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Can you feed quality food

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Ivykaty44 Sat 01-Aug-09 16:01:20

on a budget or do you have to forgo quality food to buy cheaply?

If I want to cook everything from scratch, (bar pasta) can this be done without breaking the bank?

Plus have you got some interesting easy recipes for me that will give me quality food without spending a fortunte - we like everything bar mushrooms and leeks

MrsBadger Sat 01-Aug-09 16:17:38

depends what you mean by 'quality'

if you mean unprocessed, no crap, no junk then yes, so long as you have the time to shop around and cook from scratch

if you mean biodynamic organic everything and hand-pressed olive oil you may have a tougher time

if you want to be ethical about meat you will find you can afford much less but you needn't go without (iyswim)

sarah293 Sat 01-Aug-09 16:37:46

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blithedance Sat 01-Aug-09 16:53:04

You could do quality but it might be boring.

Potatoes, cabbage and carrots are cheaper than baby corn, asparagus and mangoes.

Quality meat (rightly) is expensive so you'd probably want to cut that down.

You want to have a look at this book. It's very good and has all the basics including home made burgers, chicken nuggets etc.

Overmydeadbody Mon 03-Aug-09 07:49:09

Yes of course you can.

Quality food is not always reflected in the price, prices are more a product of demand than quality.

Lots of cheaper alternatives are still good quality, especially if we're talking about basic ingredients rather than highly processed ready-made stuff.

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