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Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Want a recipe for easy homemade tomato sauce for pasta? In this blog post, we have a full recipe guide to make a huge pot of all-purpose marinara sauce with very little effort, so read on! One of my first ever batch preps when I started living on a serious budget was marinara sauce. I made a pot of tomatoey goodness to cling to pasta, thicken soups, lather on some… Read More »Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce for Pasta

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Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken Curry

Slow cooker Chinese chicken curry is my new favourite fakeaway. Tender, slow cooked chicken, cooked low and slow for hours in homemade curry paste, served in a nest of egg fried rice. I am converted to swapping my usual takeaway for this easy recipe. It’s officially slow cooker weather and mine is on non-stop! I’ve been experimenting a lot with different recipes, from cooking to baking, and one of my… Read More »Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken Curry

Chinese Curry Paste Recipe

Create your ultimate fakeaway at home with this easy Chinese Curry Paste recipe. One of my all-time favourite comfort food is a Chinese takeaway. So it was a no-brainer to try to recreate some takeaway dishes at home. I mastered homemade budget stir-fries and sauteed noodles while paying off debt. But I perceived from-scratch curry paste as too much work. I didn’t know the process, but it seemed like a… Read More »Chinese Curry Paste Recipe

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Easy Lasagne Recipe: £0.96 per Serving

This easy recipe details how to make lasagne step-by-step, to fill your freezer with the best lasagne you’ll ever eat! Lasagne is the perfect dish to batch cook When I started my mission to cut my grocery spends in half, I became obsessed with batch cooking. Very quickly, I learned how to whip up several meals at once, saving lots of money, time and energy. Before learning how to make… Read More »Easy Lasagne Recipe: £0.96 per Serving

My Budget Version of Pulled Pork: £1 per Portion

Pulled pork is one of my all time favourite treat meals. I’ve been making it for a few years now and I’m always surprised at how expensive the ready made versions are. Made at home, pulled pork is already the perfect budget meal. Even though this is a budget version of pulled pork, it’s as good as any ready made equivalent. The key to making amazing pulled pork is cooking… Read More »My Budget Version of Pulled Pork: £1 per Portion

Homemade Budget Pizza Dough – £0.13 per Portion

Pizza is life. So when we started tackling our debt, we kicked our weekly £25 takeaway pizza habit in favour of homemade pizza. When I first made pizza, I found the thought of making homemade pizza dough daunting. So I opted for a box of pizza dough mix that I just needed to add water to. It was cheap, maybe £1.50 per box for 2 large pizzas. But then people… Read More »Homemade Budget Pizza Dough – £0.13 per Portion

Budget Friendly Chicken & Bacon Pie: £1.27 per Portion

Pie is one of my all-time favourite comfort food dinners. In my opinion, there are two problems with supermarket ready made pies. They can be really expensive, and pretty unhealthy. Before tackling my debt, I had it in my head that making a pie was a massive ordeal, faffing about with homemade pastry and slow-cooking fillings for hours, and this is all before even baking the actual pie. When I… Read More »Budget Friendly Chicken & Bacon Pie: £1.27 per Portion