This week's highlights on Carlton Food Network:

Chef on a Shoestring (Sat 2pm) Chef Brian Turner visits a family and shows them how to prepare a memorable meal for under pounds 10. Today's recipe is bean and sausage hot pot with parsley dumplings and fruit kebabs.

Alive and Cooking (Tue 12.30pm) Healthy skin is the subject of today's show, hosted by nutritionist Jane Clarke and Dr Stephen Amiel. Low-fat spreads and citrus fruits are on the menu.

Ideal Home Cooks (Thur 1.30pm) Nanette Newman visits some of the UK's most unusual and stylish homes to discuss entertaining, cooking and interior design.

Food Network Daily (Fri 12noon) Su Porter hosts this daily magazine show which brings the latest news and views from the world of food.