$3.50 Chinese Lamb Neck Stew w/ Asian Greens

Makes: 4 serves Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons plain flour $0.05 2 Red onion, diced. $0.40 1kg Lamb neck chops $8.00 4 Tablespoons olive oil $0.60 3 Cloves garlic $0.30 1 Teaspoon dried chilli $0.05 2 Teaspoon Chinese five-spice $0.10 2 Teaspoon cumin $0.10 400g Can chopped tomatoes $0.60 2 Chicken stock cubes $0.50 60ml Soy sauce…

$1.35 Spiced Pumpkin Dip

Makes: approx 750g Salad recipes make the best dips without the leaves. Ingredients: 500g Pumpkin, cut into 3cm thick pieces $1.20 1 Red onion, quartered. $0.20 400g Can chickpeas, rinsed. $0.75 1 Tablespoons Baharat $0.25 5 Tablespoons olive oil $0.75 30ml red wine vinegar $0.25 1 Teaspoon pomegranate molasses $0.20 100g Feta $1.50 Total Per…

$3.00 Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice

Makes: 5 serves Makes: 5 serves Ingredients: 1 Roast chicken $8.00 1 Cauliflower $3.50 4 Tablespoons olive oil $0.60 1/2 Bunch of spring onions, sliced (white part only) $1.20 3 carrots $0.40 1 Tablespoon ginger, grated $0.20 500g frozen peas $1.00 Total Per meal $14.90 $3.00   Method: Roast Chicken or buy supermarket BBQ chicken…

$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…

$4.30 Chinese Five Spice Roasted chicken Marylands w/ Steam-Fried Cabbage

Makes: 4 serves Ingredients: 4 chicken Marylands $11.85 2 Tablespoon olive oil $0.30 1 lemon, cut into segments $0.60 2 Teaspoon Chinese five spice $0.10 25g butter, melted $0.20 2 Teaspoon honey $0.40 2 Teaspoon Sriracha chilli sauce $0.20 1 Tablespoon fish sauce $0.35 1 Tablespoon soy sauce $0.35 1/4 cup finely chopped chives, to…

$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 250g Pork mince $3.50 1 Tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns $0.25 25g Ginger $0.15 5…

$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…

$2.55 Sun-dried Tomato + Harissa Turkey Burgers

While this recipes originally calls for a lettuce leaf and avocado, we just had the patties with some steamed Chinese broccoli. Makes: 4 serves Ingredients: 500g Turkey mince $4.20 2 Shallots $0.50 1 Clove of garlic $0.10 4 Tablespoons of parsley $0.75 6 Sun-dried tomatoes $1.50 1 Egg yolk $0.50 2 teaspoons harissa paste $0.50…

$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…

$1.95 Sweet Potato Tuna Patties

This recipe is by no means gourmet. It is however a cheap and wonderful midweek meal. Makes: 4+ serves (8 large patties) Ingredients: 500g Sweet potato $0.85 Peanut Oil $0.50 ½ Bunch of shallots $1.00 2 Clove of garlic $0.25 1 Egg $0.50 3 x 95g Cans of tuna $3.75 ½ Cup bread crumbs $0.30…