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Thrifty: Spicy chicken stir-fry.

Clever cooking means using your ingredients wisely. This week steamed rice with a spicy chicken stir-fry one night becomes a classic fried rice the next. Make a double batch of Spanish green sauce – paired here with a grilled pork cutlet – and keep it in the fridge to use with chicken or fish another time.

Thrifty weekly cooking deserves a weekend splurge – maybe a Saturday night Indian feast of chicken masala with homemade yoghurt flat bread, or use Sunday to focus on Italian comfort food – stuffed zucchini flowers followed by steak with basil-infused polenta.

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MONDAY: Tortilla wraps with cheesy beans are a Mexican comfort food

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Frank Camorra's mojo verde (Spanish green sauce) with grilled pork cutlet.

TUESDAY: A herby Spanish sauce makes this grilled pork cutlet sing

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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Angel hair pasta with prawn, pea and lemon sauce.

WEDNESDAY: Prawns, peas and lemons are the heroes of this pasta

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (25)
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THURSDAY: A speedy spicy chicken stir-fry, just add steamed rice

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (35)
Chef Hon Kau Hui shows Fried Rice preparation at Red Emperor, Southbank.

FRIDAY: Use Thursday's leftover rice to make this Chinese fried rice

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Hon Kau Hui

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Cinnamon french toast with strawberries

SATURDAY: Indulge in a weekend breakfast of cinnamon French toast

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Simple flat bread.

SATURDAY: In the afternoon, make some easy yoghurt flat bread

  • 2 hrs +
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
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SATURDAY: Chicken masala is an aromatic crowd-pleasing curry

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)