Cooking on a Budget

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    Perfect for summer and even better for your purse, Miguel Barclay's follow-up to One Pound Chef is bursting with 80 super-simple recipes that focus on fresh and light food - and every portion works out at just £1 per person.

    From warm and delicious soups to tasty salads and stunning stir-fries, there's something for everyone; he's also included a huge variety of vegetarian meals. Every tasty recipe can be prepared in a matter of minutes and use simple, easy-to-track down ingredients.

    Miguel also offers advice on shopping savvy, buying seasonal ingredients and embracing frozen versions of your new favourites. The recipes have been inspired by global cuisine and include the likes of 5-spice baked feta and asparagus salad, smoky fish taco and butternut gnocchi with crispy parma ham and feta.
  • Three Ingredient Baking - Paperback - 9780718184797 - Sarah Rainey
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    Someone (Bob Dorough, but you may be more familiar with the De La Soul version) once sang that three is the magic number and this book proves that statement to be true. It's packed with recipes for cakes, breads, biscuits and desserts that only use three ingredients each!

    Three-ingredient baking is so popular right now with YouTube videos racking up millions of views and this book helps you make the most of it. Each recipe only has three ingredients - there are not even any seasonings or hidden extras.

    Suitable for bakers of all levels, every treat is fast, convenient and easy to make and among the 100 recipes are an almost-instant Christmas cake, banana bread baked in a slow cooker, muffins made from ginger beer and bread conjured from ice cream (!).
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    Save money and time by following the recipes in The Savvy Shopper's Cookbook. It's packed with delicious, cheap and mainly healthy midweek meal ideas that will match your shopping habits.

    Among the mouth-watering recipes are caramelised onion and goat's cheese tart, steak and potato salad with creamy horseradish dressing and 15-minute apple and blackberry crumbles. You could even try your hand at a warming Marmite broth!

    By following the advice on this book, you'll be able to enjoy delicious meals at lower prices and cut down on your weekly spend. It's ideal for anyone who is busy but wants to eat well.
  • Gino's Healthy Italian for Less - Hardback - 9781444795226 - Gino D'Acampo
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    Gino D'ACampo is one of the nation's favourite chefs and in his latest cookbook he will show you how to cook like a true Italian - on a budget!

    He explains how to shop smart and store food and how to make the most of your fridge and freezer. He also explains the basics that every Italian keeps on hand in their kitchen storecupboard. There are over 100 simple meals to make and they're all nutritious and full of flavour.

    From the heart of Italy, these feel-food recipes will delight the entire family and among the dishes covered are a delicious pasta with cherry tomato sauce, pancetta and pecorino Romano and the timeless classic of spaghetti carbonara.
  • The Cornershop Cookbook - Hardback - 9780224101042 - Caroline Craig
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    This cookbook shows how there's far more to cornershop cooking than tins of beans and ready meals.

    Full of simple recipes that take advantage of everything from yam to spam and greens to sardines, you'll soon be enjoying the likes of linguine with tinned crab, twice-cooked aubergine with Vietnamese sauce and thyme, chorizo and leek broth.

    Sure to inspire a new-found love of weeknight cornershop shopping and cooking, this lovely little book will help you discover overlooked ingredients and learn new ways to cook with everyday staples.
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    You might think that dinner's sorted if you have a packet of instant noodles in the cupboard but sometimes you crave a proper home-cooked meal without needing a degree in cookery! The Student Cookbook will get you through your studies and become more valuable to you than any textbook. You won't need lots of kitchen gadgets, hours in front of the stove or a loan to make these recipes - they are all easy and cheap and designed to satisfy. Start with The Basics: which essentials to stock up on so that you always have the foundation of a simple meal; tips on key equipment to buy; simple rules of food hygiene; and no-fuss tips for throwing together ingredients no matter how little is lurking in your kitchen. When you're having a late-night dissertation crisis and you turn to the refrigerator for salvation, The Student Cookbook will come to the rescue with quick, stress-free Snacks & Bites. Chapters on Easy Meals and Vegetarian Meals include everything you could possibly want in your repertoire: macaroni cheese, panini, stir-fries, spaghetti bolognese, fajitas and lots more. Master the recipes in Food to Impress and you're sure to win friends. Finally, when there's no chocolate in the house and you need to satisfy a sweet craving, turn to Just Desserts and indulge in plum crumble, apple cake and brownies.
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    Jamie Oliver gets the nation cooking clever, shopping smart and wasting less with this exciting and thrifty cookbook, Save with Jamie.

    Everyone is under more and more financial pressure, and we all want to cook tasty, nutritious food on a budget. Save with Jamie draws on the celebrity chef's knowledge and cooking skills to help you to make better choices and get the most out of ingredients, save time and prevent food waste. And there's no compromise - it's full of big flavours, comfort food and colourful, optimistic dishes.

    Packed with exciting recipes that won't break the bank, these surprising and thoroughly mouth-watering dishes will show you how to feed the family economically, efficiently and healthily.
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    There's more to being a veggie than eating tofu and chickpeas, and there's more to being a student than beans on toast and chips from the kebab van. With 150 recipes from across the world, this inspiring cookbook is crammed with meals even the novice cook will be able to master, from simple curries and pasta dishes to South American stews and Spanish tortillas. More interesting than the usual student fare, and with delicious recipes students will really go for, from quick and easy meals in minutes to cheap but impressive dinner party winners to wow their mates, "The Vegetarian Student Cookbook" is a recipe for a tasty and healthy student life.
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    @font-face { font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Stressed about the weekly food shop? Don't worry! The hundreds of tips and hints in Cooking on a Budget will help you to make the most of your money. The book includes 100-plus recipes for delicious, healthy, cheap meals, as well as suggestions for setting your budget, planning your shop and essential store-cupboard ingredients. With recipes for everything from Soups & Starters to Desserts, this book will have you well on your way to food that is both inexpensive and satisfying.
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    100 easy and delicious meals on a tight budget with Jack Monroe's A Girl Called Jack. Jack is a cash-strapped single mum living in Southend. When she found herself with a shopping budget of just GBP10 a week to feed herself and her young son, she addressed the situation with immense resourcefulness, creativity and by embracing her local supermarket's 'basics' range. She created recipe after recipe of delicious, simple and upbeat meals that were outrageously cheap. Learn with Jack Monroe's A Girl Called Jack how to save money on your weekly shop whilst being less wasteful and creating inexpensive, tasty food. Recipes include Vegetable Masala Curry for 30p a portion, Pasta alla Genovese for 19p a portion, Fig, Rosemary and Lemon Bread for 26p and a Jam Sponge reminiscent of school days for 23p a portion. "Sassy, political, and cooking amazing food on GBP10 a week. We need more like her". (Xanthe Clay, The Telegraph). Jack Monroe is a 24-year-old single mother and local newspaper reporter. Finding herself with a food budget of just GBP10 a week, she began to create nutritious recipes to feed herself and her son. Giving the recipes out to a local food bank, to help others in her situation, she then began to publish them online on her blog, A Girl Called Jack, which now has thousands of followers. Jack was awarded the 2013 Fortnum and Mason Judges' Choice Award for the impact that her blog has had. She lives in Essex with her son.
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    This kitchen classic has been fully updated with 50+ simple, delicious new recipes. This definitive guide to producing cheap, healthy meals is ideal for busy mums and kitchen novices, proving that you can still feed a family of four for GBP5 a day if you shop with care and make nutritious ingredients the foundation of every meal. Whether you're looking for a quick dinner such as Lemon Honey Lamb Shoulder with Potatoes and Fresh Thyme or Autumnal Black-Eyed Bean Stew with Dumplings, an old-school classic like Bread and Butter Pudding, or a breakfast full of flavour and energy like Golden Apricot Granola, Bernadine caters for every taste and lifestyle. Bernadine has had over two decades experience of cooking for a family on a budget, and knows what really works. Her recipes are child-friendly and she has a wealth of practical tips on how to stick to an incredible GBP35 groceries budget, use up leftovers and prevent food waste. Complete with a weekly meal planner and a guide to show which fruit and vegetables are in season, Bernadine is an expert on creating tasty meals out of nothing that you will return to time and again. No hard-to-find ingredients, no complicated recipes, just honest, wholesome food from a cook who understands families and really will save you money.
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    Never mind essays and exams - one of the biggest challenges you'll face at university is fending for yourself in the kitchen, especially if you're vegetarian. The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook will take you from freshers' week to graduation, all on a seriously tight budget. You'll never have to resort to a can of baked beans again! Whether you want a simple dinner, a quick lunch between lectures, exam fuel or a slap-up meal to impress your housemates, these easy-to-follow recipes are designed specially for students and include all your favourites. Enjoy veggie lasagne, bolognese, fajitas and chilli, as well as ideas for soups, casseroles, pasta bakes, jacket potatoes and homemade dips. Plus morning-after breakfasts and simple but knockout desserts and sweet treats, such as chocolate fudge brownies, sticky toffee pudding and lemon cheesecake. With photographs to show what you're aiming at, advice on equipment and stocking your cupboard (even in a tiny shared kitchen!), and essential hints and tips - including how not to poison your friends - you won't want to leave home without The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook.
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    Good Housekeeping recipes tick all the boxes - They look great They taste delicious They're easy to make Now learn how to be a clever cook with this amazing new cookery series. Each Good Housekeeping cheap eats recipe - triple-tested for perfect results - is guaranteed to stand the test of your occasion, be it a budget family meal or a special occasion with friends. Packed with good old favourites, and lots of tasty new ideas, this gorgeous book is all you need to whip up a feast in the kitchen. With save money, save time, save effort tip, up-to-date nutritional breakdown including protein and fibre, and savvy advice throughout, it couldn't be easier to whip up a storm on a budget. Enjoy! Other titles in the Good Housekeeping series include Bake Me a Cake, Easy Peasy, Al Fresco Eats, Let's Do Brunch, Gluten-free & Easy, Low Fat Low Cal, Salad Days, Posh Nosh, Party Food, Flash in the Pan, Roast It!, Great Veg and Slow Stoppers
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    Never mind essays and exams - one of the biggest challenges you'll face at university is fending for yourself in the kitchen. The Hungry Student Cookbook will take you from freshers' week to graduation, all on a seriously tight budget. You'll never have to resort to a can of baked beans again! Whether you want a simple dinner, a quick lunch between lectures, exam fuel or a slap-up meal to impress housemates, these easy-to-follow recipes are designed specially for students and include all your favourites: from homemade curries, lasagne, fajitas and toad-in-the-hole, to delicious ideas for soups, casseroles, jacket potatoes and homemade dips. Plus great morning-after breakfasts and simple but knockout desserts such as banoffee pie and Baileys cheesecake. With photographs to show what you're aiming for, advice on equipment and stocking your cupboard (even in a tiny shared kitchen!), and essential hints and tips - including how not to poison your friends - you won't want to leave home without The Hungry Student Cookbook!
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    Divided into Salads, Snacks and Light Meals; Pasta and Noodles; Meat; Fish; One-pot Dishes and Desserts, with Good Food 101 Cheap Eats you're guaranteed to find a delicious, cheap recipe for every occasion. Whether you choose Sausage and Potato Bake, Pork and Tarragon Meatloaf or Canadian Pecan Tart, every recipe has been tried and tested by the BBC Good Food Magazine team to ensure fantastic results, every time you cook. The 101 recipes are all short and simple with easy-to-follow steps, using readily available ingredients and are accompanied by a full-colour photograph of the finished dish.
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    The Ultimate Student Cookbook will be the cooking bible for all students; something every student will need at university, and every parent will want their teenagers to take with them as they embark on life away from home. It will focus on eating and living well as easily as possible and on a budget. This book offers a range of delicious recipes, from the very basic for complete beginners to more advanced meals for every occasion from dinner parties, hot dates to brain food for revising and comfort food that mum would have made. Along with these it will include some quirkier recipes such as chocolate mousse in a mug, or how to conjure up their favourite high-street dishes such as Nando's Peri Peri chicken or a sloppy Giuseppe pizza. Written in the friendly, entertaining way that studentbeans.com is known for, including advice on the basics of cooking, how to save money and trips to the supermarket, this book will help students everywhere have confidence in the kitchen so that cooking becomes a rewarding, sociable part of student life.
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    Catering for any large scale celebration can be daunting. Where will you hold the event? How much food will you need? When should you start the preparation? This book passes on the secrets of the trade to ensure that the preparation goes smoothly and that the food is just as good as the professionals can offer. It includes a master checklist for the preparations with general advice on choosing the food and drinks, buying in ready-made items, estimating quantities, hiring staff and equipment and other practical considerations. There are five complete menus and drinks suggestions for each type of event: a drinks party with canapes, a fork buffet, a finger buffet and a sit-down meal, with guests varying in number from twenty to sixty. Menus include full preparation plans and recipes. In total there are 120 plus recipes, some with variations.
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    This book shows how to serve up tasty, healthy, easy-to-make and low-cost dishes, with 200 delicious recipes shown in 800 step-by-step photographs. This is the ultimate low-cost cookbook for every student who needs to rustle up fantastic food that is cheap, delicious and hassle-free. It features 200 inspiring recipes for low-cost yet mouth-watering soups, starters, main courses and desserts - here's how to feast for hardly anything on meal of a hearty Tuscan soup, baked peppers with egg and lentils or Irish stew, all finished off with a magic chocolate mud pudding. It includes expert tips for saving money in the kitchen without compromising on quality, quantity or taste. This book offers all you need to know to create great-value meals that are good for you too. Every recipe is shown step-by-step in over 800 beautiful colour photographs, making the book easy to follow for even first-time cooks. It includes complete nutritional information for every recipe to help you plan for healthy cooking and special diets. Here's how to create amazingly low-cost meals that are tasty, varied and nutritious. Using great-value ingredients, a delicious two-course meal can cost you less than a take-away burger. A useful introduction first gives practical advice on getting the most out of your shopping and how to get the best value, flavour and quality for your money. Simple recipes for such basics as custard, pastry and chicken stock reduce the need for pricey ready-made products, as well as being healthier and tastier. Over 200 tested recipes then show step by step how these principles can be put into practice to produce fabulous meals for everyone.
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    The recipes take the fledgling student from quick bites & tasty snacks of Welsh Rarebit, Chunky Oven Chips, through to main meals including Spaghetti Bolognese, Wheeler's Beef Stew, a simple Thai green curry and a traditional Roast Chicken. To finish there are irresistible cakes and desserts such as Bread & Butter Pudding, Carrot Cake, Raspberry Muffins and Pancakes. The recipes and ingredients have been planned for the budgeting student providing clear, step by step instructions with inspirational quotes and suggestions throughout the book, sure to encourage even the most reluctant cook. Remember - 'Never eat more than you can lift' - Miss Piggy.
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    A must-have book for any student looking to cook delicious meals rustled up in university digs - with only one pot to cook in you'll only have one pot to wash up! From top tips on where to shop and stocking up your kitchen shelves to how to eat well while sticking to your student budget, The Hungry Student One Pot has it covered. With clear and easy-to-follow instructions, all of these recipes are very accessible, even to first-time cooks. Every recipe comes with an affordability rating to help you stay on budget. With over 200 simple, tasty, one pot meals at your finger tips, cooking (and washing up!) on your own for the first time just got a whole lot easier.
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    This title features easy-to-cook and delicious dishes for all the family, offering fabulous recipes that make the most of a thrifty food budget. It offers an incredible selection of recipes designed to make the most of your weekly food budget. It presents economical ingredients, used in frugal ways, to create meals that are nutritious, easy to cook and full of taste. Every type of dish is covered, with chapters on first and main courses, side dishes, desserts, cakes and preserves. It includes quick suppers, such as Chilli con Carne, Cheese Pudding, Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce, and Fish Cakes, as well as dishes to impress, like Mussel Risotto, Duck Legs with Red Cabbage, and Turkey Schnitzel. Frugal cooking does not mean going without, and this lavishly illustrated collection of 500 recipes will show you how to eat fabulous meals within your means. Cooking meals on a budget is all about getting the most out of ingredients, avoiding waste, making more from less, and learning how to get the maximum for your money. This book offers 500 recipes that will help you create delicious, sustaining meals without spending a fortune. Avoiding expensive cuts of meat, rare fish, and exotic imported fruit and vegetables doesn't mean you have to limit variety in your diet. Buying economical cuts of meat and bulking them with beans and vegetables gives great results, while making more of locally grown vegetables, cheap pasta and rice will save you money. This book contains irresistible soups and appetizers, meat, poultry and fish recipes, sides dishes, desserts, cakes and bakes, as well as a chapter on preserves, helping you make the most of seasonal bounty.
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    Student Beans are back! Packed with even more delicious, nourishing and low-cost recipes THE HEALTHY STUDENT COOKBOOK is the bible for students who want to eat well. This time Student Beans have teamed up with the UK's leading high street restaurants, from PizzaExpress to Wahaca, to bring you a bonus chapter on the all-time favourite student-friendly dishes with a healthy twist. There are also exclusive recipes from fitness sensation The Body Coach Joe Wicks who has specially devised the perfect meals for busy, energetic students. Written in the friendly, entertaining way that studentbeans.com is known for, including advice on the basics of cooking, how to save money and trips to the supermarket, this book will help students everywhere have confidence in the kitchen so that eating wholesome, nutritious fare becomes a rewarding and fun part of student life.
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    In this groundbreaking collection of more than 470 wild-food recipes, celebrated New York City forager, cook, and food writer Marie Viljoen shows us how to incorporate readily available wild ingredients into both everyday and special-occasion fare. Working with 36 wild plants, most of them ubiquitous worldwide and many increasingly found in farmers markets, she presents truly delicious options for everything from cocktails and appetizers to entrees, desserts, snacks, bakes, breads, preserves, sauces, syrups, ferments, spices, and salts. Featuring bayberry, mugwort, Japanese knotweed, black locust flowers, honeysuckle, wisteria, spruce tips and more, recipes range from simple preservation techniques and cast-iron-skillet specials to more sophisticated dishes of multilayered flavors a shrimp and avocado aspic with spicebush, or a rolled tomato souffle stuffed with garlic mustard. Forage, Harvest, Feast featuring hundreds of colour photographs as well as cultivation tips for plants commonly found in the wild but easily grown at home is destined to become a standard reference for any cook wanting to transform wildcrafted ingredients into exceptional dishes, spices, and drinks. Eating wild food, Viljoen reminds us, is a radical act of remembering and honoring our shared heritage. Eating invasive edible weeds helps curb their spread. And growing indigenous plants at home preserves wild populations and boosts biodiversity.
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    The Bountiful Kitchen shows how you can develop and transform leftover meals into a variety of separate and delicious dishes. Start with a master recipe based on one main ingredient and then turn the leftovers into interesting new dishes - saving time and money. Cook mouthwatering Roast Chicken with Pancetta and Anchovy Stuffing and then turn the excess into tomorrow's Chicken and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Serve up Tuesday's Chilli and Basil Roasted Aubergine and Cherry Tomatoes as Wednesday's Aubergine Linguine with Pecorino Cream. Organised into four sections: Land, Sea, Garden and Sweet, covering meat, fish and vegetables and finishing off with delectable desserts, Lizzie celebrates the glorious fact that recipes are there for you to twist and change into exciting new dishes. Essential and inspiring reading for the economical, environmentally conscious and experimental cook who wants to make the most out of their food.