Delia's frugal food

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Sispaddy

Delia's frugal food

Hello everybody!
I'm new to this community... I am a working mother of two with a passion for cooking!
I have received the book on the title as a gift. But I cannot seem to warm to it...maybe the cover is putting me off a little...
Can someone suggest me what to start with?
I'm sure is fool of great recipes... but I miss the pictures!
Please help!
Thank you,
Sispaddy

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JAMES

Delias Frugal Food.

Yes, I am with you on this one. I just cannot get into the book for some reason. Nothing in there I fancy, and that cover is appauling!!!

XXX

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Biggles !

Frugal Food

Got an earlier version and I'm cooking Chicken and Chick Peas and Spiced Chicken with lentils on an almost weekly basis at the moment and the salmon fishcakes (but I don't use tinned salmon and don't use the egg, otherwise it is Delia's recipe) also enjoy the steak and onions in Guinness. Simples :0)

On a healthy eating campaign at the moment and these are fitting the bill nicely. Will be trying the Spiced Chickpea Cutlets very soon.

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

Frugal Food

I still (just, it is falling to bits) have my old paperback priced 70p publishd 1976. I still turn to it now and again. I must admit a lot of it is really dated now, and far better recipes exist - I was surprised that D did not update it at all (as far as I know) - but a lot of it is real comfort food. I'm just riffling thru it now.
TOMATO & ANCHOVY QUICHE - very good. I use more garlic, basil & black olives, 2 tins chopped tomatoes,4 eggs and shortcrust to make a 10" flan (I've noted "can get away without baking blind).
Following are also good, I think:
Braised Pork with Prunes
Prok Rissoles with Apple Sauce
Prk Chops Boulangere
Beef in Cider
Steak & Onions in Guinness
Braised Stuffed Hearts
Bangers in Cider
Poor Man's Cassoulet (using tinned
cannelline beans) - in fact all the sausage recipes are nice
Boston Baked Beans
White Bean & Salami Salad (tin beans!)
I wouldn't buy this book now. I think there are far more interesting budget recipes around - but do try some of the above and see what you think. Own variations allowed of course !!!

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

frugal food

I always write comments and amendments etc. in my cooklbooks as I consider them working reference books.
By the Spiced Chickpea Cutlets which I ticked as making,many years ago,there appears:- ?!
Make of that what you will!

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Biggles !

frugal food

"I always write comments and amendments etc. in my cooklbooks as I consider them working reference books.
By the Spiced Chickpea Cutlets which I ticked as making,many years ago,there appears:- ?!
Make of that what you will!"

Definately have to try these now but I suspect I'll still prefer the Chickpea, Chile and Coriander Cakes which are not in FF.

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

spiced chickpea cutlets

Biggles I think my ?! meant "don't bother again"!

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Biggles !

frugal food

Hmmm, that is what I thought CQ perhaps I'll stick with the recipe I know and like.

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Sispaddy

Delia's frugal food

Thank you for the suggestions!
I'll soon have a go!
xxx
Sispaddy

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JAMES

Delias Frugal Food.

I must dig it out and have a proper look through then. I don't think I've touched it since I bought it and it does not occur to me now to get it off the shelf.

X

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Southwinds

Delia Frugal Food

How stange I brought this book today.. for £4.95... but I do agree the lack of photos makes it less appealing. But there are some intresting recipes in there. I wouldnt pay the full price for it though .

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oscarthegrouch

Frugal Food

The recipes we have enjoyed from the book are:
Sausages in Chili Sauce
Devilled Chicken Drumsticks
Chicken & Chickpeas
Southern Fried Chicken
Ground Beef Curry
Spiced Chicken Pilau

Hope you enjoy the book, the only beef I had with it was that the section on freezing is well out of date.

 
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