Monthly Archives: May 2013

Reader Recipes: Lesley’s Thick Onion Tart

Lesley sent me this Thick Onion Tart recipe recently… Serves 4, make in a 20cm tin Pastry 100g flour 3p Pinch salt 2 tsps mustard 40ml oil 4p Up to 40ml water 40g cheese (Asda Smartprice Cheddar £4.82/kg) 20p Filling 700g onions, chopped 32p (Asda [...]
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Reader Recipes: April’s granny’s banana bread

April said… “My nan used to make it for me and my sister every sunday and we looked forward to it every week. My nan was a frugal queen and would have loved your blog.” Banana Bread (Serves 4-6) 225g self-raising flour 3/4 level teaspoon [...]
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Reader Recipes: Laura P’s Chickpea Rice

Laura said… “Here’s another Chickpea recipe from my kitchen. I often joke of my 101 Ways With Chickpeas, so expect more! It’s a bit long-winded I know – I find it ever so difficult to be concise – but I think missing out any [...]
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Dear ATOS, my 3 year old can push a button, should I be sending him to work?

Dear Atos Healthcare, I’m writing to you with a concern about a person known to me who is not in work. I am a journalist for a local newspaper, and on doing some research for an article yesterday, came across a very long list of questions that are [...]
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Dear ATOS, my 3 year old can push a button, should I be sending him to work?

Dear Atos Healthcare, I’m writing to you with a concern about a person known to me who is not in work. I am a journalist for a local newspaper, and on doing some research for an article yesterday, came across a very long list of questions that are [...]
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Reader Recipes: Lou’s cheap n cheerful n very very tasty onion bhajis recipe

I’d like to share a ‘frugal recipe’ for onion bhajis. If you make a fairly big batch (as below) and freeze most of them, the ingredients total about £1.44 (4.5p each) which is not only bargainous but you have a ready supply of tasty [...]
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Earthy Red Wine and Mushroom Soup, 24p per portion*

Given that mushrooms are one of my staple products, I wanted to make a simple mushroom soup. It’s one of the things I craved while doing my Live Below The Line challenge, and while there’s still barely a hint of summer, I thought I could still [...]
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Reader Recipes: Nige’s baked bean lasagne

.Nige’s Baked Bean Lasagne, serves 4. Nige said… “I’ve been making this for a couple months now, two of our family of four are vegetarian and this gave them an option from the classic meat version. Most of the products are based on [...]
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Reflections from below the line

I’ve done it. Not once, but twice, I’ve made £5 of shopping last seven days, eaten three times a day, for the annual Live Below The Line challenge. I’ve had some delicious surprises, like a sad wrinkly peach chopped up and steeped in [...]
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Live Below The Line 2013 – In Pictures

Live Below The Line 2013: Take Two In Pictures. It’s not too late to sponsor me or donate, at https://www.livebelowtheline.co.uk/me/agirlcalledjack Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe