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The cost-of-living crisis is a daily occurrence in the news. The cost of food in particular, has hit a 40-year high, with inflation reaching double digits this week. With food poverty and hunger a real fear for millions of people nationwide, any help or good news is gladly welcomed.
That’s why the news that supermarket giant M&S and celebrity chef Tom Kerridge partnering to save you money on your food shopping is so wonderful. The ‘Remarksable’ Meal Planner – great play on words there, Marks and Spencer – claims to be all taste with less waste. The meal planner can be downloaded for free in PDF format. You could even print it out and have a hard copy.
The meal planner features items from the M&S Remarkable Value range. Meals include chipotle chicken with herby rice, roasted spiced cauliflower, sweet and spicy sausage bake. Plus, plenty more mouth-watering meals on a budget. There are also handy hints and tips within each recipe which give you great ideas on how to use the leftovers from each meal, preventing food waste.
Each recipe costs £2 or less per portion. It shows you how to create meals that fill tummies without breaking the bank. It just proves you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to eat restaurant quality food.
Tom Kerridge, who is a Michelin-star chef, has always been vocal about his thoughts on sustainability, supporting British farmers and reducing food waste.
“I think people are always surprised when they realise prices at M&S are much more competitively priced than they’d expect, especially on most of the things you’d buy on a weekly shop like milk, butter, cheese, bread, pasta, and veg.
And I think the quality behind those products is still absolutely top-notch. The eggs are still free-range, and the mince is completely traceable. M&S won’t compromise on quality even with its Remarksable Value ingredients, and that’s something really important to me.”
Will you be trying out any of the recipes in the new M&S meal planner? Have you tried anything from The Remarksable Value range?