This website's aim is to provide you with a wealth of recipes, kitchen tips, and resources for residents of Alston Moor and for those facing financial difficulties.
With the help of our expert chefs featured once a month, we offer a variety of recipes that can fit any budget. Meals for two or for large parties, snacks, and soon delicious desserts – you will find it all here. Our recipes are made with seasonal ingredients, which not only keeps the budget in check but ensures freshness. Plus, you’ll find cooking techniques to help you make the most of your ingredients.
Our chefs also offer cooking tips, tricks, and secrets that you’ll never learn in a cookbook. You’ll find tips on how to stretch your ingredients, money-saving advice, and more. Plus, at the bottom of this page there is the information about how to get food from Alston’s food bank if you are in financial difficulties. And other services that can help you out if you are in a pinch.
We hope that our website will give you the tools you need to create delicious, budget-friendly meals. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cook, we’re here to help you get the most out of your ingredients. We look forward to hearing from you and for you to share our culinary adventures!
No need to trawl the internet looking for cheap, quick and delicious recipes. We've done the hard work for you. We've even given an approximate cost for each portion based on what's on the shelves at local shops, including the Spar, the Co-op and Alston Wholefoods. Hopefully there is something to suit all tastes. Also every week we are featuring a Recipe of the Week, so there is always something new and fresh up here!
There are lots of organisations and groups who can offer support or useful advice, it's just knowing where to look. Make a start here, where we've listed many of them. It's not an exhaustive list by any means, but we're certain that the contacts on this website can direct you to where you need to go. Also featured on the site is Tip of the Week. We know there are loads of little things that can make a difference to both our lives and our pockets.
Even if you don't need to pick up the telephone and call us, please take a look around at the resources, recipes, and money saving tips on here. Even if you are managing your finances at the moment, but are worried about the coming months, there is help and advice out there. Whatever your situation, plan ahead, starting now.
Our parcels are delivered by appointed volunteers who will respect your confidentiality and privacy. Please don't hesitate if you need the Food Bank's support.
People on Alston Moor
We are building up a "Library" or maybe call it "Bank" of recipes and kitchen tips. We will try and feature a new one every week. You can find them here.
We also would like recipes and tips from you. What is your favourite dish? What kitchen tip could you share with us?
Send us a recipe or a "tip" that you think people would like and appreciate. We will feature it as our recipe or tip of the month. We are showcasing that it is very possible to eat well on a limited budget.