed with protein too. 

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen made delicious Spiced Cranberry Sauce, great for Thanksgiving and Christmas rapidly approaching.

Emma from Egyptian Mummy baked Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Icing, perfect with a cuppa and easy to make.

Chris from Cooking Around the World make the Greek dish Strapatsada, a quick and nourishing supper.  It's great to discover thrifty dishes from other cuisines.

Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen had a Canadian Thanksgiving and made a delectable Blueberry Pie using reduced blueberries from the supermarket.  Deliciously thrifty!

Jacqueline from How To  Be A Gourmand shared a delicious breakfast idea, Walnut and Cherry Maple Granola. A great way to start the day!

Nutty breakfast

Jude from A Trifle Rushed has a solution if you find yourself with a glut of apples, Apple Membrillo which keeps well in the fridge and is the perfect accompaniment for cheese - with a glass of wine, of course.

Lucy from Supergolden Bakes made Lentil Soup with Rosemary and Walnut Rolls, perfect for a warming Autumn lunch or supper. Her photos are stunning!

Deena made moutwatering Smoked Aubergine Polenta With Sweet and Spicy Tomatoes on top, a scrumptious Autumn supper and fab alternative to mash as a side dish.


Sarah from Dinner With Crayons shared her Fridge Bottom Soup recipe, perfect for using up any vegetables languishing in the fridge. The ultimate frugal Autumn supper!

Fridge Bottom Soup using up leftovers at DinnerWithCrayons.com #soup #recipes #thrifty #mealplans

Camilla from Fab Food 4 All made Plum and Apple Jam, perfect for preserving a taste of summer as we head into chilly Autumn and Winter, and great for gifts. 

Windfalls, autumn, preserve, easy,

Alida from My Little Kitchen shared her recipe for Pumpkin Gnocchi, brilliant for using up pumpkin from Halloween or a glut from an allotment.

pumpkin gnocchi

I'd Much Rather Be Baking Than . . . baked a Fruit and Veg Cake which would be delicious with a cuppa and could almost count as one of your 'Five A Day'.

Helen, co-creator of Credit Crunch Munch, made Fat Free Mustard Dressing and Kale Salad.  A fresh and healthy way to boost your mood and vitamin intake.

Kale Salad with Fat free mustard dressing - captioned

Karen from Lavender and Lovage made Hot Baked Tatties, perfect for an easy Autumn lunch or Bonfire Night supper.

Recipes, Notes & Reviews from my Kitchen: Hot Baked Tatties for an easy Autumn Lunch

Penny from Penelope's Pantry shared her Lunch of Leftovers, spicing them up with some chilli and honey paste.  A brilliant and delicious idea to liven up leftovers!

Fiona from London Unattached made a delicious Leftover Chicken Risotto, perfect comfort food now the weather has turned colder.

Chicken Leek and Ham Risotto

Laura over at How To Cook baked Pumpkin Bread, a great way to use up leftover pumpkin from Halloween or purchase a reduced pumpkin from the supermarket to bake it.

 pumpkin bread

Emma from Adventures of a London Kiwi shared her recipe for a mouthwatering Crustless Quiche, great for picnics, lunchboxes or a light supper. Delicious!


Chintal from Chins Kitchen made Roasted Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup, a fab warming meal using up vegetables so they are not wasted. Brilliant Autumn fare.

s.potato soup

Anneli from Delicieux shared her recipe for Deluxe Cottage Pie using oxtail, a sumptuous and comforting dish using a thrifty cut of meat.


Gayathri from Spices Galore made some Butternut Squash Pav Bhaji, a great way to liven up chilly Autumn evenings and use up leftover pumpkin from Halloween.

Butternut Squash Pv Bhaji

Shaheen from Allotment to Kitchen made a Curry Coleslaw which can be used to fill tortillas or eaten with baked potatoes. A delicious and versatile thrifty recipe! 

Alida from My Little Kitchen submitted another recipe, Marinated Anchovies, which keep well in the fridge for a while and make a great starter for a dinner party.


Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe baked a mouthwatering Boozy Chocolate Cake, great with a cuppa and the perfect finale for the round-up this month!

Thanks so much to all of those who entered Credit Crunch Munch in October, there are so many wonderful recipes!  If you feel inspired and want to enter in November, pop over to Sarah's blog Dinner With Crayons and link up. 


  1. Super round-up Michelle, I think you deserve a cuppa and a lie down after that. Thanks for being a brilliant Credit Crunch Munch host:-)

  2. What a lovely round up, I still can't get over how red Choclettes Beetroot Brownies are - amazing. Also thank you so so much for hosting Michelle.

  3. Thanks for this nice post. hope for trying it soon

  4. So many fantastic ideas to try out here and thanks for such an impressive round-up MIchelle. A biggie this time!

  5. A really great collection of entries as ever! Curried coleslaw (yes please!) and marinated anchovies (damn yes) just to pick out 2. But literally so many good ones! Lovely!

  6. What a fabulous collection of delicious recipes! I'm just wishing I hadn't read through them before dinner - I'm totally starving now! The anchovies caught my eye too! Thanks so much for hosting, Louisa

  7. Great round-up and now you deserve a cuppa and a slice of cake!


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