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Family feasts on a budget

Keep the family happy at mealtimes without splashing the cash

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When you’re feeding the whole family, it can be tricky keeping everyone happy, especially if you’re on a budget. Luckily, Tina Mc Fadzean from Little Chefs Dubai has come to our rescue, with three delicious ideas for hearty family meals, with plenty left over for the next day. Even better, they’re all super-simple, each feed a family of four, and the total bill for the entire shopping list comes to less than Dhs250, including all those store cupboard essentials to keep the costs down for next time, too.

Baked Fish
500g white fish (we used cream dory, cut in 4 portions)
3 egg whites
¼ cup light mayonnaise
1tbsp Dijon mustard
Salt & Pepper

Beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold in mayo, Dijon, salt and pepper.
Spread on top of fish and bake at 220’C for 20 minutes. Fish will flake easily. Great served with broccoli.

Serve with: Quinoa Pilaf
Lots of people have heard of quinoa and would like to try it but they don’t really know how to cook it. The answer? Cook it in a rice cooker with lots of seasoning

1 cup quinoa, washed and drained (there are 2 cups in the packet)
1 tbsp butter
½ vegetable stock cube
1 shallot, diced
A handful of sultanas
1¼ cup water

Melt the butter in the rice cooker. Add stock cube, shallot, sultanas and quinoa. Stir for 1 minute then add water.
Put the lid on and when the rice cooker goes off, take the lid off and fluff with a fork. Wait a minute and fluff again.

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