Tag Archives: Vegetarian

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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Beetroot, feta and red lentil salad.

Published in the Guardian, Thursday 3rd October 2013: Jack Monroe’s beetroot, red lentil and feta salad. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/agirlcalledjack

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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Jardaloo Ma Murghi (Curry With Apricots) 22p

Jardaloo Ma Murghi (Curry With Apricots) 87p for 4 portions, or 22p each. This is my favourite curry, my go to, my easy but perfect comfort food. I used to make this with turkey, which at £1.75 for a 600g drumstick would serve four people easily (pre-roast [...]
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CARROT, CUMIN & KIDNEY BEAN BURGER

This burger is where the media storm began, and dubbed ‘the 9p burger’ because of the low cost of the ingredients used to make it, it’s one of my most popular recipes. A can of value range red kidney beans is a cheap but excellent source of protein [...]
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Leek, Savoy & Smoked Cheese Pasta, 43p

Well, Lent is over and save a few hiccups, accidental and weakness, I managed to add quite a lot to my vegan recipe repertoire over the past month and a half. However, a week ago when I was clearing out my fridge, I came across a piece of smoked cheese [...]
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Earthy Red Wine & Mushroom Risotto, 36p.

Earthy Red Wine & Mushroom Risotto, Serves One. 36p. Still needing easy but comforting food with this cold, I decided to go for carbs and wine and goodness… I’ve never known anyone else to use red wine as a risotto base before – [...]
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Sunshine Bread – Pineapple, Carrot & Sultana – 8 pennies

Sunshine Bread (Pineapple, Carrot and Sultana) – 49p for 6 pieces at 8p each Ingredients:* 250g flour, 11p (65p/1.5kg) 1 sachet fast action dried yeast, 11p 30g sultanas, 6p (99p/500g) 1 carrot, 5p (part of a 1.25kg vegetable pack, £1) 1/2 can [...]
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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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Bubbles And Squeaks, 7p each.

Bubbles And Squeaks. Makes 10 bubble and squeak patties at 7p each, eat one or two or five, depending on how hungry you are. I was really hungry, so didn’t even get a picture of these. However I have half the mix left in the fridge for tonights [...]
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Carrot & Coriander Falafels, 23p.

Carrot and coriander falafels, 91p. Makes 12ish falafels, serves 4 at 23p each. Ingredients:* 3tbsp vegetable oil, 6p (£4.50/3l) 1 onion, 5p (£1/20pc veg bag) 400g can of chickpeas, 69p shake of cumin, 4p (95p/46g) 1 carrot, 5p (£1/20pc veg bag) parsley, [...]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MUSHROOM CHASSEUR

  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 & 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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Moroccan Not-A-Tagine, 24p per portion

Moroccan tagine-thing (not technically a tagine as it wasn’t ‘cooked in a tagine’ but ‘sweet spicy stew’ doesn’t sound as authentic as this tastes. So there.) Makes six small portions at 24p each or four ‘hungry person’ portions at 35p each. [...]
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Tomato And Haricot Soup, 15p.

Tomato & White Bean Soup, 15p per portion. Always challenging myself to ‘cook it cheaper’ without compromising on taste or nutrition, I’ve had a fidget with my tomato and white bean soup recipe today, and come up with this one at less [...]
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