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Women became adept at producing nourishing healthy meals from basic, and sometimes, strange ingredients.

Dr. Carrot and Potato Pete were characters introduced to get people to eat more vegetables. As part of the Dig for Victory campaign, many people grew their own vegetables.

The Ministry for Food produced a series of leaflets offering advice and recipes for the housewife.

English Monkey

(Economical Scrambled Eggs)

1 egg (reconstituted dried egg)
1 cup of stale breadcrumbs
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of cheese (grated)
1 tablespoon margarine
1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper

Method: Soak the breadcrumbs in the milk. Melt the margarine in a pan, add the cheese and when melted add the soaked breadcrumbs and the egg (well beaten) and seasoning. Cook for 3 minutes. Spread on toast.

The Ministry of Food also produced leaflets showing women how they could save on cooking fuel.

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