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My week ration-book cooking

‘I’ve made a week’s worth of meals out of almost nothing’

In a strange new world of shortages, empty shelves, and once-a-fortnight trips to the supermarket, I started to struggle to put decent meals on the table for my husband, Erik, 49, and daughter, Lily, 17. Erik is fanatical about healthy eating, and won’t touch processed food or sugar.

And like most teenagers, Lily goes through fads, and sees carbs as the devil’s food. Normally, I grill a steak or lamb chops, and serve them with salad and green veggies, like asparagus or kale. On other days, we have fresh

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