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A Girl Called Jack : 100 Delicious Budget Recipes

By (author) Jack Monroe

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100 easy and delicious meals on a tight budget with Jack Monroe's A Girl Called Jack. Jack is a cash-strapped single mum living in Southend. When she found herself with a shopping budget of just GBP10 a week to feed herself and her young son, she addressed the situation with immense resourcefulness, creativity and by embracing her local supermarket's 'basics' range. She created recipe after recipe of delicious, simple and upbeat meals that were outrageously cheap. Learn with Jack Monroe's A Girl Called Jack how to save money on your weekly shop whilst being less wasteful and creating inexpensive, tasty food. Recipes include Vegetable Masala Curry for 30p a portion, Pasta alla Genovese for 19p a portion, Fig, Rosemary and Lemon Bread for 26p and a Jam Sponge reminiscent of school days for 23p a portion. "Sassy, political, and cooking amazing food on GBP10 a week. We need more like her". (Xanthe Clay, The Telegraph). Jack Monroe is a 24-year-old single mother and local newspaper reporter. Finding herself with a food budget of just GBP10 a week, she began to create nutritious recipes to feed herself and her son. Giving the recipes out to a local food bank, to help others in her situation, she then began to publish them online on her blog, A Girl Called Jack, which now has thousands of followers. Jack was awarded the 2013 Fortnum and Mason Judges' Choice Award for the impact that her blog has had. She lives in Essex with her son.

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 18mm | 679.99g
  • 27 Feb 2014
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 0718178947
  • 9780718178949
  • 5,899

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Jack was awarded the 2013 Fortnum and Mason Judges' Choice Award for the impact that her blog, A Girl Called Jack, has had. She is now a well-known campaigner against hunger and poverty in the UK, weekly recipe columnist for the Guardian, and winner of Women of the Year 2014.

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A terrific resource for anyone trying to cook nutritious and tasty food on a tight budget Sunday Times A plain-speaking, practical austerity cookery guide - healthy, tasty and varied. -- Patrick Butler The Guardian Prepare to feel very inspired, and very hungry. Look A powerful new voice in British food Observer 100 tasty, cheap-as-chips - but much healthier - recipes Good Housekeeping Sassy, political, and cooking amazing food on GBP10 a week. We need more like her. -- Xanthe Clay The Telegraph Packed with inexpensive, delicious ideas to feed a family for less Woman and Home

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Don't judge the book by the cover

First look at the cover was unimpressive. But once I turned the pages...I was very impressed! I fell in love with this simple yet delicious recipes. It doesn't use a lot of heavy cream, but instead it used a lot of yogurt, which is delicious. Pastas, cakes, cookies, soup, poultry, meat and many more. Various dessert and main course option with easy to get ingredients. Buy this book. You won't be disappointed.show more
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