This post is part of the Frugality 101 series, getting back to frugal basics. Not a joke shop chicken, but one of these: S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D for lots of meals, lots of flavour and lots of frugal food fun! And yes, it is possible to get lots of delicious meals out of one chicken – not just…… Continue reading Rubber Chicken
Mmmm, pizza – the perfect treat! I’ve never been a fan of the delivered kind, as I hate hate hate deep pan. I’m more of a lover of Franco Manco-style thin and crispy. But I can’t afford Franco Manco, so Mr. Saver and I set up the Penny Pincher Pizzeria in our kitchen last night!…… Continue reading Pizza for 2 for £2!
For such an easy recipe, you get such a great result! It’s a really impressive thing to make for friends. I have seen lots of recipes featuring lard, and I figured that it must be easy to replace that with oil, making these tortillas vegan. Ingredients 200g flour 2tbsp oil – I used olive because…… Continue reading Homemade Flour Tortillas
I have to admit, I’m very pleased with this one! Makes two servings Ingredients 80g black turtle beans (dry weight), soaked, cooked and drained 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 tin tomatoes 2 carrots 1 vegetable stock cube 1tsp cocoa powder 1tsp chilli powder 1tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp ground cumin Method Add the…… Continue reading Vegetarian Chilli
For my batch cooking this week, I attempted to make my own version of a Pret recipe for butternut squash and ricotta pasta, but with the ricotta replaced by a cheese sauce. However, there was a slight bump in the road with the cheese sauce… Makes six portions Ingredients 500g pasta – Basics penne, 35p…… Continue reading Butternut squash pasta bake
Contrary to what some people would have you believe, you can eat well on a budget. For me, a healthy diet is filled with: wholegrains at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day protein from a variety of sources (pulses, meat, eggs, cheese, milk) a modest amount of fat Buying junk foods and…… Continue reading Healthy eating on a budget