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Saving for a holiday? Waiting for pay day? Burdened with the type of personality that just can't face overspending? Add these recipes to your repertoire and watch your grocery bill plummet.

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Roast pumpkin and red onion with white bean and feta toast

Roast pumpkin and red onion with white bean and feta toast

Pumpkin and red onion are a match made in heaven. Add in white beans, feta, rocket, and balsamic and you've got a classic savoury combination that just never gets old. The greatest thing about this meal is the lack of knifework. Baking whole pumpkin slices with the skin on and halving the onions rather than dicing them makes this meal about as hassle-free as it gets. More

No-cook Mediterranean chickpea salad

No-cook Mediterranean chickpea salad

Here on a small island off the coast of Brazil with no real supermarkets, it seemed possibly a little ambitious to make a meal for ourselves. But the ingredients of this salad are simple enough, and substitutable enough, to make it possible. And it doesn't even require cooking! More

White bean and za'atar soup with toasted sesame seeds

White bean and za'atar soup with toasted sesame seeds

This easy, hearty soup is a perfect winter warmer. I love the za'atar flavours of sumac, thyme, and sesame seeds, and cannelini beans are the perfect blank canvas to serve them with. And really, who doesn't love anything involving Turkish bread? More

Gnocchi with red wine, lentil and olive sauce

Gnocchi with red wine, lentil and olive sauce

The rich flavours of red wine, kalamata olives and tomatoes meld beautifully in this zesty, hearty sauce. And with only two ingredients requiring any kind of prep, it's a relaxed cooking experience! More

Mexican chilli mac and cheese

Mexican chilli mac and cheese

This super-quick, delicious meal is big on bold Mexican flavours with plenty of protein coming from the beans, but still retains the comfort and familiarity of that old favourite, mac and cheese! More

Pasta with lentil bolognese

Pasta with lentil bolognese

This may just be the most versatile vegetarian pasta meal there is. Lentils, carrot and tomatoes form the basis of this hearty sauce that opens itself up to whatever ingredients take your fancy, from fresh herbs and lemon juice to sundried tomato pesto and red wine. Make it once and you're bound to end up having it on high rotation! More