At this time of year, thoughts begin to turn to gifts for friends and family. Many people like to make a hamper, and many including me, love to receive one!
If you are on a tight budget, Christmas food can be very difficult, causing stress, and maybe even debt too. No need to get into debt, when with a bit of extra planning, you can enjoy a delicious vegetarian Christmas festive meal, without spending a fortune. If you don’t know where to start, or would like a few vegetarian christmas recipe ideas, have a look at this detailed, 2 person, 7 day Christmas dinner menu for the entire Christmas week.
If you are on a tight budget, Christmas food can be very difficult, causing stress, and maybe even debt too. Happily, no need to get into debt, when with a bit of extra planning, you can enjoy a delicious festive meal, without spending a fortune.
November and December can easily be spent in an absolute frenzy of spending with hundreds and hundreds of £’s being put on a credit card. But who says you have to do any of it if you don’t want to. There are many ways to keep Christmas affordable
Bread is one of the most wasted food items. The simplest way to avoid waste is to keep your bread in the freezer. Slice it first if necessary. Then just take out what you want , when you want it. That way, you won’t ever have any stale bread.
Home made ice cream for a baking hot day, no machinery required, simply stir and freeze
Packing school lunches or adult packed lunches is bad enough. If you’re also trying to minimise the cost the whole thing becomes a massive pain
This spicy carrot and lentil soup uses chicken stock made when processing a roast chicken carcass. The stock brings a great deal of flavour to the soup.
This recipe is from a series showing how 1 medium chicken can be used to make 7 different frugal chicken recipes and feed your family for a week!
Chicken pizza, with onions and peppers – one of a series of recipes to make one chicken last a family a whole week
A delicious tart made with chicken, onion and sweetcorn. Part of a series to see how many many portions I could get from 1 chicken
Chicken and vegetable risotto made from leftover roasted chicken, red pepper, and pak choi. Made without wine