Fabulously frugal: 6 mouthwatering recipes if you’re tight on a budget

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(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

There’s no reason to sacrifice deliciousness if you’re on a tight budget. We show you how to use affordable ingredients to create wholesome, tasty meals.

SPINACH AND FETA FRITTATAS

You can use this recipe to make a tart with a rice crust. Mix cooked rice with 2 whisked egg whites and line a tart tin with it. Add the filling and bake as described.

Spinach and feta
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TIP Serve the frittatas lukewarm or room temperature with the tomatoes.

CHICKPEA SHAWARMA WITH PAN PITTAS

Sprinkle some toasted chickpeas over this delicious dish and finish with a generous helping of yoghurt dressing.

Pan pittas
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TIP Slice the pittas in half and spread a layer of hummus on the lower half.

CASSOULET

This dish will impress your dinner guests!

Cassoulet
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TIP Serve with mashed potato.

UMNGQUSHO

You can also cook the marrow bones with the stewing meat.

Umngqusho
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TIP Put the marrow bones on a baking sheet, sprinkle salt over and bake in the oven until the marrow has melted.

FISH CAKES WITH BEAN SALAD

This tasty recipe is quick and easy to make.

Fish cakes with bean salad
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TIP Add a spoonful of salad to each plate and put the fish cakes on top. Serve with the lemon wedges and mash (if using).

MEATBALL KEBABS WITH PHUTHU PAP AND SHEBA

This meal is best served lukewarm.

Meatballs
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TIP Serve the pap and meatballs on the sheba sauce.

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