I have had many people – friends, family, Facebook-friends, etc – ask me for the recipes I use to feed my family.

As a single parent for the last nearly 10 years, I have had to discover, develop, and devise recipes that are family-friendly, delicious, nutritious, and easy on the budget. ¬†And I am a big believer that just because you are on a budget, doesn’t mean that you aren’t allowed treats!

A few of my ingredients are more expensive if you look at the price of them as *one* meal, eg Pataks Curry Paste (not the simmer sauce), but often these will do several meals so work out quite economically.

I have also included a sample fortnights worth of meal planning (incl recipes) and a shopping list for these, just in case you need a hand in getting started.

I hope that you enjoy making and eating these as much as my family and I do, and that they will become favourites in your family too.