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2023 Vegan Storecupboard Challenge

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  • KajiKita
    KajiKita Posts: 4,428 Forumite
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    I had to bin the remaining portions of the chilli I made with ood ingredients from my storecupboard. I think the jackfruit was making it taste rancid and acrid - I’d eaten three of them but just couldn’t face any more of them …. I tried 🤷‍♀️

    However, I have used up two small cans of butter beans that were due to expire this coming March, in a Frugalwoods rice ‘n beans batch I made for my work lunches yesterday 😊

    KK
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  • leftatthetrafficlights
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    I had a massively busy week last week with family stuff so ate a lot of stuff from the freezer- not sure what I'm cooking for the rest of the week so will update when I've had a think! 😉 

    January has been an insane month for family stuff so I've had very little time- it should all be a lot more settled now so I'll be able to concentrate more on the forums in general and this challenge in particular!! 🙌
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    Weight loss challenge 2024:6/24lbs
    1st quarter start:9st 13.1lb
    2nd quarter start:9st 9.2lb
    3rd quarter start: 9st 6.8lb

    GC - July :
    Fruit & veg: 1) £23.99/£25; 2) £15.64/£25; 3) £10.87/£25; 4) £0/£25; 5) £0/£25

    Stores: £15.98/£20 (monthly)
    Household: £5.90/£20 (monthly)

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    Running total:£1064.59/£2712
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    Jan: £74.12; Feb: £300; Mar: £190; Apr: £200; May: £170; Jun: £68.96; Jul £61.51; 


  • KajiKita
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    Lovely to see you @leftatthetrafficlights 😊 Hope the family stuff wasn’t too rough and taken too much from you. 

    That’s what freezer stores are for! 😉 And now you have lots of new space for food creativity that we can all ride on your coattails with …. 😊

    KK
    As at 15.05.24:
    - When bought house £315,995 mortgage debt and end date at start = October 2039 <gulp>, now £251,152 end date brought closer by 2 months  
    - OPs to mortgage = £6,785 , Interest saved £2,522 to date
    - LTV 51% @ccord, 51% Yopa
    Fixed rate 2.17% ends October 2024

    Read 29 books of target 52 in 2024 (as @ 8th July)
    Produce tracker: £111.19 of £300

    Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your reality. 
  • gill5blue
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    gill5blue said:
    Hi All,
    Does anyone make their own milk?
    I have been looking at the salter milk maker and wondered if anyone on here makes their own milk?
    Any advice would br gratefully recieved
    Gill5blue
    Hi ALL,
    update....I have now made oat milk and almond milk...both tasted perfectly fine. I will make all my own milk from now on.
    gill5blue
    paid all debts off 2024 yay

  • KajiKita
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    gill5blue said:
    gill5blue said:
    Hi All,
    Does anyone make their own milk?
    I have been looking at the salter milk maker and wondered if anyone on here makes their own milk?
    Any advice would br gratefully recieved
    Gill5blue
    Hi ALL,
    update....I have now made oat milk and almond milk...both tasted perfectly fine. I will make all my own milk from now on.
    gill5blue
    Bravo! 😊👏

    Out of curiosity, what do your store your HM milks in?

    KK
    As at 15.05.24:
    - When bought house £315,995 mortgage debt and end date at start = October 2039 <gulp>, now £251,152 end date brought closer by 2 months  
    - OPs to mortgage = £6,785 , Interest saved £2,522 to date
    - LTV 51% @ccord, 51% Yopa
    Fixed rate 2.17% ends October 2024

    Read 29 books of target 52 in 2024 (as @ 8th July)
    Produce tracker: £111.19 of £300

    Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your reality. 
  • gill5blue
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    Hi,
    I currently keep the milk in a 2 pint plastic container, but I am looking at getting a glass bottle from Ikea when I next go there.
    Cheers
    Gill5blue
    paid all debts off 2024 yay

  • KajiKita
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    gill5blue said:

    Hi,
    I currently keep the milk in a 2 pint plastic container, but I am looking at getting a glass bottle from Ikea when I next go there.
    Cheers
    Gill5blue
    Thank you :) 

    KK
    As at 15.05.24:
    - When bought house £315,995 mortgage debt and end date at start = October 2039 <gulp>, now £251,152 end date brought closer by 2 months  
    - OPs to mortgage = £6,785 , Interest saved £2,522 to date
    - LTV 51% @ccord, 51% Yopa
    Fixed rate 2.17% ends October 2024

    Read 29 books of target 52 in 2024 (as @ 8th July)
    Produce tracker: £111.19 of £300

    Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your reality. 
  • leftatthetrafficlights
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    Weekend with the grandbaby so not much cooking happened! 

    Today I've cooked the black speckled lentils with lemon and capers and the cannellini bean & harissa 'hommous' that I put on page 3 and I've made a wholegrain mustard veg dish to go with it (chopped onion, sliced carrot and parsnips, sliced broccoli stalks and green beans cooked in stock then a large spoonful of wholegrain mustard added). I'll serve them with salad leaves and pomegranate today then I'll do the leftovers tomorrow with a red grapefruit, black grape, orange and pomegranate salsa. 

    I need to write a menu plan tomorrow- I'm out to eat on Friday and Saturday this week but I have no further things on for a couple of weeks after that so want to really get sorted! 

    Hope everyone is doing well!! 😁
    DNF: £566.61/£1000
    JSF: £284.76/£1000

    Weight loss challenge 2024:6/24lbs
    1st quarter start:9st 13.1lb
    2nd quarter start:9st 9.2lb
    3rd quarter start: 9st 6.8lb

    GC - July :
    Fruit & veg: 1) £23.99/£25; 2) £15.64/£25; 3) £10.87/£25; 4) £0/£25; 5) £0/£25

    Stores: £15.98/£20 (monthly)
    Household: £5.90/£20 (monthly)

    GC 2024 - Annual Target:£2712
    Running total:£1064.59/£2712
    Monthly Target: £226
    Jan: £74.12; Feb: £300; Mar: £190; Apr: £200; May: £170; Jun: £68.96; Jul £61.51; 


  • KajiKita
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    @leftatthetrafficlights

    “I’ve made a wholegrain mustard veg dish to go with it (chopped onion, sliced carrot and parsnips, sliced broccoli stalks and green beans cooked in stock then a large spoonful of wholegrain mustard added).”

    This sounds good! 😊
    How finely are you slicing the carrot, parsnips, broccoli stalks and green beans and how long did you cook them in the stock (roughly?).

    KK
    As at 15.05.24:
    - When bought house £315,995 mortgage debt and end date at start = October 2039 <gulp>, now £251,152 end date brought closer by 2 months  
    - OPs to mortgage = £6,785 , Interest saved £2,522 to date
    - LTV 51% @ccord, 51% Yopa
    Fixed rate 2.17% ends October 2024

    Read 29 books of target 52 in 2024 (as @ 8th July)
    Produce tracker: £111.19 of £300

    Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your reality. 
  • MissRikkiC
    MissRikkiC Posts: 1,236 Forumite
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    I’m not vegan however have recently had to make some vegan choices when it comes to dairy so have been reading along and seriously enjoying the food inspiration so thanks! 

    Tonight I made the red lentil pancakes and really enjoyed them eventually. I think I expected them to be a more wrapable texture. They weren’t and they stuck to 2 pans I used to try and cook them but I can say they were actually very tasty with some seasoning added. They’re great for increasing my protein count and also such a neutral flavour for the children. I suspect you can play around a little with them which I will and report back. 

    Here i am again.... Older but not any wiser!

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