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How is it done please?
where's his lunch / supper thread thingy today?
Tuesday - rice
Wednesday - scrumping for apples
Thursday - catch some fish
Friday - eat a cows face fresh from the field
Saturday - Regret
Sunday - Mr Freeze
contrary to my wishes however you appear to have brought me a plateful of shit"
But do remember that frozen veg and tinned fruit is still very good for you. If tinned just drain off all sugary juices. Assume you can steam frozen veg? Do that instead of boil.
Dunno about rice etc cos don't really do rice.
Fish: makaerel's as cheap as chips and tastes really nice.
thats not cheap!
Not from Borough market just a stall somewhere cheap.
buy as little as possible from supermarkets. Butchers and Greengrocers are cheaper. Buy cheaper cuts of meat. Eat plenty of beans and pulses. I think fruit&veg that's 'in season' is a bit cheaper as well. You can get cheap fish as well. Mackerel is nice.
You're running out of time for the mussel season though.
i've never cooked squid at home, but I am a fan.
the shit out of your hands cleaning them like mussels.
Just fry them in a super hot wok for a minute or two.
Usually do a fortnightly shop, with 2 top ups.
Big shop: buy 3 boxes of cereal. 2 packs of mince, 2 packs of diced meat, 2 packs of filleted chicken (Most of these I freeze). Frozen vegetables, rice, jar of curry, jar of pasta sauce, loaf of bread, cheese and ham. Bananas, 2 bags of apples, 2 boxes of grapes, some carrots, potatoes, onion and green peppers. Usually a few small things too like meal maker sauchets, or noodles for stirfry. Bottle of orange squash.
That comes in £35-40. Usually have to top up on Milk and Bread, so would say I spend about £50 a fortnight on food.
From that its cereal and cup of tea for breakfast, toasted sandwich or pasta ting for lunch, with fruit, and then theres about 6-7 different types of dinner to make out of that. If I get a bit peckish, have some fruit.
how many differnet dinners do people eat?
I mix it up a bit, but well since I'm on a bit of a budget how exciting my dinners are isn't really a priority.
Dinners I'll have would be:
Pasta and Chicken
Grilled Chicken and Veg
I reckon thats pretty varied.
also lenitls and other pulses. Cheap and healthy protein. Nom.
pasta, noodles, bread, cheap standard veg, go easy on meat and wanky food, you can get really cheap fish if you need flesh, buy basics and in bulk and take advantage of any offers if you're not a fussy eater
Mix up the supermarkets for added variety
I manage to eat pretty well and healthily on about £20-£25 a week. Things like using tinned chopped tomatoes plus other stuff thrown in to make pasta sauce instead of using pre-made stuff, or learning how to make other kinds of sauces (like curry) from scratch, all help.
Frozen stuff is good. And remember that usually the stuff in the Basics/Value/etc. ranges is the same as the more expensive alternative, they just put it in nicer packaging so people with a bit more money can afford not to look cheap.
is an excellent cheap healthy dessert. also celery and carrots with humous as a healthy cheap snack.
my food is around £1-2 a day
at captain_wow - thats lo-fi livin'!
and would make me feel like shit, anyway
and you can last nearly a week with the money you're spending on food for one day
root around in the resulting mixture for a bit, picking out the the good bits: put these in the bin. now deep fry the rest in a blend of 12 herbs and spice