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Cardiff Mum’s Thrifty Feasts

Written by

Ashleigh Mogford


18 January 2024

Cardiff Mum’s Thrifty Feasts

Who’s the author? Ashleigh Mogford, the woman behind the hit Instagram account Cardiff Mum, is a geography teacher turned hugely successful family influencer who has amassed nearly hundreds of thousands of followers with her indulgent, budget-friendly meals and money-saving hacks.

In addition to showing her fans how to save money while keeping the whole family happy Ashleigh is an ambassador for Aldi supermarket and writes recipes for their website. A mum of two, she lives with her family in Cardiff, Wales.

What’s it about? Discover how to cook exciting, flavour-packed food that won’t break the bank. In this much-needed book for our times, Ashleigh shows her readers how to plan and cook delicious meals that are all about creating maximum flavour on a minimal budget.

There are over 80 wallet-friendly, mouthwatering recipes that make cooking dinner a breeze, whether that’s midweek meals for the family, Friday night fakeaways, Saturday date nights, or picnics in the park. All the recipes are easy to follow, with chapters covering one-pot wonders, slow cooker favourites, and air fryer delights, as well as a selection of super cheap family meals for under £5.

What’s more, Ashleigh includes plenty of her signature hacks for savvy shopping and careful meal planning. With the cost of living a consideration for so many of us Cardiff Mum’s Thrifty Feasts shows that speedy, effortless, healthy, and delicious family meals are within anyone’s grasp.

Recipes we love: Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut and Lime Chicken Curry, Sticky Honey and Garlic Meatballs, Red Thai Salmon Traybake, Smoked Pancetta and Baked Feta Spaghetti, and Air Fryer Bang Bang Prawns with Lime Rice.

Perfect for: Followers of Cardiff Mum and busy home cooks looking for recipe inspiration and clever money-saving hacks.

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