The recipes on this page use shortcuts. Basically not all the ingredients are fresh. What I mean is, the recipes use pre-made items available at the supermarket. The pre-made items are then added to fresh ingredients to make an easy, cheap, fast and fabulous meal.
Pre-made items can include (but not limited to) pre-made meat items such as meatballs. Then there are bottles of pasta sauce and packets of flavoured rice. And don’t forget pre-mixed herbs and spices to flavour your taco mince or curry chicken. Purchasing and using pre-made food items are great for saving time when cooking so are a great option to make when travelling.
Note: Even though pre-made ingredients can save time, be careful of high sodium, sugar and fat content. Eating too much of these aren’t great for your health but are required in pre-made foods to extend their shelf life.
Here’s some of my favourite Shortcut Meals
One Pot Mexican Beef
If you love the flavours of Mexican food, then you will love my One Pot Mexican dish. Full of ingredients that you find in many Mexican dishes like peppers, beans, mince beef and taco flavouring, this dish is easy to make and will satisfy any cravings for Mexican food...
Paella – Spanish Rice Dish – Shortcut Recipe
Paella is a great staple Spanish dish made from rice, flavourings and local fresh ingredients of prawns, chicken and chorizo sausage. Put it all together and you have an easy, cheap, fast and fabulous meal. This Paella shortcut recipe involves purchasing pre-packaged...
Shortcut Meatballs With Mashed Potato and Vegetables
This recipe of shortcut meatballs, mashed potato and vegetables is an easy and nutritious shortcut meal. The meatballs were pre-made and purchased from the supermarket as were the frozen mixed vegetables from the freezer section. I bought two potatoes to make mashed...