Tag Archives: budget-friendly

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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Easy Cheese Crackers (91 pence)

As you’ve probably realised I’m into all things freezeable and frozen at the moment. This is one such recipe. It’s very easy – and quick – and tasty – and you can freeze the crackers and cook from frozen. Delicious … Continue reading

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Two-for-One: Roast Tomato and Red Pepper Soup and Roast Tomato and Marscapone Pasta

If you do a search on Google for ‘Tomato Sauce’ you will get over 20 million hits (- in 0.38 seconds – I wish I could think that fast!). But I still think it’s worth giving you this recipe. It … Continue reading

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One of those weeks…and a Budget Recipe: Turkish Peppers and Eggs

Do you ever have weeks that don’t go quite how you planned them? Last week was one of those weeks from the culinary point of view. We didn’t do Live Below the Line, but I put together a £15 menu … Continue reading

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Not – Live Below the Line (£15 menu)

It’s the week of Live Below the Line People all over the country are living off £1 a day for five days this week in order to raise awareness of the millions of people worldwide who live in extreme poverty … 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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