Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jack Monroe, ‘Chef For Less': Echo & Gazette 31st Jan

After a day spent cooking for the Telegraph, I sit down to relax with my local rag and… “I have a tiny kitchen and a tiny budget, and a tiny boys mouth to feed on a daily basis. I grow herbs on my window sill (currently coriander, rosemary, [...]
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Garlic, Lemon And Herb Bread, 9p per big chunky portion.

Garlic, Lemon and Herb Bread, 35p per loaf. (Makes 4 good sized chunks at less than 9p per portion… And the photo below is a work-in-progress shot, because i’m impatient and there’s a LOT of photos of lovely loaves on my blog. So [...]
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Spiced Carrot And Lentil Soup, 16p per portion.

Spiced Carrot And Lentil Soup: 48p. Makes approx 3 portions at 16p each. 16p for a bowl of soup. Yes, I know. I’m always a bit surprised too, even after all this time. And it’s delicious. It doesn’t taste like ‘cheap soup.’ It [...]
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Sweet Potato And Lime Bread, 11p per portion.

Sweet Potato And Lime Bread, 42p, makes four generous chunks at 11p each (or slightly less if one wants to be a pedant…) Ingredients:* White plain flour, 250g (10p: £0.60 for 1.5kg) Dried yeast, 7g sachet (11p: 87p for 8) Small sweet potato (15p; [...]
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Warm Spicy Daal, Rice, And Pitta, 33p per person.

Warm Spicy Daal. 67p, makes 3 portions at 23p each. Serve with rice (40p/1kg = 3p per 75g portion) and/or pitta bread (40p for 6)*. Total meal price: daal + rice + pitta = 33p per head. Ingredients:* Red lentils 100g (22p, £1.08 for 500g) Chopped tomatoes, [...]
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  This definitely doesn’t class as a recipe. More something cheap, fun and edible to do with the kids. Cornflakes and peanut butter were staple ingredients of my original £10 a week shop, and these treats were the product of a rainy day at home with [...]
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  This simple, delicious mushroom casserole is perfect easy comfort for cold evenings. Serve with a heap of fluffy mashed potatoes, or atop some plain rice, for a delicious dinner. Serves 2: 1 onion 2 fat cloves of garlic 400g mushrooms 2 tablespoons [...]
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Chickpea, Tomato and Rosemary Best Brunch Loaf – Online Focus, 18th January 2013

From ‘Chickpea, Tomato and Rosemary Best Brunch Loaf’, published on Online Focus Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe

Chickpea, Tomato & Rosemary Best Brunch Loaf (10p per portion)

Chickpea and tomato brunch loaf: 61p (Makes 4-6 portions) Ingredients:* 250g plain white flour (10p. £0.60/1.5kg) 7g dried yeast (11p. 87p/8 sachets) 1/3 can chickpeas (23p. 69p per can) Handful of chopped rosemary (free, grows on my window ledge) 1 large [...]
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Pasta Alla Genovese, 19p.

Pasta Alla Genovese: Serves 2 adults at 19p per portion (or in my case, 1 adult, 1 small boy, and 1 next day lunchtime snack portion!) <; Ingredients:* 100g spaghetti (8p: 40p for 500g) 50g fine green beans, trimmed and chopped into 1cm pieces (7p: [...]
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