Contrary to popular belief, pork is actually one of the leanest meats you can buy and it's endlessly versatile too, from chops to casseroles, kebabs to pates, not forgetting sausages...
This is a classic combination in France, where both sausages and lentils are used extensively in regional country cooking. Use good-quality sausages and the very best - Puy - lentils for a hearty wintry supper.
Cassoulet is made with all sorts of lovely French ingredients, but for a more economical version, this poor man's cassoulet is just the thing. Make sure you use good-quality meaty sausages.
Delia's recipe can easily be adapted for pork, lamb, duck and beef
You've heard of spaghetti carbonara - well, here's an unusual twist on that Italian classic. All you need is five ready-made ingredients for a supper that has plenty of wow factor!
All you need is crusty bread to mop up the juices in this superb summery salad that has more than a hint of Italy about it.
Steamed asparagus is wrapped with cheese and ham to produce the most wonderful light meal or starter - a great way to enjoy the short asparagus season in May and June.
New potatoes sauteed with bacon, onion and garlic - yum! Delia suggests serving this low-cost recipe with fried eggs for a suppertime treat!
There really is no need to buy burgers when it's this easy to make your own: Delia rustles up a authentic version of this American classic, which will go down well with adults and children alike.
A bit like a British version of tortilla, this filling omelette is made with potatoes and bacon as well as eggs, offering a nutritious option for a cheap lunch or supper.
Split peas and bacon make this a hearty, appetising and filling soup for a winter's day. Incidentally it's so-named after the 'peasouper' fogs that embroiled London in earlier times.
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