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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 I return to again and again as they provide the best flavours.¬† So… Continue reading Week4-Eat for ¬£50 a month-Final Week

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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 menu is varied and I am eating leftovers as well as cooking in… Continue reading Week3-Eat for ¬£50 a month-Recipes 6-7

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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 was nice) but with a brioche and an amazing plate of lemon spaghetti… Continue reading Week3-Eat for ¬£50 a month-Recipes 1-5

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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 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

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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 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

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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 up a few tasty, healthy treats "high five to me", or perhaps a… Continue reading Day 6-7 Eat For ¬£50 A month Challenge

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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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Thrifty isn’t a dirty word it’s akin to brilliant or clever in my book?

I grew up in rural Ireland around strong men and women who taught me some key skills for life - even though I didn‚Äôt 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?