Food shopping and cooking can be an expensive business, whether you’re feeding the whole family, your housemates or even just yourself.
But it doesn’t have to be like that anymore thanks to one chef’s revolutionary new approach. If you’re a keen cook on a tight budget, listen up.
Chef Miguel Barclay has created his own style of cooking, featuring “simple ingredients, straightforward recipes and mouthwatering meals”.
Straightforward and mouthwatering sounds good to us, but the best thing about it? All of the dishes come in at just one shiny pound each – or even less – meaning a family of four could feast on tasty meals all week for only £28.
The theory behind the cost-cutting is simple enough: simply sourcing ingredients from a range of supermarkets, rather that just one, and buying what you need in bulk and freezing key ingredients for a later date.
Ergo, the more you plan, the easier and cheaper meals become.
Barclay rose to fame on Instagram , where he regularly posts videos and photos of his budget dishes and boasts more than 154,000 followers.
One of his tastiest dishes is his goan cauliflower curry , which is so simply to take on, as you can see:
You wouldn’t expect it, but this dish actually has no cream in it. By using just flour and milk, you can create an amazingly rich and creamy curry sauce to go with the rest of the ingredients:
- ½tsp olive oil
- ¼ cauliflower, cut into florets
- ¼ white onion, sliced
- 1tsp curry powder
- 1tsp turmeric
- 1tsp plain flour
- Ground black pepper
- 200ml semi-skimmed milk
- 30g spinach
Putting it all together is a doddle in just four simple steps:
- Heat the olive oil over a medium heat then fry the cauliflower for approximately 3mins. Add the onion, curry powder, turmeric and flour. Season with pepper then fry for a couple more minutes until the onion is soft.
- Add the milk, stir to create a sauce, then simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- One minute before serving, add the spinach and stir it into the sauce, allowing it to wilt slightly.
- Serve in a shallow bowl and enjoy
There’s lots more to get tucked into on the Asda Good Living website, including 13 meals you can make for £1 , so be sure to check it out.
Dinner time just got fun again.