Category Archives: Budget Meals

Chicken Passanda

from Good Housekeeping A very tasty creamy, mildly spicy curry slightly adapted from a recipe from Good Housekeeping Money saving tip: Use chicken thighs rather than breast. Approximate cost: £2.62 for 2 (£1.31 each) (Prices are current from Sainsburys web-site … Continue reading

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Cook Once – Eat Twice! Lamb Meatballs with Feta – Two ways

Don’t you just love those recipes that you can serve up in a number of different ways – cook double one night and serve it up looking like a whole new meal the next day (it saves all those groans … Continue reading

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Once a Week (Budget) Cooking: and a £26 menu plan

If you’ve been here before you will know that I am a fan of Once a Month Cooking – at least for 29 days of the month. All those lovely stress free suppers are just brilliant! My problem is Cooking … Continue reading

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£27 Make Ahead Menu Plan

The dust-sheets are gone and it’s time to fill the freezer again. But this month I’m finding it difficult to find the time (and – ok I admit! – the inclination) to spend a whole day cooking, so I’m going … Continue reading

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Ham and Lentil Stew

This Ham and Lentil Stew recipe came out of a wish to use up a ton of cooked ham I had sometime last year. It is warm and comforting and substantial enough to serve up for a weekday supper and … Continue reading

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Menu Plan : Quick Budget Recipes

One thing I’ve learned in my cost-cutting efforts is that if you want to make things cheaply it usually means cooking from scratch. Or, at least, cooking more from scratch than you did before. And that of course often takes … Continue reading

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Five ways with Smoked Mackerel

Smoked Mackerel has become one of our favorite foods in the last few months. It seems to just about have it all, doesn’t it? One of the oily fish – healthy, bursting with omega-3s and one of the foods that … Continue reading

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Paprika Chicken with Feta

Entertaining on a weekday can make for some interesting challenges, can’t it? The ideal is a sumptuous meal (of course), prepared with minimum effort, in not very much time, which will deeply impress your guests. Or so we hope. This … Continue reading

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Bacon and Lentil Soup

The last low cost weeklymenu plan should probably have been called ‘Lentil Week’ in our house! (I wonder if there is one?) First there was the Lamb and Lentil Curry with peas, then the Lamb pasties – both of which … Continue reading

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Cut the Cost of Your Weekly Shop? 10 Top Tips for Spending less in the kitchen

Last year – following the Live Below the Line challenge – I added up the amount we spent on food, and was horrified. At a pound a day we could have kept a family of four going for several months! … Continue reading

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