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The Resourceful Cook team blog about meal planning, delicious recipes and more. Click on the links below to read more.

Spring cleaning your kitchen

Spring is coming! It's nearly that time of year for a good old deep clean around the home.

Here's a guide to make sure you have the right products for doing the best job in the kitchen... Read more.

Steph, 17 March

Freezer stock up: we all need a backup sometimes!

Sometimes, we all need a quick and easy backup plan for getting a nutritious meal on the table for the whole family.

Our schedules can throw unexpected curve balls at us and we might not always have the time to cook the recipes we'd intended to.... Read more.

Steph, 18 January

Back to school meal planning

Back to SchoolThe 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. Suddenly, thanks to the school run... Read more.

Hannah, 21 Sept

Healthy food swap tips and healthy meal planning

Healthy Eating TipsMaintaining 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

Summer Wines

Summer WineWe'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

Summer Recipes

Summer RecipesWith 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

Quick & Easy Recipes

Quick & Easy RecipesWhen 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

How much money can meal planning save you?

Save money by meal planningAside 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

12 Money Saving Tips

12 Money Saving TipsEating 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

Cheap Meal Planning

Cheap Meal PlanningOne 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

Cheap Recipes

Cheap RecipesCooking 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

Spring Meal Planning

Spring Meal PlanningWe love 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 markets.

After a winter of delicious heart-warming fare I'm now enjoying lighter meals... Read more.

Hannah, 13 May

Seasonal Recipes: Spring

Seasonal Recipes: SpringLooking for something delicious to cook? Here's a selection of our favourite recipes which are perfect eating for spring and early summer.

Some of the recipes feature great seasonal produce like asparagus and Jersey Royal potatoes. Others are perfect for warmer... Read more.

Matt, 12 May

Healthy eating? We can help...

Healthy Meal PlanningWe'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

Winter Warmers

Winter WarmersHannah 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 her.

I've just added 7 new family meal plans to the site that use really hearty recipes like stews... Read more.

Matt, 12 Oct

A fresh air affair

A fresh air affairRead on 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

Planning the perfect picnic

Planning the perfect
                picnicRead on 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

How (and why!) we built this site

How (and
                why!) we built this siteAllie, our editor, explains why we decided to build a recipe site to make shopping quicker and easier. And how we went about it.

Food shopping can be a joy, but it's not always easy... Read more.

Allie, 18 July

Which store cupboard are you?

Which store cupboard are
                you?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

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