Amy Sheppard is a busy mum of two boys, living in Buckinghamshire. Amy grew up in Cornwall and was taught to cook by her mum. There was never very much money, so the key was cooking great food on a budget, by shopping smart and using up leftovers. When Amy became a stay-at-home mum, the reduction in income meant that she had to be more frugal and imaginative in the way that she shopped and cooked. Returning to the cooking style she was brought up on, Amy began to develop simple budget recipes for her own family. Her first book, The Savvy Shopper's Cookbook, was written with busy people in mind; enabling them to get everything they need from discount supermarkets, by providing simple, healthy meal ideas that don't cost the earth.