The 25-year-old single mother began her blog www.agirlcalledjack.com from her mobile phone back in 2011 after she left her job at the Essex Fire Brigade, as combining irregular night shifts with raising her small son as a single parent proved too much.
She quickly and "surprisingly" – as she puts in the intro to her new cookbook – found that her "£10 weekly budget extended to home-baked breads for breakfast, thick wholesome protein-packed soups,... home-made burgers and piles of fruit and vegetables."
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The creative cook, who has been described as "a cross between Yvette Cooper and Delia Smith, with tattoos" also promises that her recipes are "quick and delightful" to make.
Low-budget, easy to make, delicious and nutritious – need we say more? We have flicked through all 100 of Jack's delicious budget recipes and come up with our favourite four: