I’ve always loved cooking but I’m not a fan of needlessly over-complicated recipes that waste time and money. So I’ve created my own style of cooking: simple ingredients, straightforward recipes and mouthwatering meals, all on a budget. Now you can eat the food you love – from meatball marinara to chicken katsu curry, lamb moussaka to aubergine dal – all for under £1 per person.
So much more than cheap dinner ideas – here are recipes for meals that cost under a pound but look and taste a million dollars!
Instagram chef sensation Miguel Barclay is taking the world by storm with his delicious meals that cost less than £1 per person. Miguel’s easy-to-follow, ready-in-minutes recipes are for a single serving, and can all be cooked for under £1 per person – just multiply them up for more servings.
Miguel is confident that the book is perfect for everyone from more experienced cooks to absolute beginners: ‘As you would expect from such a relaxed style of cooking, the book is laid out in a similarly laidback manner. There are no chapters or themes. Just flick through the pages and cook whichever dish you fancy. But, as a nod to my Instagram roots and to help you identify types of dish, I have labelled each recipe with hashtags, so if you want to find veggie food, just look out for the veggie hashtags.
One Pound Meals are designed to use a core group of ingredients, and this is the key to eliminating waste. Just start with one recipe, and depending on what you have left over, choose your next recipe accordingly. I want you to bounce around the book on a sort of never-ending random journey as you use up those leftover ingredients. It also means you can plan a week’s worth of meals in one go and shop more efficiently.’
Making cooking quicker, easier and tastier, and with less waste, cheap eating never looked so appealing!
One Pound Meals includes meals to fill you up and tempt your taste buds, including: Lasagne, crab mac & cheese, chicken katsu curry, pork chop in a mustard & leek sauce, spaghetti carbonara, mushroom risotto, quiche lorraine, aubergine dal & chapatti, Scotch Egg, ham & mushroom pizza, pancake stack and even the ultimate £1 burger.