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    • Gigervamp
    • By Gigervamp 4th Apr 17, 10:18 PM
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    Save Money Good Food ITV
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    Save Money Good Food ITV 4th Apr 17 at 10:18 PM
    Did anyone see this tonight?

    It was an almost carbon copy of BBC's Eat Well For Less. Get a family who have no idea what they're spending on the weekly shop and show them how to be smarter with their buying choices, stop throwing away food, and how to cook meals for under a fiver.

    They did an Indian "feast", dhal, chapattis, pork curry, spiced roasted cauliflower and rice, which they reckoned cost £5.

    I'd like to see the costings, because I don't believe that came in at £5.
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    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 11th May 17, 5:47 PM
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    Thanks for the link; I've copied one or two of these into my recipe book already.

    I like chicken ,but don't think I could eat it every night
    Originally posted by JackieO
    Me neither! And DH - who's not a fussy fella - would have a dicky fit!

    Rather more disturbingly, I thought the parents looked like siblings
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    I wonder if it's the "like attracts like" syndrome?

    This forum makes a good companion to the Love Food Hate Waste one that underlines a lot of what Matt says about using up what you already have before spending more money and also learning to use up LOs.
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    • bargainhunterss
    • By bargainhunterss 16th May 17, 8:16 PM
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    I watched a bit on catch-up tv and £268 per week for them all seemed a lot of cash.My DD had four lads at home (although one is away at Uni at the moment)and they all have healthy appetites but she has never spent that sort of money per week ,even when all five of her children lived at home.But then she doesn't do ready meals either Her lads all have a cooked meal every night even though both her and her OH work full time. She always says its down to organisation and the menu's are up on the freezer every week with what they are eating for dinner that night.
    I like chicken ,but don't think I could eat it every night
    Originally posted by JackieO
    Just caught up with this episode. Is it just me or was there no beef in the beef and bean stew Matt made? I saw pork, bacon and chicken stock go in
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 17th May 17, 12:53 PM
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    One man's waste is another man's dinner
    I caught up with Tuesday's episode late last night. It was a nice family, but I was not impressed by the father's disdain of leftovers.

    Try listening to this article from 11.16. Its just a few minutes long to hear an incredibly powerful story of waste in the world: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kj4f2

    The harsh reality of life outside the US and Europe described really stirred me.
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    • purpleybat
    • By purpleybat 17th May 17, 3:52 PM
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    Just caught up with this episode. Is it just me or was there no beef in the beef and bean stew Matt made? I saw pork, bacon and chicken stock go in
    Originally posted by bargainhunterss

    youre right, i commented on it too
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