Author: Jack Monroe

Avgolemono Soup, 22p

Avgolemono is the soup of my childhood – my first memory is of being at my Aunty Helen’s house in Plymouth in the summer holidays, tucking into bowls of this soup after the long drive there. My father made Avgolemono Soup at home, as did my mother, and we often had a pot of it sitting on the back of the stove. For years I asked for the recipe and they would always smile and tell me that it was a secret. They will read this and shake their heads, as this is probably not their recipe, but it...

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Cooking On A Bootstrap: £6.99

Dear readers! For a limited time only, Cooking On A Bootstrap is just £6.99 and available here – I don’t know how long this offer is going to last so please do take advantage of it, and thankyou for your support. ☺️ This site is free to those who need it, and always will be, but it does of course incur costs to run and keep it running. If you use it and benefit, enjoy it, and would like to keep it going, please consider popping something in the tip jar, and thankyou. All text copyright Jack...

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Toad In The Hole, 18p

A comforting classic that can be made easily with vegetarian sausages, if you like. My Small Boy loves this for his dinner, and so did I when I was his age! And now he makes it himself 🙂 Serves 4-6 from 18p each. (This post is not sponsored; I may earn a small commission if you click the links and purchase any products.) 25g butter or 2 tbsp cooking oil, 3p (£1.10/1l) 400g sausages, 70p (£1.19/681g) 100g plain flour, 3p (45p/1.5kg) pinch of salt, <1p 1 egg, 15p (89p/6 free range) 300ml milk, 17p (55p/1l) First grab a roasting...

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Cooking On A Bootstrap – Now SIX POUNDS!

‘Cooking On A Bootstrap’ is now on offer for £6, down from yesterday’s £6.99, and two-thirds off the RRP of £15.99! Which is even more of a bargain! Not sure how long this offer lasts – I don’t make the rules – so snap it up before it goes back up again! Get it here! Thanks!...

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90’s Special Peanut & Cheese Loaf, 18p

This loaf was inspired by one in The Dairy Book Of Home Cookery, one of the only cookbooks I can remember my parents having when I lived at home. A meaty tome of 1000 simple recipes, I would flick through it for inspiration for my Home Economics lessons as a teenager. It has no recipe introductions and very scant instructions, but it is a comprehensive cookery course to rival any other. Some of the recipes I feel are best left back in the 1990s, like the banana and stilton sandwiches, but some of them stand the test of time as cornerstones and classics. I have tweaked the original recipe slightly here. Serves 6 from 18p each. This post is not sponsored; I provide links to the ingredients that I use so you can see how I calculate my recipe costs, and I may earn a small commission if you click the links or purchase any ingredients. All prices correct at the time of printing and are subject to change. 75g peanuts, 18p (48p/200g) 75g mushrooms, 17p (86p/380g) 130g/4 slices fresh bread, 7p (36p/loaf) 1 onion, 6p (54p/1kg) 2 large carrots, 10p (43p/1kg) 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs, 5p (70p/14g) 75g cheese – regular or vegan, from 42p (£2.60/460g) 1 tsp cooking oil, 1p For best results for this recipe, you will need a food processor or small bullet blender,...

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