Abridged Sunday London Market Tour

At least once a month I make a trip into the city early on a Sunday morning when there are few people about, it feels more intimate, just me and London town. I take photographs and wander around the markets, walking the […]

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£50 a month for food is very possible

  Food can be as expensive as you want it to be. If you don’t plan, have a list or shop around then you will always pay more.¬† Savings never fall out of the sky; you have to do a little legwork.¬† […]

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Final Week – Some Lazy Treats

When I have mentioned the challenge, guesses on how much a plate of food costs have varied from 50 to 80 % out (they have all guessed more expensive). To the extent that I think I’ll consider a pop-up as I’d clean up ūüėČ

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Week4-Eat for £50 a month-Final Week

By now I hope you will have mastered a few of the previous weeks recipes and even perhaps given them some of your own little twists.¬† I have found that it is often the simple and easy recipes which are the ones […]

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Week3-Eat for £50 a month-Recipes 6-7

I am on the third week and I am not missing anything, I am well fed, my energy is up and my pocket has surplus cash. Some recipes I haven’t eaten in years and they have been easy, quick and tasty.¬† The […]

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Week3-Eat for £50 a month-Recipes 1-5

My introduction to Italy was a trip from Napoli to Amalfi where the food¬†made me sing. ¬†The¬†ingredients are often humble but with the most amazing flavours, my love story with Italy didn’t begin with a cute guy called Giovanni (even though he […]

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Week 2 РEat for £50 a month, recipe 6-7

I have founds so far on this challenge that I am rather partial to lentils and that’s not just because they bulk out a meal and are cheap but because they are yum and research has found they are exceedingly good or […]

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Week2 РEat for £50 a Month Recipes 1-5

    My list for the week has changed a little, but not too much that I have had to change the menu posted yesterday (summer greens replaced with salad and lemons with limes).¬† I have managed to purchase some great frozen […]

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Week 2 РEat for £50 a Month Challenge

Today is the end of the first week of the ¬£5o a month challenge and I am feeling a little smug as on the whole it’s been a resounding success. Two friends & some of their friends are all set to sign-up, […]

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Day 6-7 Eat For £50 A month Challenge

It’s rather hot in London today! and hotter in my kitchen where I’ve had¬†trial and error with recipes, requiring a few changes due to the remaining items still available on¬†the shopping list. ¬†I do think however that I have managed to conjure […]

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Day 1- 5 Eat for £50 a month Challenge

As I updated on the previous post the spend is ¬£7.03 on the weeks essential food shop fruit, veg & protein and ¬£8.57 on store items incl. rice, lentils, beans etc. The meal plan for the first week¬†is for my sis¬†who really […]

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Eating Smart ‘Thrifty,Healthy,Simply’

I committed a little while ago to pulling together a menu for a month that was healthy, fairly local, easy to cook, economical to cook and that the total monthly spend would be ¬£50 for 1 person. This would consist of ¬£10 for the main store cupboard items and ¬£10 a week for fruit/veg/protein etc. I know it’s possible to live off of ¬£10 a week with a little effort but it was the making it easy and 1 pot and and…..

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