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Fancy saving a little cash at your next supermarket shop? Many of these supermarket items fetch a premium price when the cost of their components are far less. You just need a little time, a little energy and you’ll discover just how fun it can be to make these household and kitchen staples from scratch. […]
In cold weather I definitely have dumplings on my mind. My favourite childhood comfort food. My mother would often bring me a take out container full of “pot sticker” pork and spring onion dumplings when I was sick at home. Whenever we make dumplings we always bought the wrappers from the store and I still […]
Please read before cooking up this plan: Following some feedback from our members we are trialling a method that has you prepping all the ingredients as you work through the plan. For example, cutting up all carrots contained within all recipes instead of giving you a separate method for each recipe and preparing an ingredient […]
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When it comes down to it, the food you waste is food that you paid for, or that you or someone else worked hard to grow. Throwing out odds and ends or forgetting about the food in your fridge until it is too far gone to eat means throwing money in the bin. It also […]
Christmas Lunch can be an expensive affair, but it doesn’t have to be. Your crowd of family and friends will be happy as long as they’re fed. It doesn’t have to be a big roast, a massive glazed ham, or the difficult-to-keep-moist and hard-to-fit-in-the-oven turkey. If you’re looking to save some cash on your centerpiece […]
By Emma Chow My partner has a huge family. The incredible thing about this huge family is that they all really love and care for one another; very different from my own experiences growing up. For some years our tiny family budget suffered trying to select truly thoughtful and desirable gifts for these many family […]
By Emma Chow In many cultures, a bag of split peas or lentils will constitute many meals and is an essential staple for nourishment. Lentils are high in protein and fibre, are cheap to buy and last a long time if properly kept. Here are four dinners that can be made from a single 1kg […]
My previous piece on how I keep my family’s weekly food budget at $90 garnered a lot of responses and comments on the Mamabake Facebook page. I have a couple of points and notes to make: These are just ideas that you can use, should you want to It is a personal account of how […]
By Emma Chow Dry pulses and beans are cheap, wholesome and delicious. Bulk up your meals with pulses and beans and reduce costly meat consumption while still providing your family with great energy food. Here’s how to use them. Pulses Buying: While dry pulses are almost always very cheap to buy, I like purchasing […]
By Emma Chow Last week I did a live Q & A on the Mamabake Facebook page and there was a lot of interest in how my family and I survive on no more than $90 a week for food shopping. I’ll be honest with you, sometimes it is $70, sometimes $80 and the only […]
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Whether through financial hardship, emergency situations or simply as a way to reduce your weekly spend, our community of MamaBakers came through with some inspiring advice and tips that have helped them get through some rough financial waters. The following list is a true example of the wisdom and resourcefulness of Women, and encapsulates our […]