Monthly Archives: February 2013

Posh Mushroom, Spinach & Walnut Pasta, 34p

Mushroom, Spinach & Walnut Pasta, 67p for 2 at 34p each. This came about as most of my recipes do, by a head in the fridge and a ‘hmm, what am I going to do with that?’ I’d bought the spinach in a fit of expense, as I start my new job [...]
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Chocolate Tea Bread, 18p

Chocolate Tea Bread, 70p for 4 generous portions at 18p each. This came about because I LOVE chocolate chip brioche, and going vegan for Lent (and maybe for life if I manage to make the switch) means that I haven’t had those little sweet buttery rolls [...]
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Carrot And Coriander Soup, 15p

Carrot & Coriander Soup, 15p. An easy way to use up the carrots kicking around in the fridge in the middle of the week, and a quick lunch or supper solution. I’d never made carrot and coriander soup before tonight but it’s a classic, and I [...]
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Earthy Mushroom Risotto, 27p

Earthy Mushroom Risotto, 54p for 2 portions at 27p each. Risotto purists will be horrified at my use of bog standard rice while daring to still term this a risotto, but at 40p per kilo compared to £1.12 for 500g of arborio rice, I say I’d rather have [...]
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Nourish Foodbank: Recipes Section

Mentioned on the Nourish Foodbank website: “For one single mum, shopping on a £10pw budget hasn’t stopped her from creating and sharing delicious, easy and nutritious recipes.” Nourish Foodbank: Recipes

Really Tomatoey Basilly Soup, 13p

Really Tomatoey Basilly Soup, 51p for 4 portions at just under 13p each. This is so simple that I feel cheeky calling it a recipe, but it’s one for all those folks on my Twitter feed that say ‘oh I’d love to make soup but I don’t [...]
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LOVE SOUP

There are many different recipes entitled Love Soup – I’ve seen some rich chicken soup recipes, some with heady garlic and some deep red tomato ones. By chance, the ingredients for this were what I had kicking around in the fridge last Valentines Day, [...]
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One-A-Penny Little Duck Pizzas, 1p

One-A-Penny Little Duck Pizzas, 1p each. Made 28, for less than 27p. Fed two adults, a Small Girl and a Small Boy :) Number of pizzas will depend on the size of your cookie cutter. Little duck optional but adorable! Ingredients:* 200g plain flour, 9p [...]
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Red Lentil Bolognese, 21p

Red Lentil Bolognese, 85p for 4 servings (21p each) Ingredients:* 1 onion, 5p (part of a 20pc veg pack, £1) 1 carrot, 5p (part of a 20pc veg pack, £1) Fistful of thyme, free (window ledge) Fistful of parsley, free (window ledge) 1 garlic clove, 3p (46p [...]
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Spring Piggy, Posh Nosh! 33p

Spring Piggy, serves 4 for £1.34, or 34p each. This is an adaptation of a Nigella Lawson recipe for spring chicken, which was adapted in turn from a traditional rabbit recipe. That’s the thing about food, we all fiddle with it and tweak and make it [...]
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Mushroom, Bacon & Ale Casserole, 28p

Mushroom, Bacon and Ale Casserole, 56p, serves 2 at 28p per portion. I’ve got three of a four pack of very cheap Bitter under my sink from making this bread, so decided to put one to use with a hearty winter warming dinner. Along with my trusty cheap [...]
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Guinness, Ginger & Sultana Spelt Bread, 12p.

Guinness, Ginger and Sultana Spelt Bread, 71p for a big round hulking bread thing, 12p per portion if cut into six. Well, it’s not actually Guinness. Sainsburys Basics Bitter, but if you were being fancy or authentic or just had money to burn, I [...]
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Oh My God Dinner, 28p

Oh My God Dinner (or, ‘I Was Going To Make Pasta Alla Genovese And Then I Remembered That Sodding Courgette Rolling Around In My Fridge…’) 55p for 2 portions, or just under 28p each. Ingredients:* 70g bacon, 11p (£1.09/670g) 1 chilli [...]
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Mumma Jacks Best Ever Chilli, 30p

Best Ever Chilli, serves 4 for £1.18, or just under 30p per portion. This is one of my favourite staple dishes, and flicking through my blog recipes the other night I was surprised it wasn’t on here. Oh dear me, I thought, I’m going to have to [...]
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Courgette, Tomato and Brie Gratin, 26p.

Courgette And Brie Gratin, 51p for 2 portions (26p each) Still using up those courgettes… Ingredients:* 1/2 courgette, 30p (£1.80 for 6) 1/2 onion, 3p (part of a 20pc vegetable selection, £1) 25g Brie, 14p (£1.09/200g) 75g Rice, 3p (40p/1kg) 1 [...]
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Courgette ‘Pasta’ Ribbons With Honey, Chilli & Tomato Sauce: 53p

One of my Twitter followers has challenged me, me of the bread-and-pasta staples, to try to make gluten free recipes on my budget. The results will be here as I experiment – although she is also a vegetarian and hates kidney beans, but I think I have [...]
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COURGETTE & MINT FRITTERS

The humble courgette – you either love it or you hate it! However, courgettes are cheap and abundant in the summer months, and extremely versatile. These fritters are great as a standalone snack with a home made raita dip, or served with sausages and [...]
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Courgette, Sultana and Lemon Bread: 14p per portion.

Courgette, sultana and lemon bread. 57p – I’m getting extravagant… Works out just over 14p per portion though, so not bad for breakfast! I had to find a use for some sad looking courgettes I bought a week ago, at £1.80 for a kilogram, it [...]
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