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I actually enjoy cooking. I find it relaxing and de-stressing after a hard day at work and I enjoy adapting recipes to my own tastes. I like nothing better than to open a bottle of wine and sip it as I create. In the past I have led a strange eating lifestyle. I decided to turn vegetarian ... Read review

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Community Level 5JohnGroom

JohnGroom

Three Quick And Easy To Make Budget Meals Review with images

AdvantagesGreat if you enjoy cooking!

DisadvantagesNone that I can think of except ...you may not enjoy cooking!

"I actually enjoy cooking. I find it relaxing and de-stressing after a hard day at work and I enjoy adapting recipes to my own tastes. I like nothing better than to open a bottle of wine and sip it as I create. In the past I have led a strange eating lifestyle. I decided to turn vegetarian in my teenage years (whilst travelling with rock bands…you wouldn't believe the stick I got!) then turned back to gradually introducing meat into my diet. After ..." Read review
24.02.2006

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Mary's Mexican Chicken - followed by soup... Review with images

AdvantagesSimple recipe, and tastes fantastic

DisadvantagesThe chicken spat its fat all over me

"...decided to put it in Budget recipes since chicken is pretty cheap! I'm sure that one or two people will decide to give me a 'somewhat helpful' rating as a result, but such is life! === Introduction === On Saturday night we were meant to be having friends over for dinner, and I'd chosen some fancy chicken dish from my Gordon Ramsay book. However, on Saturday morning our friend (who was out with hubby) phoned to say that the plan had changed ..." Read review
27.04.2008

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Community Level 5kamallan

kamallan

COBBLERS, the savoury mince sort...

AdvantagesUnder a fiver

DisadvantagesTakes longer to prepare i you aren't used to cooking

"...have classed this as a budget recipe as I usually have most of the ingredients and I am sure that when you read them, you will agree that they usually hang around your cupboards as well. The biggest expense is mince which is a very cheap meat and I tend to pay about £2 for mine. Savoury Mince Beef Cobbler ─────────────────── Preparation ..." Read review
19.11.2006

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Vegetarian meals on a tight budget

AdvantagesFeed a family for less than £2.50

DisadvantagesFussier meateaters might object to no meat?

"I make these low-cost vegetarian meals quite often as they're extremely cheap and I've got most of the ingredients ready in the cupboard. As you can probably tell, I've not been near any kitchen scales for a while!) Lentil Crumble about 10 minutes prep, about 15-20 minutes cooking --------------------------------- Red Lentils (up to you how many you use... I normally use about 2/3 of a coffee mug full) Lemon Juice (can use the one in ..." Read review
11.07.2007

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Community Level 7Maximus-Qu...

Maximus-Qualitus

Potato Cakes - Healthy and cheap.

AdvantagesVery Healthy.

DisadvantagesNone

"Potato Cakes on a bed of Spinach. The potato cakes make you feel full whilst being a low calorie and healthy meal. Serves 2 Ready in 20 Minutes Ingredients. ~~~~~~~ 300g of potatoes Half tbsp of Dijon mustard 10g of butter 125g of streaky bacon or pancetta Bag of spinach 1tbsp of olive oil Boil the potatoes as you normally would in slightly salted water. When cooked, drain thoroughly and then return to the pan. (To get out as ..." Read review
08.06.2008

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