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Avoiding The Shops - What We Ate

I'm trying to ditch my love affair with food shopping, it's very hard, I find it to be very relaxing, not as relaxing as Ikea, but not bad at all. A couple of times this week I've been the only one eating at home so when I have prepared something I've made enough for me to just heat and eat when I'm on my own. It's been a bit of a hectic and slightly stressful week, so comfort food has been the order of the day. 

At the weekend we ate hash, it was mainly to take with us when we went to Stoke for the football, but I made a vat of it so we enjoyed some after our full day in the garden on Saturday, and plenty on Sunday. 


No meal plan here is complete without noodles.


I found a packet of ready cooked noodles in the pantry, I must have felt very lazy the day I bought them!


This is a nicer-than-it-looks butterbean and vegetable stew with roast potatoes and veg.


The leftover stew was mixed with some pasta and topped with v-pud, just what was needed for a wet and windy evening. 

We're trying to reduce the amount of junk we bring into the house (Dan's on a diet), and the amount of packaging we chuck out so I have made a few treats as I know if I don't have a little something, eventually I'll had a gigantic blow out.


So I made some cherry muffins, there's enough space in the freezer box to store these so they won't sit in the pantry providing too much temptation. I'm going to attempt some baked crisps tonight, cutting the spuds on the spiraliser, can't see why that wouldn't work.

Speaking of lowering waste, I think I saw this tip on a Sustainably Vegan video or somewhere like that - when buying bananas consider buying the single ones! Lots of people are likely to grab a bunch so the single ones might get left behind and go to waste. This works really well for us as Dan likes bananas to be really really ripe whereas I like them a little less so. 

The pantry is fair less full than it once was. Six tins of carlin peas remain. 

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  1. We have a financial snaffu with our trip, still going, but feel a need to belt tighten even more to make up for it. Your recipes look incredibly tasty and love the less packaging. Cherry muffins? What a treat.

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    1. Thank you. Hope you can rejig your budget without too much pain!

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  2. You've got me there now. I'll be spending ages getting hold of the single bananas in the supermarket, feeling bad for the ones which could get left behind. Just like making sure I get every baked bean out of the can. X

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  3. Working our way through leftover bits and bobs here as well. I will say though that your meals look way tastier than mine.

    God bless.

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    1. As long as it tastes good, who cares what it looks like?

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  4. It was the hash that got my mouth watering today, it looks delicious.

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    1. Hash is my absolute favourite thing, and other than the peeling, it takes no effort at all.

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  5. That's an excellent tip about buying bananas...I shall share it on one of the green pages I moderate. Cheers!
    Arilx

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    1. I couldn't believe such a sensible idea had been staring me in the face!

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  6. The hash looks super tasty!!! I quite like just buying one or two bananas so I will try that...in the unlikely event I buy them as it hardly ever happens!

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