Hey, sometimes you don’t have a ton of dough. It’s close to rent day, you splurged on fancy winter camping equipment, it happens. Thankfully there’s Cook On A Shoestring, from author Sophie Wright. Bet you never knew how to turn such a small amount of food into so, so very many meals.

On toast or baked potatoes or served as a soup, this savvy saver’s dish is quick, inexpensive and cheerful. You can make it with dry or canned beans, fresh tomatoes, jarred artisan pepperoni that needs using up, or your everyday lunchbox type. It’s your recipe; I’m just giving you the method. You can choose what exactly to put in it using my guidelines and with an eye on what needs using up in your kitchen.

Reprinted with permission from Cook on a Shoestring