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Spend less and eat better with our special budget issue. We learn how community food schemes can save you money, Joanna Blythman shares her top 10 budget buys and Emma Freud champions the ultimate low-cost vegetable – the potato. We make cheaper, healthier versions of your favourite takeaways with our Friday night fake-aways. Plus, there’s a low carb dinner from Joe Wicks, seasonal bakes by Tom Kerridge and Rosie Birkett shares her globally-inspired recipes.

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In this month's issue

Budget bites

This month, our easiest-ever midweek meals are all £1 or less per person. Try comforting leek & butter bean soup with crispy kale & bacon and sticky hoisin pork steaks with a crunchy slaw. Plus, don’t miss our £30 menu challenge – our two food editors each create a dinner party menu for six for under £30.


We show you how to get the health benefits of expensive ‘superfoods’ using lower-cost alternatives, like swapping wheatgrass for rocket in this roasted carrot, rocket & lentil salad. Following our 2017 Healthy Diet Plan? Add our new prawn jambalaya recipe to your collection.

Season's best

Transform root vegetables into something special with our seasonal recipes, from satisfying swede gnocchi with crispy sage to sticky toffee parsnip pudding. Looking for the ultimate comfort dish? Try our turnip tartiflette, oozing with Reblochon cheese. The best bit? They all cost £2 or less per serving.

Valentine's Day

Searching for the ultimate Valentine's treat? Diana Henry shares three stunning chocolate recipes: rich chocolate & lime cake, chocolate ganache with sea salt, olive oil & toasts and espresso, hazelnut & chocolate shortbread. And for a glamorous tipple? Look no further than our special rhubarb & custard cocktail.

Eat like a local

Our foodie breaks on a budget prove you can eat well on holiday without breaking the bank. We try perfect pizza in Naples, goulash in Budapest and seafood in Split, Croatia. Marina O’Loughlin visits the French foodie destination of La Rochelle, plus we bring you the best spots to eat and drink in Hull, the UK’s City of Culture 2017.