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KERALAN AUBERGINE CURRY

One of my favourite restaurants in Southend specialises in Keralan cuisine – and when I couldn’t afford it but really wanted a rich, spicy curry, I decided to make my own version. Aubergines are comparitively expensive to buy individually, so [...]
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GRANDADS STUFFED CABBAGE LEAVES

This is my take on Greek dolmades. I first had stuffed vine leaves at my grandad’s guesthouse in Southend, and deeply regret not pilfering his recipe before he passed away. I wrap mine in cabbage leaves, which will no doubt have him swearing at me [...]
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BOLOGNON

Faced with a leftover hunk of beef last night to stretch between two grown women with fairly healthy appetites, I started making bolognese, changed my mind and wanted bourgignon, and changed it back again halfway through. This is my first dinner cooked for [...]
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CHOCOLATE, CHILLI & BLACK BEAN SOUP

It’s just a matter of days until my book launch on the 27th, so I’ve decided to blog one of my favourites from the book, featured in last weekend’s edition of the Observer Food Monthly magazine… First up, Chocolate, Chilli And [...]
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CURRIED EGGS.

I’ve had a hankering for Curried eggs for the past couple of days, I’m not sure why… So tonight, I knocked this one together. Rich and simple, cheap and easy, this is set to become a Major favourite in my household… Ingredients: [...]
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CHICKEN LIVER & LENTIL BOLOGNESE

Tonight’s dinner came courtesy of some chicken liver at the back of the freezer, and some veg left over from a photoshoot yesterday. Idly flicking through my cookbook collection to find a new chicken liver idea, I came across a bolognese in Save With [...]
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READER RECIPES: TOM’S CORNED BEEF BOLOGNESE

I just received the following email and I haven’t managed to test this as I’m in Tanzania right now, but the combination of corned beef and red wine and tomatoes makes it a winner in my book! Thanks Tom! :) “Hi Jack My wife is a big fan of [...]
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MUFFIZZAS

It’s sort of a muffin, sort of a pizza, sort of a ridiculously named open topped toasted sandwich bun thing. I don’t care what you call it, it was my late night munchy snack after 12 hours of travelling today, and it occurred to me that it would [...]
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Reader recipes: Andrew’s spicy lentil and tomato soup

I had this lovely email yesterday, with a delicious soup recipe that sounds perfect for winter lunches or light suppers… If I was making it with what was in the cupboard, i’d use a veg stock cube instead of bouillon and trusty chopped tomatoes, [...]
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Reader recipes: Gill’s potatoes, tomatoes and cheese.

I had this email and recipe from Gill earlier this week, and it’s my kind of recipe – with no strict quantities or weighing or measuring! I have all of these ingredients at home so after what promises to be a busy day today, here’s what [...]
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Ready Meal Revolution: Ready meal lasagne, 75p, vs home made free range pork lasagne, 69p.

So I’m home from a much-needed rest in Brighton and back in the kitchen with my sleeves rolled up… One of the most popular dishes I’ve been asked to take on is the humble lasagne – and I’ve been putting it off, firstly, because [...]
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Jack vs Ready Meal: Liver and Mash.

Jack versus the ready meal, take two. (Mine’s the one in the silver container!!) Today’s challenge was to make liver taste nice. Yeah, I know. My only experience of liver was as a childhood dinner, and I have to admit I wasn’t looking [...]
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Jack Monroe’s sausage casserole recipe, The Guardian.

For the full recipe, click here: Jack Monroe’s sausage casserole recipe, The Guardian. And in case you missed it or are curious, here’s the whole shebang about the free range sausages: Ethics vs Economics: Choosing free-range. Jack Monroe. [...]
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Mumma Jack’s Best Ever Chilli – Revisited. 39p.

Tonight I decided to make my ‘best ever chilli’ – but instead of soaking black beans like I usually do, I decided to make this a little easier. It was late, we wanted to eat in 15 minutes, so here’s my quick-n-easy version. We had [...]
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Ultimate Feisty Soup

Based on my original Feisty Soup recipe, I’ve made myself a batch of this this afternoon to try to combat a very heavy cold. It normally works very well; the chilli blasts the sinuses, the lemon and ginger eases that accompanying stomach ache, the [...]
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Readers Recipe: Valentina’s polenta with spinach, soft cheese and tomatoes.

I woke up to find this recipe in my email inbox this morning, from Valentina, a reader in Uruguay. It looked so delicious that I couldn’t resist sharing it. I would make this with a Greek cheese (S*insburys do a Basics Greek style cheese that is a [...]
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Spiced chicken and mandarin tagine, 68p.

This spiced chicken and mandarin tagine will serve us for two nights in a row – the chicken legs were a rare treat in this week’s shopping but I’ll get two nights dinner from them, plus a stock base for a soup or risotto on Wednesday. I [...]
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Baked trout in best tomato sauce, with lemon and herb rice. 33p.

People often ask me why I don’t buy items from the Reduced chiller at the supermarket: well I do, I just don’t tend to blog about them, on the basis that they aren’t dependable, and price reductions vary from supermarket chain to supermarket chain, [...]
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Mexican Chocolate, Chilli & Black Bean Soup, 25p

Mexican Chocolate, Chilli and Black Bean Soup, 99p. Serves 4 at 25p per portion. In a fit of organisation, I got up an hour early this morning to make myself some of this for my lunch. I’d popped the beans in cold water to soak for a chilli tonight, [...]
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Feisty Soup, 23p

Feisty Soup, 45p, makes two portions at 23p each. I made this for myself this afternoon as i’ve come down with an awful cold – I’ve not worked out if it’s the dreaded flu yet, but i’m shaky, exhausted and feeling generally [...]
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Gigantes Plaki, 17p.

Gigantes Plaki, serves 4 for 68p (17p per portion) Heading back to my Med roots with this simple but delicious dish, and I can have it for dinner, and lunch the next day, and pulse any leftovers into a soup. Enjoy! Ingredients:* 100g dried butter beans, 22p [...]
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Vegetable Masala Curry, 30p.

Proper Vegetable Masala Curry, 89p, serves 3-4 at less than 30p each. This isn’t vegan. I tried but my pre-first-work-pay-packet budget just couldn’t stretch to £1.99 coconut milk versus 32p of natural yoghurt. I’ve failed my Lent [...]
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Use-Me-For-Anything Sauce, 21p

Exactly what it says on the title, I make this in a batch, and eat some, fridge some and freeze some for later. This makes six small portions, at 21p per portion. Ingredients: 2 cans chopped tomatoes, 62p 1 small can tomato puree, 24p 1 onion, 18p 1 slosh [...]
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