On a budget recipes

You don't have to be a big spender to dish up fantastic meals every day of the week. Marinating and slow cooking can turn cheaper cuts of meat in meltingly tender stews, and using leftover veg or meat as the basis of next day's soup and stir fries saves on food and fuel bills.

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Quick and tasty classic breaded fish and chips at home!
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Porridge with fruit and nuts
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The sweet fruit and nuts makes this basic breakfast something special
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Thai-style meatballs in a noodle and vegetable broth
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This great value dish is bursting with flavour
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Indian-spiced carrot salad
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Tasty spiced-carrot salad with sultanas and sesame seeeds
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  • 20 mins, plus soaking
  • 220 calories
Summer veg tart
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Embrace the warmer months with a summer veg tart that will brighten up any plate
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  • 55 mins
  • 406 calories
Courgette, basil and ricotta tart with pine nut
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This fresh, rustic tart will be a tasty addition to any summer table and is another way to enjoy some of the season's best produce
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Tuna fishcakes with salsa verde
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Make these fab fishcakes if you want a quick and tasty family meal.
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Sweet potato falafel with tomato couscous
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This Middle-Eastern sweet potato falafel dish is a new twist on an old favourite, making it both healthier and sweeter
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