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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby wishbone » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:14 pm

I freeze everything. I've got sliced courgettes, my herbs, spinach, onions, tomato wedges, mushrooms, even melon, berries, avocado, banana, pinapple slices.

I bought 3 melons recently for 49p each (on offer) I need to put some of it in the freezer.

I made turkey and mushroom rissotto for my meal in the end.

one cup rice and two cups of water (I used some of my soup liquor) more water if you use brown rice, or top it up during cooking
onion, sliced mushrooms, garlic, spinach, coriander, tomatoes, seasoning
Bung it all in together and bring to simmer, let simmer until rice is cooked, can top up with water if necessary.

I have a portion left for tomorrow too and still have lots of turkey left :D
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby belle » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:19 pm

You guys will be turning me into a veritable domestic goddess at this rate.
Shove up Jamie Oliver - Belle is on the way!!! :)
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby MythEagle » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:40 pm

If you like curry / chilli you can make huge meals really cheaply with a little planning. Mine are usually meat free (unless I catch the store at closing when they are selling it off cheap), and consist of onions, chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans / canellini beans / pinto beans, stock cube, curry powder and or chilli powder, and a couple of cans of chopped tomatoes.

If you buy the dried beans and rehydrate them overnight its cheaper than buying the canned version, and you can add any fresh veg you have lying around.

If anyone wants a proper recipe I can write one up.

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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby wishbone » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:12 pm

Thanks Edan. If you have a recipe then it would be great to see it :D
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby Cardiff » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:51 pm

Thanks edan, would love a recipe too
and wishbone, taking up your ideas too x
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby wishbone » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:33 am

Glad it may be of use.

I have just had scrambled egg with pitta bread for breaky. I find this keeps me going for a long time and is quite cheap and quick.
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby MythEagle » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:00 pm

I'll post up a recipe when I make the next batch, if it tastes ok. It might be me but everything I cook at the minute tastes odd and I'd hate to give anyone a duff recipe.
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby Cardiff » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:42 pm

:D :D
You havent eaten my cooking!which explains why there are no recipes from me.
There is my famous bouncing bomb banana bread, inedible but makes agood doorstop.

Trying judiths chickpea curry tonight - it looks like I might be able to manage it without the aid of a safety net! :D
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby wishbone » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:41 pm

Thanks Edan, I'll look forward to it
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby wishbone » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:28 am

Well, I've kind of made a curry. er, with 'Liver' and Bacon :lol:

I got the liver cheap, only about 44p so, had to use it somehow and wanted a good strong flavour. Funnily enough, it was nice and I have two more portions left.

I am not sure any of you would want this recipe :lol:
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