The Cooking on a Shoestring recipe book was produced by Zest Leeds to help people make delicious, healthy meals that don’t cost the earth. We are sharing some of the recipes below.


Basic Tomato Sauce

This is a quick, easy, cheap and healthy sauce that can be used on pasta, pizza or topping for chicken or fish. It’s also really tasty! Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil 1 tablespoon mixed herbs (oregano, basil, rosemary) 1 small onion , finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped 400g tin… Continue reading Basic Tomato Sauce

Mixed Bean Chilli

This recipe creates a healthy meal full of different bean full of protein, fibre and iron. Jazz it up by adding more fresh vegetables such as spinach, sweetcorn, courgettes and mushrooms. Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 tablespoon of olive oil or vegetable oil 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot,… Continue reading Mixed Bean Chilli