$2.50 Mushroom Stroganoff

Makes: 4 serves Ingredients: 1 Teaspoon olive oil $0.05 1 Onion, diced. $0.40 2 Cloves garlic, diced $0.20 500g Mushrooms, sliced $5.00 1 Vegetable stock cube $0.25 1 Teaspoon dried chilli $0.05 1 Tablespoon soy sauce $0.10 100ml White wine $1.40 3  Tablespoons sour cream $0.80 ⅓ Bunch of parsley $0.50 1 Cup black rice…

$1.15 Broccoli + Leek + Za’atar Soup

Makes: 4 serves Ingredients: 1 onion, sliced $0.30 2 Garlic cloves, sliced $0.20 1 leeks, sliced $0.80 1 Tablespoon olive oil $0.15 2 Broccoli heads, chopped into florets $1.70 2 Chicken stock cube $0.70 1 Tablespoon za’atar spice mix $0.25 1/4 cup finely chopped garlic chives $0.40 Total Per meal $4.50 $1.15 Method: In a…

$2.95 Cauliflower Rice w/ Dates + Almonds + Olives

This cauliflower rice is a delicious meal that works well as a main meal or a side salad. Makes: 4 main serves Ingredients: 1 Whole cauliflower $3.00 80g Butter $0.75 30ml White wine vinegar $0.25 1/2 Red onion, thinly sliced $0.20 100g Pitted Medjool dates, chopped $2.60 150g Green Olives, sliced $1.50 75g Roasted almonds,…

$1.80 Sichuan Braised Eggplant + Green Beans

This is an easy recipe that tastes even better as leftovers. Feel free to change the meat and add additional greens such as shredded kale, cabbage or Chinese broccoli. Makes: 6 serves Ingredients: ½ Bunch of spring onions $0.80 1 Large eggplant $2.00 1 Tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns $0.25 25g Ginger $0.15 5 Garlic cloves $0.50 2…

$2.15 Chickpeas with Spinach and Yoghurt Salad

I usually cringe at chickpea salads, with their dry and uninspiring attempts to turn a salad into a meal. This Palomar recipe however, is a game changer. Its simple, easy and cheap, with a vibrant combination of flavours and herbs. Perfect light mid-week meal. Makes: 4 serves Ingredients: 400g Can of chickpeas $0.75 1 Large…

$1.00 Simple Side Salad

For this simple side salad, I use any salad leaves (kale, baby spinach, roquette), spare veggies (capscium, onion, carrot etc), and an adaptable dressing to suit the meal. I often stir through some fermented vegetables or have them on the side.   Makes: 2 serves Ingredients: Handful of salad leaves $0.80 Spare vegetables $0.50 2 Tablespoons…

Leftover Vegetables: Pickles

I used to run a small food business called Simon Said. And while that feels like an age away I still continue to make my own pickles. They are a great way to use spare veggies and can be used to bring any salad to life. They are also great for your gut. Makes: 1…

$2.35 Soft Eggs w/ Zucchini + Pea Puree Breakfast

Makes: 4 serves. Ingredients: 8 eggs $3.85 2 zucchini $1.20 250g frozen peas $0.75 1 small brown onion $0.30 80g butter $0.75 1 tablespoons olive oil $0.20 1 baby fennel $1.20 ¼ bunch of tarragon $0.45 ½ lemon juice $0.30 2 tablespoons olive oil $0.40 Total Per meal $9.40 $2.35 Method: Preheat oven to 270…

$2.35 Crisp Brussels Sprouts w/ Lentils

Makes: 4 side salads. Ingredients: 150g small green lentils $1.25 Peanut Oil $1.75 400g Brussels sprouts $4.00 Handful of baby spinach $0.90 ½ bunch of mint $0.50 3 tablespoons olive oil $0.50 1.5 tablespoons red wine vinegar $0.35 1 teaspoon english mustard $0.15 Total Per meal $9.40 $2.35 Method: Cook lentils. Preheat oil in a…

$2.65 Sri Lankan Beetroot Curry

Makes: 4 meals. Ingredients 1 kg of beetroot $3.50 250g frozen peas $0.75 Handful of baby spinach leaves $0.80 150g small green lentils $1.25 3 tablespoons olive oil $0.50 1 red onion, finely chopped $0.50 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped $0.25 1 tablespoon Sri Lankan curry powder $0.10 1 teaspoon ground coriander $0.15 1/4 teaspoon…