Hungry Savers Series with Much More With Less

Hungry Savers Series with Much More With Less

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Welcome to my Hungry Savers Series, every single week I’m going to be bringing you another fantastic blogger, one whos as passionate about food and saving money in the kitchen as I am! I’ve asked them a series of questions that they’ve answered honestly. You can check out the 7 responses below and if you fancy checking them out click here! If you’re a blogger and want to take part in the Hungry Savers Series, then please get in touch. This weeks instalment is from Much More With Less.


These are the questions asked:

Tell us about your blog

I blog at Much More With Less about moving to the country, living on less and making the most of it. Food is one of the biggest bills for any family, and my blog started out focused on frugal food with loads of posts about cheap and cheerful recipes and tips for cutting food costs. I was delighted when my blog was shortlisted for Best Frugal Food blog at the SHOMO awards for 2016 and 2017. Nowadays my blog also covers finance, family, fitness and flowers, all with a thrifty spin.

What supermarket do you prefer and why? 

I’m a big fan of Morrisons, our nearest large supermarket. I think it is great value and I respect its sourcing, as Morrisons sells lots of food it has grown, reared or produced itself. I nip into our local East of England Co-op too, as it also treats suppliers well and supports the local community.

3 money saving tips for the kitchen

  1. Get cooking. If someone else is doing the work, whether it’s with takeaways, ready meals or prepared ingredients, you’ll be paying for it. Start cooking from scratch and you can save loads.
  2. Switch down shops and brands. If you always buy specific brands, try an own brand. If you buy ‘finest’ or ‘best’, try the ordinary own brand or even (shock horror) the value version. You can always swap back if you don’t like it, but if you stick with the cheaper alternatives you’ll really cut your costs in future.
  3. Slash food waste. I always shop from my kitchen cupboards, fridge and freezer first, planning meals to use up what I have in the house, so I only buy the extras. I also use up leftovers for lunches the next day, or bung a box in the freezer for nights when I can’t be bothered to cook. Throwing food in the bin is like setting fire to fivers.

An expensive item you can’t live without in the kitchen and why?

We splashed out on a new range cooker to replace our elderly, oil-guzzling Aga, and paid extra for an induction hob. I cook a lot, and it’s made my life so much easier!

What is your favourite recipe?

So many favourites! I’m cooking fish pie tonight, and that goes down well with the whole family, so I’ll put that. I also like using produce from our garden, like this elderflower cordial. ( )

What is your favourite kitchen gadget? 

My favourite kitchen gadget is actually a bendy silicon spatula which makes it easy to scrape every last bit out of bowls and saucepans. Hardly high tech, but I’d miss it if it was gone.

Who or what inspired you to cook?

My mother and grandmother inspired me to cook. Both were good home cooks, putting healthy, tasty food on the table every day. Definitely credit them for my success in the WI VIctoria sponge baking competition at the Hadleigh Show!

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