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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 preciousearnings.com.
These are the questions asked:
Tell us about your blog
I am Vanessa from preciousearnings.com. I run a mummy blog about making money from home, saving money strategies and how to be the best version of ourselves. My blog offers insight into simple ways to manage financial difficulties via frugal living, side hustling and good money management.
What supermarket do you prefer and why?
It has to be Asda because they have a very large range of products and as a mum of 2 young babies, I get all my nappies and wipes from them. Plus, they offer Asda price guarantee which means that I can get cashback if my purchase is cheaper anywhere else. I always take advantage.
3 money saving tips for the kitchen
- Bulk cooking – I am a superfan of yellowsticker shopping. I buy a lot of reduced food so I tend to bulk cook and freeze them so they last longer.
- Have an extra freezer – I live in a small 2 bed flat in London with limited space but I made sure I found space for an extra freezer, food last a lot longer if it is frozen which reduces food waste and saves money.
- Buy frozen vegetables – I buy a lot of frozen vegetables which helps cut my cooking time and reduce waste again. I buy almost everything frozen – chopped onions, mixed vegetables, stir fry mixes, spinach and more.
An expensive item you can’t live without in the kitchen and why?
I must admit, I do not own a lot of expensive items but my freezer has to be the most expensive item I can’t live without. I need it to store all of my food. It saves me money and time.
What is your favourite recipe?
I’m on a gluten and dairy free diet so I cook with rice a lot. My new favourite recipe has to be Dirty Rice. This recipe is very simple and easy to make. You need to make a mexican chilli using 5% mince and bulk it up with lots of vegetables and mix it with cooked rice. I cook my rice with stock cube and a bay leave to flavour it.
What is your favourite kitchen gadget?
My favourite gadget has to be my food processor, it is so versatile, I use it to make lovely homemade coleslaw and vegan ice cream. I am not vegan, I am just lactose intolerance and my son has a milk allergy so making ice cream with frozen bananas are amazing.
Who or what inspired you to cook?
I’m a super foodie so I get a lot of inspiration for cooking through watching cooking shows and food videos. I love watching programmes like Masterchef and British Bake off. also I watch food videos on youtube. Mark Wiens is currently my new favourite, he travels around the world trying different dishes. I aim to make a completely new dish every week.
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