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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… Read More ›
Simple Herb Bread, 28p for 4 servings at 7p each. Ingredients:* 250g plain flour, 11p ( 65p/1.5kg) 7g fast action dried yeast, 11p (89p for 8 sachets) Fistful of chopped parley (free, growing on my window ledge) Fistful of chopped… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Parsnip, Thyme and ‘Parmesan’ Loaf, 56p per loaf, makes 4 chunky pieces at 14p per portion. I have four sad parsnips kicking about in the bottom of my fridge from two consecutive £1-veg-bags, so this is another ‘well what am… Read More ›