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The Resourceful Cook team blog about meal planning, delicious recipes and more. Click on the links below to read more.
Competition - Win a pair of Taste of Christmas tickets
To get you into the Christmas spirit this December Nescafe Dolce Gusto is giving away 3 pairs of tickets to experience the festive Taste of Christmas event Read more.
Hannah, 4 Dec 2012
Competition - win tickets to see the BBC Good Food Show.
The BBC Good Food Show is back in Scotland, Birmingham and London. To celebrate we have teamed up with the organisers to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the venue of your choice. Read more.
Hannah, 10 Oct 2012
The new school year is underway already so Hannah has listed some of our favourite Back to School meal plans that the whole family will love.
School's back and the new term is already underway. Sudenly, thanks to the school run... Read more.
Hannah, 21 Sept 2011
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can seem like a big challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Hannah has listed 6 easy and effective ways to swap healthier foods into your diet.
My husband has been on a serious health kick recently... Read more.
Hannah, 2 Sept 2011
New Holland, who publish lots of beautiful cookery books have asked us if our users would like a 34% discount and free shipping at their online store (of course!).
They've also given me some cookery books to review and to give away to our users... Read more.
Hannah, 02 August 2011
We're going to be adding some wine recommendations to the site over coming months, and I've had the enviable task of educating myself on the wine matching front!
Wine recommendations at the Resourceful Cook will be made by people more expert than... Read more.
Hannah, 30 July 2011
With the long summer evenings to enjoy and the weekends to make the most of, nobody wants to spend too long cooking or supermarket shopping so here are some of our favourite, delicious, summer recipes.
Generally the recipes are quick to cook, make the most of seasonal ingredients and are... Read more.
Hannah, 8 July 2011
When life gets hectic it's easy to think there's no time for cooking. But cooking doesn't have to take a long time.
We've got lots of quick and easy recipes which are great if you are short of time or don't want... Read more.
Matt, 24 June 2011
Aside from convenience (shopping when you know exactly what you need is soooo much easier), the single best thing about meal planning is how much money it saves.
I've got a lot to say on this topic, but before I go on, why don't you use our savings calculator... Read more.
Hannah, 10 June 2011
Eating doesn't have to be part of the austerity plan too - here are our 12 Savvy Money Saving Tips to help save money on food and groceries.
If you've got any other good money saving tips that we haven't mentioned why not email us us and let us know... Read more.
Hannah, 10 June 2011
One of the great thing about meal planning with The Resourceful Cook is that you know how much you're going to spend before you get to the supermarket - great if you're on a tight budget.
Meal planning is a great way to keep your spending down, especially if you're trying to save money... Read more.
Matt, 10 June 2011
Cooking on a budget doesn't mean you can't eat delicious home cooked food. We've got hundreds of cheap and tasty recipes - from as little as 41p per serving - great if you're on a budget.
We've listed a few of our favourite recipes below: they're all great value... Read more.
Matt, 9 June 2011
spring at Resourceful Cook, especially this year thanks to the
lovely weather we've been enjoying, plus all the great seasonal
produce hitting the supermarkets and farmers
After a winter of delicious heart-warming fare I'm now enjoying lighter meals... Read more.
Hannah, 13 May 2011
for something delicious to cook? Here's a selection of our
favourite recipes which are perfect eating for spring and early
Some of the recipes feature great seasonal produce like asparagus and Jersey Royal potatoes. Others are perfect for warmer... Read more.
Matt, 12 May 2011
We've got new
lower-calorie meal plans, free 2-day guest memberships for
Fitness-First gyms for our users, and we've added brand new
calorie counting and five-a-day tools.
If like me, you started the New Year with all sorts of resolutions to save money and get in shape... Read more.
Hannah, 17 Jan 2010
telling your friends about us easier, and more rewarding, you
can use our new recommendation form, which enters you into one
of our weekly prize draws to win a £100 supermarket gift
We love it when our users tell their friends about The Resourceful Cook. So much so that we'd like... Read more.
John, 14 Dec 2010
Hannah Wong spent the last
few weeks creating family meal plans designed to fend off the
cold, and learning to use a slow cooker her mum passed on to
I've just added 7 new family meal plans to the site that use really hearty recipes like stews... Read more.
Matt, 12 Oct 2010
for tips on organising the perfect al fresco dinner party and
to find out how to win beautiful Laura Ashley 'Lustre'
glassware, or a £100 Laura Ashley gift card.
The term al fresco may be Italian, and it's true that the opportunities to dine in the open air... Read more.
Allie, 9 Aug 2010
for tips on organising the perfect summer picnic and to find
out how to WIN a beautiful picnic set or hundreds of pounds
worth of Laura Ashley gift cards.
It isn't a proper British summer till you've been on a picnic - there's nothing better than... Read more.
Allie, 9 Aug 2010
editor, explains why we decided to build a recipe site to make
shopping quicker and easier. And how we went about
Food shopping can be a joy, but it's not always easy... Read more.
Allie, 18 July 2010
Why choosing meal plans
using one of our three types of store cupboard will save you
time and money.
When we built our meal planner, we tried to think about all the ways we could make shopping easier and more cost effective... Read more.
Hannah, 16 July 2010