Originally bought for my nephew who is off to uni and thought he might find it useful. He will not find it useful (being on a budget and fussy about his food), but I will. The good thing about the recipes is few ingredients and simple instruction- brilliant! Great food ideas for when you want a quick meal, but not sure what you're in the mood for. However, if you do want to stick to the £1.00 budget then you will probably be starving most of the time. Still, I would recommend this book to anyone.