Delicious low-budget recipes from internet sensation A Girl Called Jack

A Girl Called Jack 's recipe blog has won Jack Monroe thousands of global readers, the 2013 Fortnum and Mason Judges' Choice Award and internet sensation status to boot. And the Guardian columnist, who rose to fame thanks to posting her delicious, nutritious and super cheap recipes online – all bought with an incredibly low budget of just £10 a week – has now published her very own cookbook to share her secrets to thrifty meal success.

The 25-year-old single mother began her blog 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."


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: 
Jack Monroe's own gnocchi recipe
Earthy red wine and mushroom risotto
Love soup
Simple fish pie
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