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Some food ideas

Many wholesome and filling meals can be made using local vegetables and inexpensive ingredients if you know the recipes on how to cook them.

If you know of any good filling dishes that can be made simply and low cost please let us know using the email address and we will add them to this page so that others can benefit from your experience.

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Using fresh potatoes

Using fresh fruit

Using pasta

Using pasta sauce

Using rice and sauces

Using soups

Using spaghetti

Using tinned meat

Using tinned fish

Using tinned vegetable

Below is a meal suggestion from Anne.

Corned Beef Hash - make double and freeze some for later.


·        500g potato, peeled and chopped


·        2 tbsp vegetable oil


·        1 onion, roughly chopped


·        340g can corned beef, cut into cubes




1.     Put the potatoes in a pan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Cook for about 6-7 mins, then drain.

2.     Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the onion for 3-4 mins over a medium heat. Add the potatoes and corned beef, and push down with a spatula to crisp up, cooking for about 5 mins. Turn the mixture over, trying not to break up the meat and potatoes too much. Cook for another 5 mins, pushing down to crisp the base again. Season a little, then serve with vegetables if you like.  (From BBC Good Food).

Below a suggestion from Dorothy

Tuna Mayo

Drain a tin of Tuna and put in a dish.

Chop an onion finely and add to the Tuna with a large table spoon full or two of mayonnaise. (Or any other sauce) .


Boil pasta until soft, usually about 12 minutes and add to Tuna. Mix altogether. Add salt if required.

Jacket potato

If you have a conventional oven or a microwave oven it is a simple meal to cook which is very tasty and very filling.

A cooked jacket potato with a bit of butter / spread and a spoonful of beans or spaghetti or maybe a slice of corned beef will make you a good wholesome meal.

As an alternative you could use some fish either tuna or mackerel or cheese.

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