Save Money – Learn to Cook:
It is that time of year isn’t it? We all tend to overspend a bit at Christmas time and then January creeps in – bleak and miserable with the Christmas bills to pay. Well, this particular giveaway, thanks to Debt Free Direct, is designed to help you make your money go further. I don’t know if you have caught Jamie Oliver’s latest TV series ‘Jamie”s Money Saving Meals‘ but I think it’s spot on for how we all feel at this time of year. On the last show he demonstrated how making your own pizza pie would give you pizza every week for a whole year, for the same cost as a weekly delivery for just a month – and he managed to make it look really easy too! And of course with food that you cook yourself it’s easier to make sure you are eating healthy food, because you know exactly what you are adding.
For me that’s part of the reason why I cook my own 5:2 diet recipes. I know I save money and I have more control about what I am eating – how much butter I use, whether or not I add sugar and what mix of ingredients I use. Now, I was quite lucky I think. My mother hated cooking so, when I was in my teens I started to take over making family meals. Then when I went to university, I was part of a cooking collective – there were six of us in total – each cooking a two course meal one evening of the week (we had Saturdays off) for ourselves and the other five. A great way to save money and learn how to cook. But I know I was lucky – and since then I’ve done a lot of cookery classes.
Perhaps you could do with some help too. Of course you can get some great tips online, like this article about how to eat healthy food. You’ll find a lot more ideas about how to save money on the Making Money Go Further Blog too But, for the ultimate fast track to learn to cook healthy food, how about joining in some of the cookery classes at Jamie Oliver’s own cookery schools and cafes. There are three Recipease Centres, two in London and one in Brighton, each offering a range of courses and events. The lovely people at Debt Free Direct are offering a £200 gift voucher which you can use for courses of your choice – from the extravagant ‘All Trussed up’ to events where your kids can learn to cook pizza, make home made pasta or even create their own chocolate truffles. It’s up to you how you spend your voucher – but we hope it will help you save money in the long term!
So, all you need do now is to follow the Rafflecopter through and let me know how you’d use these cookery vouchers to help you save money.