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Limahl began his career in the kitchens of Edinburgh and later returned to food as a street food chef. He is the founder of Tiny Budget Cooking and author of two cookbooks. He lives, writes and cooks in Walthamstow, London.

COOK, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, FOOD WRITER

Hello my new friend, I'd love to show you how to make mouth-watering meals each week without spending a fortune on groceries, or hours slaving over the hob. With my simple approach to cooking and as little as £21 per week you can eat a variety of delicious meals in just 15-30 minutes.

I don't yet know your specific situation, but you can take our free food assessment to get an idea of where you are, and how we can best help. The one thing I'm fairly certain of is that you want to enjoy good and simple, tasty food - and importantly - on a small budget.

The good news is that tiny budget does not have to mean lack of quality or lack of flavour. I'll show you how to plan, shop and cook each week's delicious meals with minimal effort and maximum enjoyment - whether you're just starting out or a seasoned cook.

You might be wondering how I came to start this food project. The truth is that life doesn't always go in a straight line and my first career didn't take off.  With limited funds and a twenty pound note for each week's food shop, I had to quickly figure out how to eat well each week. 

A friend once suggested I write down some of my recipes and mealplans and what started as a tool to help me eat well developed into an idea to help others.

Late 2014 I took a part time job in street food and over the next two years worked full time on my first cookbook to eat well for £18.00 /week. Although most people thought I was mad, in 2016 I put my cookbook online for free and dedicated it to the 13 million people in the UK living on a low-income. This first book Eat Delicious is available to download here.

Whilst the pdf book has helped 10's of thousands of people, your emails frequently requested a print version. This year I'm thrilled to have worked with an award winning publisher (think The Body Coach, Jasmine Hemsley, Russell Brand etc) to create a fantastic good and cheap 'print book' you can buy and keep forever.

Whether you're here for mealtime inspiration, weekly mealplans or to learn some tips to eat well on a budget, I hope you find everything you need in these pages. P.s If you'd like to share your knowledge please take the time to contribute in the comments sections so we can learn from each other and pick up new skills and tricks along the way. 

Happy cooking,

Limahl Xx

 

Meet our lovely team of ambassadors who believe in our mission to make great food achievable for everybody. 


Caspar Briault - Doctor "Prevention is better than cure. A healthy diet can dramatically reduce the prevalence of preventable disease such as obesity, cancer and heart disease. This type of thinking is a good way forward."

Caspar Briault - Doctor

"Prevention is better than cure. A healthy diet can dramatically reduce the prevalence of preventable disease such as obesity, cancer and heart disease. This type of thinking is a good way forward."

Tiphaine Cheveau - Tiny Budget co-founder "With so many people living on a low-income my wish is that we can make a positive impact to people's lives and to help people enjoy delicious meals" "A journey of one thousand miles begins with the first step."

Tiphaine Cheveau - Tiny Budget co-founder

"With so many people living on a low-income my wish is that we can make a positive impact to people's lives and to help people enjoy delicious meals"

"A journey of one thousand miles begins with the first step."

Philip Goerlach - Entrepreneur "We often forget that food is the fuel for our daily lives. Being able to create delicious meals to suit a busy lifestyle is one of the most important things we can do to prepare for the daily challenges." "Great things are done by a series of small actions brought together." 

Philip Goerlach - Entrepreneur

"We often forget that food is the fuel for our daily lives. Being able to create delicious meals to suit a busy lifestyle is one of the most important things we can do to prepare for the daily challenges."

"Great things are done by a series of small actions brought together." 

Barca Hopp - Social Anthropologist "Good food removes borders and brings people together from different cultures and backgrounds. It's everyone's right to be able to afford and prepare good food. Projects like this are making that happen."

Barca Hopp - Social Anthropologist

"Good food removes borders and brings people together from different cultures and backgrounds. It's everyone's right to be able to afford and prepare good food. Projects like this are making that happen."


Camilla McGarrie - Msc Psychology of Education and Child Development "Take care of your health; your body and mind are precious and can't be replaced. One of the most important places to start in building a stronger you, is through food. I support the movement's aim to create healthier and happier lives."

Camilla McGarrie - Msc Psychology of Education and Child Development

"Take care of your health; your body and mind are precious and can't be replaced. One of the most important places to start in building a stronger you, is through food. I support the movement's aim to create healthier and happier lives."

Maisie Meow - Head Food Taster Our resident food taster: 'As well as a busy schedule of meowing, eating and sleeping I try to find time to make a positive impact on the world. Margaret Mead said it best: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Maisie Meow - Head Food Taster

Our resident food taster: 'As well as a busy schedule of meowing, eating and sleeping I try to find time to make a positive impact on the world. Margaret Mead said it best: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Lindsay Berresford - Small Business Owner "As a busy mum with twin babies and a toddler, I know first-hand the importance of being able to cook enticing healthy meals on a budget. I'm really excited about a cookbook that can help me do that. I feel passionately that everyone should have this information."

Lindsay Berresford - Small Business Owner

"As a busy mum with twin babies and a toddler, I know first-hand the importance of being able to cook enticing healthy meals on a budget. I'm really excited about a cookbook that can help me do that. I feel passionately that everyone should have this information."

Katie Robinson - Nutritionist & Mum "I LOVE what this movement is doing.  Their accessible, affordable and delicious recipes and tips inspire people to cook great food on a budget and to experiment with the ingredients.  "The benefits of eating well go far beyond health."

Katie Robinson - Nutritionist & Mum

"I LOVE what this movement is doing.  Their accessible, affordable and delicious recipes and tips inspire people to cook great food on a budget and to experiment with the ingredients. 

"The benefits of eating well go far beyond health."


Lenca Ondre - Nanny "You are what you eat, and as a nanny I find it very important to teach the kids about a healthy balanced diet. With fresh ingredients and a good recipe, you cannot possibly go wrong." "Be the change you want to see in the world."

Lenca Ondre - Nanny

"You are what you eat, and as a nanny I find it very important to teach the kids about a healthy balanced diet. With fresh ingredients and a good recipe, you cannot possibly go wrong."

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

Kether Clouder - Project Support Kether has provided continuous support and acted as a sounding board for the recipe testing and project direction. "If you think you are too small to make a difference try sleeping with a mosquito."

Kether Clouder - Project Support

Kether has provided continuous support and acted as a sounding board for the recipe testing and project direction.

"If you think you are too small to make a difference try sleeping with a mosquito."

Carine Corfmat - Tiny Budget Internship "I support this movement because everyone deserves nutritious food and to be able to cook at home, even with a tiny budget. Good and healthy food is cheaper than junk food, especially when you know how to buy & cook with fresh ingredients." "A small act of kindness can make a massive social impact."

Carine Corfmat - Tiny Budget Internship

"I support this movement because everyone deserves nutritious food and to be able to cook at home, even with a tiny budget. Good and healthy food is cheaper than junk food, especially when you know how to buy & cook with fresh ingredients."

"A small act of kindness can make a massive social impact."

Dorine Lécuyer - Digital Marketing Executive "As a Tiny Budget Cooking food taster I can say that this is simple food that tastes delicious. At our office everyone envies Tiphaine's lunchbox and the smells that come with it. Lucky me, I was sitting next to her. miam miam." "Sometimes you win - Sometimes you learn."

Dorine Lécuyer - Digital Marketing Executive

"As a Tiny Budget Cooking food taster I can say that this is simple food that tastes delicious. At our office everyone envies Tiphaine's lunchbox and the smells that come with it. Lucky me, I was sitting next to her. miam miam."

"Sometimes you win - Sometimes you learn."