This book offers 500 recipes that will help you create appetizing, sustaining meals without spending a fortune. Buying economical cuts of meat and bulking them with pulses and vegetables gives delicious results, while making more of locally grown vegetables and cheap pasta and rice dishes will save you money. The book offers every kind of dish, from soups and appetizers to meat, poultry and fish recipes, as well as side dishes, desserts, cakes and bakes. A chapter on preserves helps you to make the most of seasonal bounty and food from the hedgerow. This volume is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to eat well while staying on budget. Frugal cooking does not mean going without, and this collection of 500 recipes will show you how to eat a wonderfully varied diet that is well within your means. A selection of everyday recipes designed to make the most of your weekly food budget, with chapters on first and main courses, side dishes, desserts, cakes, bakes and preserves. Includes quick suppers such as Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce; dishes to impress such as Duck Legs with Red Cabbage; and tempting desserts such as Blackberry Charlotte.