January’s Credit Crunch Munch Roundup – 27 Fab Frugal Recipes

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Well January was cold, wet and miserable and February doesn’t seem to be any different thus far so why not just kick back and enjoy January’s Credit Crunch Munch Roundup! We’ve had a delicious array of entries (27 in total) and if you haven’t entered before we’d love to see you for February’s challenge which is now open over at Fuss Free Flavours where Helen is eagerly awaiting!! So without further ado here are January’s entries:

  1. Marissa’s Tortilla Chips Party Snack from Coffee and Vanilla uses basic ingredients we all have and is great for kids to make!
  2. Rhubarb, Ginger and Orange Jam from From Plate to Pen looks just divine and a great way to use up all the lush winter oranges around at the moment!
  3. Happy New Year Smoothie from Feeding Boys will certainly put a spring in your step with its shot of espresso, go see what other hidden delights this smoothie contains!
  4. Festive Fried Rice is on offer from Onions & Paper, using up those pigs in blankets – worth making extra just to enjoy this dish me thinks!
  5. Slow Cooked Borlotti Bean Chilli from The Veg Space is a fabulous tasty meal for batch cooking and freezing!
  6. Flower Sprout and Brie Mini Filo Pies from Belleau Kitchen just oozes with lushness and also introduce us to a funky new vegetable!
  7. Brie, Leek & Onion Quiche from The Baking Explorer looks like a great vegetarian family meal and very economical as Kat makes her own pastry here!
  8. Artichoke, Bacon & Onion Hash from Roast Chicken and a Country Walk is a great winter warmer and by using the microwave to cook the artichoke earns extra frugal points!
  9. Sprout and Chestnut Soup from Casa Costello sounds just the ticket for a glut of sprouts and delicious it sounds too!
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  10. SPAMbled Eggs and SPAM Fries from Foodie Quine make great use of this store cupboard staple, economic and very tasty!
  11. Smoked Salmon Pie from Stephanie Jane makes use of those cheaper smoked salmon offcuts for a really tasty pie!
  12. Cheesy Fish Chowder Pie from me – combining 2 of my favourite things, Fish Chowder and Pie!
  13. Mexican Cabbage Soup from The Taste Space looks utterly delicious and uses something new to me, soy chorizo!
  14. Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup with Almond and Parmesan Crumble Topping from Feeding Boys sounds like the perfect dinner party starter that won’t break the bank!
  15. Roast Red Peppers with Tomatoes from Heidi Roberts Kitchen Talk are a superb side dish or fab basis for a soup!
  16. Mature Cheddar & Wholegrain Mustard Scones from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary have my mouth watering, split with some butter, what could be nicer and so much cheaper than buying them!
  17. Turkey & Mushroom Creamy Pasta from Jibber Jabber is the perfect delicious dish to use up that leftover turkey and a few mushrooms!
  18. Slow Cooker Vegetable & Cider Cassoulet from Tales from the Kitchen Shed is a hearty mix of vegetables cooked in cider with a savoury bread crumb topping – a great way to use up all those odds and ends vegetables!

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  19. Quick & Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary – saving some tomatoes from the bin at work Elizabeth made this delicious sauce!
  20. Autumn Puff Pastry Mince Meat Trees from A2K is just the most fun and creative way to use up mincemeat that I’ve ever seen!
  21. Baked Farro Risotto from The Veg Space looks like a delicious vegan meal and has introduced me to a new grain which I shall now look out for!
  22. Apple Pancake from Ninja Killercat – a lovely dish Claire put together one morning when she got bored of having toast, using grated apple in the mixture is a fab idea!
  23. Slow Cooker Aubergine, Pepper & Mozzarella Bake from BakingQueen74 looks just fabulous and reminds me of a cross between ratatouille and pizza!
  24. Brocolli & Pea Pesto Pasta from Jam and Clotted Cream looks just delicious and the perfect way to get picky eaters to eat their greens I’m sure!
  25. Curly Kale & Butterbean Soup from The Veg Space looks like a nutritious and hearty soup to ward away the chilly weather!
  26. Warming Winter Vegetable Soup from We Don’t Eat Anything With A Face really does sound warming with the addition of ginger and turmeric plus a great way to clear out the vegetable drawer!
  27. Warm Cheese & Herb Scones from Family Friends Food look so tasty and just perfect with a bowl of soup!

    January's Credit Crunch Munch Roundup - Fab Food 4 All

What a great selection of recipes we’ve had! Don’t forget to check out all the entries via the #CreditCrunchMunch Pinterest Board! Until next time….

January's #CreditCrunchMunch Roundup - Fab Food 4 All

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  1. Heather Haigh

    I just love seeing all these inexpensive recipes. I’m certainly going to try some out.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather:-)

  2. Elizabeth

    What a great collection of frugal recipes! I’ll be trying some of these out for sure!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Elizabeth:-)

  3. kellie@foodtoglow

    So many comments I almost gave up trying to find the end! everyone’s outdone themselves this past month. So many wonderfully frugal and seasonal recipes. I have my eye on Dom’s Sprout Flower and Brie Tartlets II love sprout flowers!), and Kate’s Mexican Cabbage Soup with the vegan chorizo. Vegan chorizo is just about the only non “real food” vegan product I buy. It’s really tasty!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kellie and you’ve reminded me I need to switch on my comment limiter thingy! It’s a technical term LOL:-)

  4. Zoe

    Oh thank you ! Saving this post for reference, really handy

  5. Charli Blogs

    This is brilliant!
    I’ve saved the post and will look to make some in this month for myself!

    1. Camilla

      Fab Charli:-)

  6. Sarah

    Wow, some really lovely ideas here! I’ve been looking for new foods and recipes to try. I’ll have a proper browse through later. I like the sound of the apple pancake, sounds yummy! As does everything on the list. Thank you for sharing, Great round up xx

    1. Camilla

      Great Sarah, yes I really like the sound of the apple pancake too:-)

  7. leeshastarr

    The Artichoke, Bacon & Onion Hash sounds so yummy. I’ll 100% be making it this week.

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant, so glad you found something you like:-)

  8. Sarah Bailey

    I am going to have to sit and go through these I think, sounds like some awesome ideas.

    1. Camilla

      They really are Sarah, enjoy:-)

  9. Laura

    There’s some lovely recipes on here, I’ll definitely be trying some.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura:-)

  10. Kacie

    Mmm I’ll definitely be trying out at least a few of these recipes sometime soon!

    1. Camilla

      Great Katie, there’s a lot to choose from:-)

  11. Liz Mays

    What a fabulous collection of ideas. I pinned a ton of them to try!

    1. Camilla

      Great idea Liz:-)

  12. Ana De- Jesus

    The Mexican cabbage soup sounds amazing and Quorn chorizo is really good too!

  13. Emma White

    oh thank you for some great ideas I am going to add a few of these to my next weeks meal plan

    1. Camilla

      Great Emma, glad you found this post useful:-)

  14. Laura H

    I like the sound of Festive Fried Rice 🙂 Sounds a bit like fusion food and as I’m mixed race that’s my favourite kind of food!

    1. Camilla

      Yes that dish caught my eye too, love mixing things up:-)

  15. Rebecca Smith

    This post is making me so hungry! Some fab meals for little money, will be checking them all out now

    1. Camilla

      Great Rebecca, glad they are inspiring you:-)

  16. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Lots of delicious recipes here Camilla. I am loving the sound of the brie and leek quiche.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, I’ve never had brie in a quiche so need to fix that!

  17. Fashion and Style Police

    Great recipe ideas here. Have a lot to test my skills on.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, hope you manage to try some:-)

  18. Tara | C&CO.

    Great collection of recipes! Frugal doesn’t have to taste bad 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes that’s exactly right:-)

  19. Rhian Westbury

    Some great recipes here, definitely need to bookmark this for later in the month when I fancy having a cooking session. I love making nachos though, esp with homemade salsa, yummy x

    1. Camilla

      Great Rhian, happy cooking;-)

  20. StressedMum

    Wow there is loads to choose from, you have been busy x

    1. Camilla

      I only made the Fish Pie Samantha!

  21. DannyUK.com

    Some great recipes here, even if the pictures have made me hungry!

    1. Camilla

      That’s the idea Dan:-)

  22. The London Mum

    Wow loads of new things to try and create at home!

    1. Camilla

      Yes, hope you get to try some:-)

  23. Nayna Kanabar

    What a wonderful selection of recipes it’s a great round up.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Nayna, it was an impressive array of recipes:-)

  24. Choclette

    Always lots of fab recipes. Can’t believe I missed out this month. Just really hoping the wet will stop soon, we’ve had nearly 4 months solid of it down here 🙁

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Choclette, hopefully we’ll see you this month:-)

  25. kellie@foodtoglow

    Gosh, what a bumper crop of great entries, Camilla. You must be so pleased with the growing response to this round-up. The Slow-Cooker Borlotti Bean Chilli from Veg Space, and the Cheese and Herb Scones from Family Friends Food have caught my eye. I’m a savoury girl at heart 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kellie, yes the standard of entries is so good too:-)

  26. Sarah James

    Love the round up, so many delicious looking dishes to try. Roasted cauliflower soup and the curly kale and butter bean soup are on my list.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Sarah and for supporting #CreditCrunchMunch so regularly:-)

  27. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    The sprout and chestnut soup sounds soooooooooo good. I need to go investigate further.

    1. Camilla

      I love sprouts so I’m keen to try this too Bintu:-)

  28. Katie Bryson

    Wow what a fab bumper round-up to kick off 2016! Thanks for hosting 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Katie and for your fab entry:-)

  29. Jo of Jo's Kitchen

    What an amazing selection of recipes. I need to save some money and these are a great place to start

    1. Camilla

      They certainly are Jo:-)

  30. shaheen

    Wow, loads here to inspire us – thank you so much for hosting Camilla – you’ve done a great round up.

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thank you Shaheen and for your entry:-)

  31. Janie

    That is one fine looking round up Camilla, off to pin a few of my favourites 😉
    Janie x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Janie, it was easy (cough):-)

  32. Sarah

    Oh…those Mature Cheddar and wholegrain mustard scones have caught my eye. 😛

    Thanks for hosting another great credit crunch munch. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks for taking part Sarah:-)

  33. Corina

    A lovely round up and really tasty looking dishes!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Corina, hope you can join in this month:-)

  34. Helen at Casa Costello

    What an awesome selection of recipes – Perfect as I’ve just decided we are tightening our belts for 2016. Thanks for mentioning my Sprout & Chestnut Soup. I miss sprouts already! Intrigued why some recipes have a line through them? Is this significant?

    1. Camilla

      They are lush aren’t they Helen. Have fixed the gremlins now!

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