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How to Feed Your Whole Family a Healthy Balanced Diet: With Very Little Money and Hardly Any Time, Even If You Have a Tiny Kitchen, Only Three Saucepans (one with an Ill-fitting Lid) and No Fancy Gadgets - Unless You Count the Garlic Crusher...

How to Feed Your Whole Family a Healthy Balanced Diet: With Very Little Money and Hardly Any Time, Even If You Have a Tiny Kitchen, Only Three Saucepans (one with an Ill-fitting Lid) and No Fancy Gadgets - Unless You Count the Garlic Crusher...

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By (author) Gill Holcombe

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  • Publisher: Spring Hill
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 212mm x 24mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1905862156
  • ISBN 13: 9781905862153
  • Illustrations note: (incl. VAT)
  • Sales rank: 26,001

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This book provides simple, wholesome and nutritious recipes for family meals; quick lunches, tasty puddings and cakes - and you don't have to spend hours slaving over a hot stove, or spend a fortune at the supermarket.There are menu plans, recipes, shortcuts and dozens of ideas for every meal, together with tried and tested tips to help you save your valuable time and money.

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Gill Holcombe is passionate about feeding her kids good food. She grew up before the culture of convenience food took hold - and knows how to cook. Having brought up three children on her own for over ten years, she says the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and has three fit, healthy teenagers with loads of energy - and no fillings in their teeth.

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'Buy this, bye stress with this fantastic cookbook, full of simple and nutritious recipes for family meals - ideal for those with a busy lifestyle.' Prima. 'The author is a total expert at creating delicious food from very meagre shopping lists. Her tips and brilliant, simple recipes have been compiled into this great little book. Everyone can learn from this book - it's brilliant resource, especially if you are trying to stick to a budget or are still finding your feet in the kitchen.' easylivingmagazine.co.uk. 'It is an EXCELLENT book and I have recommended it to several of my friends.' Fiona W. 'My daughter made the Tuna Pasta Bake from the Feed your whole family book in cookery this week and got 10 out of 10 and 2 merits for it.' Caroline P. 'A brilliant little volume in which the hearty, honest, family friendly recipes are delicious, and she means it about 'very little money' - the weekly meal planners at the back of the book include shopping lists with costings (for 2007) and average out at about GBP30 a week for a family of four (and she only uses organic meat. QED).' The Sunday Times, Style Magazine. Reviewer India Knight, author of The Thrift Book. 'Reveals the secrets of cooking on a budget.' Daily Express. '- packed with labour-and money-saving tips, and is a great buy for any busy mother - you can make a nutritious meal, she says, in the time it takes to dial up and wait for a pizza.' BBC Good Food Magazine: Books for Thrifty Cooks.'Plenty of do-able recipes - all a huge success!'Essentials Magazine.'A handy little book full of easy ideas for family meals - straightforward, sustaining everyday food, quickly made with fresh ingredients, that will have your kids coming back for more. It's really useful and very definitely family-friendly.'www.healthy-eating-made-easy.com. 'Packed with great ideas for cost-conscious meals, packed lunches and extras like flapjacks and toffee apples. There's also some great advice on menu planning, with five weeks' worth of ideas that mean you won't have to cook the same meal twice during that time.'Easy Cook Magazine. 'An indispensable guide for last-minute and everyday cooking - no kitchen should be without one.'Four Shires. 'I think its a great buy.' Uxbridge Gazette. 'One of the publishing sensations of 2009.' The Independent. 'Genuinely useful for those on a tight budget.' The Observer. 'Full of practical tips and easy recipes to tempt both parents and children.' www.riskcollective.com. 'If you want to save on your weekly shop and still enjoy eating great food this is the book for you. Her recipes are easy and the ingredients are cheap. Gill's recipes are simple and straightforward but they all sound delicious and tempting. Check this book out - it could be a lifesaver.' www.cottagesmallholder.com.

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Wake up to breakfast; 2. Little gems and tough cookies; 3. Make dinnfer, not excuses; 4. Quick fixes; 5. The joy of soup; 6. Join the pudding club; 7. Can't cook? don't cook!; 8. Let them eat cake; 9. Not only but also; 10. Weekly menu planning.