Fish pies & French fries - feeding the family on a budget
|Published: 30th July 2009 15:06|
Even more budget busting tips for families as Gill Holcombe returns with the sequel to her original recession-proof cookbook.
"How to feed your whole family..*." not only became one of the publishing phenomena of 2008 when it out-sold Nigella to claim a spot in the Amazon bestseller list, it also threw a lifeline to hard pressed parents everywhere.
*(Full title - "How to feed your whole family a healthy, balanced diet with very little money...and hardly any time, even if you have a tiny kitchen, only three saucepans (one with an ill-fitting lid) and no fancy gadgets - unless you count the garlic crusher...").
Readers very quickly adopted the book as a new household manifesto which explained traditional budgeting and cooking skills to cash conscious, time-starved parents.
Now Gill Holcombe has returned with a companion volume of even more recipes to stop Mums and Dads from running low on inspiration.
"Fish pies and French fries, vegetables, meat and something sweet...affordable, everyday food and family-friendly recipes MADE EASY (for busy people with a lot on their plate)," is the equally tongue-twisting title of her new book, providing 170 more recipes so that devotees of the first book can keep their kids excited with even more healthy, home made food.
With weekly menu planners and store cupboard shopping lists, Gill Holcombe once again provides invaluable, tried and tested tips, at a time when families up and down the country are more conscious than ever of healthy eating and managing on a budget.
Gill Holcombe is passionate about feeding her kids good food. She grew up before the culture of convenience food took hold - and knows how to cook. Having brought up three children on her own in London for over ten years, she says the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and has three fit, healthy teenagers with loads of energy - and no fillings!
"Fish pies and French fries, vegetables, meat and something sweet... affordable, everyday food and family-friendly recipes MADE EASY (for busy people with a lot on their plate)" is available at £9.99 in major bookshops and online retailers across the country.