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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby belle » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:05 pm

Hi there.
I like liver and bacon - (so does Ulysses!) - but I've never had it in a curry....????? :?
I'll take your word for it wishbone. :D
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby wishbone » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:47 pm

:lol: I decided to have one of the portions for breakfast. Yum yum
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby belle » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:13 pm

Ha - actually I do like cold curry for breakfast if I have some left over from a take away!! :o
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby zoe » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:55 am

Reading all this is making me hungry, my mums never been a very good cook neither is my dad, so when i cook i go my recipes, and il have try some new things like these one day, ive never made my own soup or cooked a chicken and made stuff out of it, it sounds pretty difficult seen as i aint done it but it probably aint, i usually stick with the easy stuff to make like spagetti bolegnese, lasagna, sheperds pie, pasta bake(tuna mayonnaise and pasta or tomatoes or beans with cheese and pasta) easy xx
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby belle » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:42 pm

Hi everyone.
I'm really from the 'Pierce and Ping School of Cookery' :? but do feel inspired to try some of these when I feel up to it, so thank you for all the great ideas.
This is something I do occasionally which is very simple and, as far as I know, no name!!
It is for one person.

Courgette and Bacon Stir Fry:
a little bit of oil to cover the bottom of a wok
1 courgette -sliced
1 onion - sliced
a few mushrooms - sliced
2 tomatoes - quartered
2 rasher of bacon - cut into small pieces
pinch of dried mixed herbs
splash of soya sauce

Put everything into the wok in that order
Stir quite often for about 15 mins until it all looks cooked
Eat and hopefully enjoy!

If you want more to go with it you could do a jacket potato in the mic or have some crusty bread perhaps.

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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby wishbone » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:39 pm

Thanks Belle :D .

Zoe, welcome to the forum. You said about soup. I might have put this one on here already, but, tomato soup is really easy and cheap.

Buy a carton of tomato juice
Chop some onion and garlic
Cook in a little oil.
When onions go transparent and soft, Pour in the tomato juice and bring to simmer. add salt and pepper and that's it.

if you wish to make it tomato curry soup, add the curry powder to the cooked onions. Stir into the onions and cook for a little and then pour in the tomato juice. (curry powder is optional, I'm just mad for curry ;) )
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby Londongirl29 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:28 pm

Sorry to interfere, but another good and cheap soup to make is potato and onion, both veg can be bought really cheaply (tescos value etc), vegetable stock or chicken if you like, again tescos value, really filling and hardly costs anything. If your anything like me I always have loads of potatoes to use up or you can throw in any veg you have left, Making your own bread is cheap and easy too, you don't even have to buy a loaf tin, you can make a roundy one and put it on a baking tray. For what it costs to buy one loaf of branded bread you can make two of your own, plus you can freeze it.
Apologies for butting in. xx
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby belle » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:38 pm

Hi there.
No need to apologise - all posts welcome here!
Making your own bread? That always sounds really hard to do - yeast and dough rising in the airing cupboard....?! :lol:
Please could you write up a recipe on here when you have time?
I'd be interested to hear what you have to do because I find shop loaves go dry so quickly it would be easier to make smaller ones - or maybe a big one a feeze it in pieces.
Thanks for the ideas.
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby judithj » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:03 pm

it's not difficult: you just need somewhere warm to put the dough.
try this one: http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type ... bread.html hugs, Judith xxx
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Re: Cheaper food alternatives

Postby belle » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:08 pm

OK - I might be brave.
Thank you Judith.
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