Creating smart, tasty meals on a budget may seem difficult, but this invaluable book reveals that with just a little planning and knowledge you too can make a sumptuous two-course meal for less than the price of a store-bought sandwich.
An expert introduction explains the basic principles behind cooking on a budget, with advice and guidance on shopping, preparation and storecupboard staples. Step-by-step techniques reveal easy ways of adding flavour and boosting simple ingredients and sample menus show how dishes can be combined to create a feast for every occasion.
There then follows more than 55 mouthwatering step-by-step recipes, ranging from sensational soups, appetizers, salads and side dishes to pasta, beans and grains, fish and shellfish, meat, poultry and delectable desserts. Choose from classic favourites, such as Cod and Bean Stew and Autumn Pudding, or why not try something more unusual, like Indian Mee Goreng, North African Lamb or Gado Gado Salad?
Packed with handy hints and tips and illustrated with more than 280 glorious colour photos, this book reveals just how easy it can be to create delicious, balanced meals on a budget, whatever your skill level.