'Budget meals are about being clever, organised and imaginative; the more variety you bring to the table, the less obvious it will be that you're cooking with economy in mind.'
Jacki Passmore has created 200 delicious recipes for simple breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts. Along with hints and tips on how to trim the fat from your weekly food bill, she shows you how to cook fragrant and spicy meals with only a few ingredients, make snacks without sacrificing freshness and flavour, and turn one roast chicken into three small meals and a soup.
The thrifty cook knows how to:
-manage pantry and freezer shopping economically
-use budget cuts of meat and poultry
-turn leftovers into lunch for home, school or the office
-shop seasonally and save
-create essentials such as sauces, stocks and condiments