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. I always use an ingredients list for the week or month, spend a… Continue reading £50 a month for food is very possible
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 😉
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 I return to again and again as they provide the best flavours. So… Continue reading Week4-Eat for £50 a month-Final Week
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 menu is varied and I am eating leftovers as well as cooking in… Continue reading Week3-Eat for £50 a month-Recipes 6-7
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 was nice) but with a brioche and an amazing plate of lemon spaghetti… Continue reading Week3-Eat for £50 a month-Recipes 1-5
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 us. I love potatoes and eggs and I eat both a little too… Continue reading Week 2 – Eat for £50 a month, recipe 6-7
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 fish for £3.25 at Asda. I also have quite a few eggs left… Continue reading Week2 – Eat for £50 a Month Recipes 1-5
I grew up in rural Ireland around strong men and women who taught me some key skills for life - even though I didn’t realise that at the time. I had a Nan called Kate and a neighbour, Hannah, who were both thrifty home cooks. They knew how to lay on a wholesome spread from… Continue reading Thrifty isn’t a dirty word it’s akin to brilliant or clever in my book?
Whether it’s for yourself or as a present, a couple of pots filled with flowers can brighten up any day and even the smallest of spaces. At such a cheap price we have to spread the word and share the love.