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Thrifty Cook Main Meals: How to cook a month's worth of healthy, hearty meals on a budget
 
 

Thrifty Cook Main Meals: How to cook a month's worth of healthy, hearty meals on a budget [Kindle Edition]

Tessa Patterson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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How to cook a month's worth of healthy and wholesome meals on a budget. The book contains both meat and vegetarian dishes and includes recipes for using up leftovers. Measurements are in imperial, metric and cups. The list of ingredients for each recipe is kept as short as possible and all the recipes have been tried and tested thoroughly. The book explains how to use cheap, quality ingredients and transform them into delicious meals. Cooking terms and ingredient names commonly used in the US are included.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1874 KB
  • Print Length: 52 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BQMF2V8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tessa Patterson has enjoyed cooking since she was a young child. Her mother taught her how to cook from scratch without resorting to ready meals. Over the last few years, food prices have spiralled and due to this Tessa decided to publish some of her thrifty recipes.

She hopes that her books will help everyone to plan their shopping lists and cook low cost, tasty, thrifty meals.

Cooking doesn't have to be expensive. Tessa suggests in her first book, "Main Meals", that buying a modest range of herbs and spices for the store cupboard will transform even the cheapest ingredients into very tasty dishes.

Due to the massive amount of food wasted on a daily basis, many of the recipes make use of leftovers. The second book in the series, "Light Meals & Lunchboxes", includes a number of very quick and easy lunch recipes and a number are made up from leftover food.

Tessa is married with three children and all of her family have eaten her budget meals many times over. Their favourite ones are included in the series.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm really enjoying this cookbook, along with my family! My 15 year old daughter and a friend are learning to cook for their Duke of Edinburgh skill and tried the 'Sausage and Sweet Potato Bake' this weekend for Sunday lunch. They both found the recipe simple to follow, thought the dish looked really pretty to look at with its' bright orange sweet potato, and smelled great cooking - that combination of rosemary and browning onions is superb! They felt successful in their efforts and we all really enjoyed a great lunch. We all had a go scraping the crispy, gooy bits of onion off the edges of the pan.Really tasty and a solid win - win, for one tired Mum.

One of the things I really like about Thrifty Cook Main Meals is the ease of the recipes - they all seem easy to follow using simple ingredients - most of which I've got in my store cupboard! So many recipes today seem to take so long to prepare and call for unusual ingredients that are difficult for me to source. The kids are going for the 'Chunky Veg Casserole' next weekend. Roll on Thrifty cook - I'm in heaven. Can't wait to see what you've got in store for puddings!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recipes that will appeal to all the family 9 April 2013
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Thrifty Cook Main Meals gives good advice about how to plan meals ahead, which is not only time saving but also more economical. The recipes use fresh ingredients that are ideally organic and locally sourced with tips on picking up bargains. The recipes will appeal to all the family and include the tasty and imaginative use of leftovers. This is a really useful book with easy to follow recipes which are healthy and speedy to produce.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No need to spend a fortune or waste food. 29 Mar 2013
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Even for an experienced cook there some good ideas in this book and for someone starting out to feed a family while watching the cost this is an excellent reference.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Waste not. 14 Mar 2013
By gisela
Format:Kindle Edition
In these times of austerity and being aware of the amount of food wasted on a daily basis these recipes will save waste and at the same time help with the food budget.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wondering what to cook? 9 May 2013
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I got this book on my Kindle but am now thinking of a copy for the Kitchen. As someone who is always wondering what to cook for tea this is ideal. I can organise ingredients and plan ahead and not spend a fortune, which is great for families. I like home cooked food and would really recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scrumptious! 21 Mar 2013
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Thanks you SO much for this wonderful, easy to use & scrumptious little helper in my kitchen!
I have to cook both meat and veggie meals most days and this has helped me no end!
Highly recommend all you 'foodies' (and that's all of us, right?) to check this gem out!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cook well for les 20 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I spend a fortune on food and waste a great deal of it . This cook book made me re think my budget .... I can serve great food for far less and my family hasn't! Noticed !!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars cookbook 12 May 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
full of easy nice dishes and easy to follow instruction a must for any cook who entertains a lot yes
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Was ok.
Published 1 month ago by Angel
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
No pictures at all. Feels more like a free magazine than a cook book. Nothing new, very basic, Don't waste your money
Published 2 months ago by Cristina Bugiani
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star Recipe Book
Tessa's recipes have really made me look at the way I shop and use ingredients I buy. Great tips on picking up bargains, saving money, sourcing local produce, using... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Claire G
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book
A really simple easy to follow book. What's great about it is that it doesn't use too many ingredients, so isn't too costly. I'd recommend.
Published 3 months ago by Maddy and Kirsty
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and economical
Very enjoyable easy to use cookery book. Although there are no pictures of the finished recipes, this in no way detracts from the usfulness as a guide.
Published 4 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars thrifty cook meals
this trusted seller gives good value and very prompt service, book is in excellent condition, and great recipes, many thanks
Published 6 months ago by carol
3.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for . . .
Yes, it's true . . . you get what you pay for . . . . I intended to give this book to a new university student (my son's girlfriend) who is not a vegetarian and a young,... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Fay Farrell
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever healthy cooking!
I'm not the domestic Goddess that some of you ladies are! This is a fab book with easy recipes, mouthwatering pictures (always good to have an idea of what it's supposed to look... Read more
Published 16 months ago by J. Littler
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and tasty
We have enjoyed several of the recipes from this collection and I found the book easy to follow and the results very tasty. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Charles Young
5.0 out of 5 stars sooffi
Excellent book. I started using it as soon as I bought it. Sensible easy to follow recipies. No bookshelf should be without it!
Published 17 months ago by sooffi
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