I have a resolution to take better care of myself in 2017 and this includes eating well. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but I am notoriously bad at eating in the morning. However, these cheap and tasty homemade vegan, organic and gluten-free instant porridge pots are my saviours and only 14p […]
I have been trying to keep food waste to a minimum recently at the Retreatist hovel so to use up some carrots in the fridge I made this carrot and coriander soup – with a twist! The twist being orange juice! Try it and let me know what you think – at under 20p per […]
As part of my drive to use up anything out of date or close to its end-date from my store cupboards I needed to find a use for a pack of dessicated coconut. Sweet treats are always scrummy but this recipe for cocoa and coconut brownies is to die for and makes 36 bites for under £4.50.
I have a jar of dried red lentils I have been aiming to use up for a long time and this week I finally got round to doing something with them: a frugal curried red lentil and coconut milk soup: slightly spicy, creamy and very tasty and perfect for batch cooking and freezing.
I have stopped buying food! I have been slipping lately in terms of my food shop – watching too much end up in the rubbish bag after bad meal planning.
Once a week I feel a bit guilty when my twitter feed fills up with posts for Meatless Monday! But I’ve decided not to feel guilty anymore for not taking part and here’s why…
I’m back with a new mealplan and this one is a little bit different but the same as we are now following a consciously healthy diet so there is much more focus on balanced diet and variety than there once might have been – while still trying to stay as frugal as possible!