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Strawberry and banana pops

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Serves: 6 Time to make: 15 mins, plus freezing Total cost: $6.00 / $1.00 per serve (at time of publication) 6 plastic cups 6 ice-block sticks 2 cups soft-frozen strawberries 1 cup soft-frozen banana 1 cup low-fat strawberry yoghurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1/2 cup fresh …

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Pistachio and apricot biscotti

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Serves: 50 (makes 50) Time to make: 1 hr 5 mins Total cost: $7.00 / $0.14 per serve (at time of publication) non-stick baking paper 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 dessertspoon vanilla essence 3 1/2 cups plain flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup (70g pack) pistachios 1 cup …

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Tandoori chicken with cumin-flavoured rice

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Serves: 4 Time to make: 20 mins (Hands-on time: 20 mins), plus 6-8 hrs marinating Total cost: $19.16 / $4.79 per serve (at time of publication) 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 lemon, 2 teaspoons juice 500g skinless boneless chicken breasts Marinade 1/2 cup low-fat plain yoghurt 1 teaspoon garam masala …

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Tomato and herb lamb shanks

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Serves: 6 Time to make: 8 hrs 15 mins (Hands-on time: 15 mins, Cooking time: 8 hrs) Total cost: $37.20 / $6.20 per serve (at time of publication) oil spray 6 lamb shanks 2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs 700ml jar passata 415g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed 2 teaspoons minced …

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Sweet and sour beef

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Serves: 4 Time to make: 9 hrs 10 mins (Hands-on time: 10 mins, Cooking time: 9 hrs) Total cost: $15.24 / $3.81 per serve (at time of publication) 600g stewing steak such as topside or blade, cut in thin slices or bite-sized pieces 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup cider …

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Grilled chicken on rosemary skewers

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Serves: 4 Time to make: 20 mins Total cost: $12.00 / $3.00 per serve (at time of publication) rosemary stems or wooden skewers, soaked in cold water 500g skinless chicken breast fillets, cut in 1.5cm cubes 1 medium red capsicum, halved, deseeded, cut in 2cm cubes 1 medium green capsicum, …

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Vanilla rice pudding with stewed rhubarb

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Serves: 6 Time to make: 1 hr Total cost: $7.62 / $1.27 per serve (at time of publication) 1/2 cup short-grain rice 2 1/2 cups trim milk 1/2 cup castor sugar 1 vanilla bean, split in half sprinkle grated nutmeg 400g chopped stewed rhubarb 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger (optional) …

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Mexican slow-cooked beef

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Serves: 6 Time to make: 8 hrs 15 mins (Hands-on time: 15 mins, Cooking time: 8 hrs) Total cost: $31.80 / $5.30 per serve (at time of publication) 1 tablespoon oil 850g bolar beef, fat removed 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto 75g sun-dried tomatoes, drained, chopped 1 large red chilli, …

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Winter fruit compote with fruit crumble

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Serves: 10 Time to make: 5 hrs 10 mins (Hands-on time: 10 mins, Cooking time: 5 hrs) Total cost: $16.50 / $1.65 per serve (at time of publication) 500g rhubarb, sliced 4 pears, peeled, sliced 5 mandarins, peeled, broken in segments of 2 1/3 cup soft brown sugar 1 cinnamon …

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Baked apples

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Serves: 6 Time to make: 2 hrs 45 mins (Hands-on time: 15 mins, Cooking time: 2 hrs 30 mins) Total cost: $7.80 / $1.30 per serve (at time of publication) 6 apples 40g reduced-fat spread 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup …

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