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YOU Best Recipes: Budget - - Inside -

AS A FARM girl from the Boland, a tasty char­grilled lamb chop, juicy, prime beef steaks and fresh fish braaied over the coals were of­ten on the menu at my par­ents’ house. But when the big city lights beck­oned and I started stock­ing my fridge on my own bud­get, I had to learn to cut back. I had to think care­fully be­fore spend­ing a rand and tried to use af­ford­able ingredients to create ver­sions of my favourite fam­ily dishes. The lamb chops were re­placed by pork chops, the thick steaks by more af­ford­able but just as tasty cuts and I dis­cov­ered you could do a lot with a can of tuna. I had to be smart and it has helped me to eat well while keep­ing my bud­get in check. Many of us are of­ten look­ing for ways to cut back but we still want to eat good, flavour­some food. This magazine has great bud­get­friendly recipes – we show you how to pre­pare de­li­cious dishes that will feed a fam­ily of four without spend­ing a for­tune. Try our beef in a roast­ing bag ( pg 8) and pump­kin soup with corn frit­ters ( pg 81) or get cre­ative and serve up baby mar­row piz­zas ( pg 88). We have also in­cluded bud­get tips with some of the recipes to help you ssave even more. We’d love to hear from you, email any com­ments to recipes@ you. co. za. Happy cook­ing – and sav­ing!

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