Our fridge is not always full. In fact, when we do a ‘big shop’ or have our shopping delivered every now and then we tend to eat like gluttonous, greedy kings for a day or two and then slowly begin to wonder ‘What’s left?’ and piece the spare bits together to make the rest of the ends meet – a trait I’m sure a lot of us are guilty of when the fridge is bountiful.

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It’s useful to know that when you’ve got little in the fridge, or just the store cupboard essentials and one or two superfluous items, that you can make a meal. Eggs are fantastic for those trying times when you’re two key ingredients short of a recipe, or when you have no time to be inspired and frugal with your food. There’s scarcely a household that doesn’t buy a carton of eggs each week, without fail. As Russell’s mother taught him growing up, ‘When you’ve got eggs in the house, you’ve got the makings of a meal’…

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