This title features easy-to-cook and delicious dishes for all the family, offering fabulous recipes that make the most of a thrifty food budget. It offers an incredible selection of recipes designed to make the most of your weekly food budget. It presents economical ingredients, used in frugal ways, to create meals that are nutritious, easy to cook and full of taste. Every type of dish is covered, with chapters on first and main courses, side dishes, desserts, cakes and preserves. It includes quick suppers, such as Chilli con Carne, Cheese Pudding, Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce, and Fish Cakes, as well as dishes to impress, like Mussel Risotto, Duck Legs with Red Cabbage, and Turkey Schnitzel. Frugal cooking does not mean going without, and this lavishly illustrated collection of 500 recipes will show you how to eat fabulous meals within your means. Cooking meals on a budget is all about getting the most out of ingredients, avoiding waste, making more from less, and learning how to get the maximum for your money. This book offers 500 recipes that will help you create delicious, sustaining meals without spending a fortune. Avoiding expensive cuts of meat, rare fish, and exotic imported fruit and vegetables doesn't mean you have to limit variety in your diet. Buying economical cuts of meat and bulking them with beans and vegetables gives great results, while making more of locally grown vegetables, cheap pasta and rice will save you money. This book contains irresistible soups and appetizers, meat, poultry and fish recipes, sides dishes, desserts, cakes and bakes, as well as a chapter on preserves, helping you make the most of seasonal bounty.