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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
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    Love food hate Waste Part two for 2018 :)
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    • 13th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
    Love food hate Waste Part two for 2018 :) 13th Jan 18 at 10:18 AM
    Hi chums I see for some reason unbeknown to us all that the previous thread was deleted .OK well lets no be despondant it was 11 months old and I certainly didn't expect it to run as long as it did,but this will no defeat us in our object to LFHW will it .So come on chums get those ideas rolling again for the new year ahead

    JackieO xxx
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Sep 18, 7:58 AM
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    Just checked the Aldi website and Super 6 is on until 26th September. Will be able to get some when I get home.

    Denise
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 16th Sep 18, 8:14 AM
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    I got seduced by the glossy sleekness of the aubergines, bought 4, need ideas for using up, don`t mind preserving either, could dry or freeze.
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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 16th Sep 18, 8:25 AM
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    Aldi have chestnut mushrooms on offer 59p so I'll get some and make tomato and lentil bolognese, use up some of the lentil 'mountain'

    Any suggestions please, I have 4 tins of Five beans,usually use with couscous but would appreciate suggestions?
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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 16th Sep 18, 8:40 AM
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    Aubergine pasta bake. Cook some pasta. Slice and fry the aubergine(s), make a simple mince and tomato sauce, chop some chorizo, chop and mix mozzarella with some grated pecorino. Layer in a baking dish. Bake. Simples.
    • freyasmum
    • By freyasmum 16th Sep 18, 8:48 AM
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    silver-oldie

    I made this recently, and I really enjoyed it -
    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/kidney-bean-curry
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 16th Sep 18, 8:54 AM
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    silver-oldie

    I made this recently, and I really enjoyed it -
    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/kidney-bean-curry
    Originally posted by freyasmum
    Thank you, looks lovely but DH has Barrett's oesophagus and can't eat spicy food, sorry should have said.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Sep 18, 10:01 AM
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    I use mixed beans to do the Jack Monroe goulash. Only spice used is a little smoked paprika. I usually serve with rice.

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Sep 18, 10:10 AM
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    I got seduced by the glossy sleekness of the aubergines, bought 4, need ideas for using up, don`t mind preserving either, could dry or freeze.
    Originally posted by pamsdish
    I make a sort of lasagne using slices of aubergine instead of pasta. I use all sorts of veg in the tomato sauce. Every time I make it is different.

    Have also made a dish my dad used to call rounders which made a little mince go a long way. It's just layers of different vegetables with a mince layer in the middle, for example layer of potatoes at bottom, layer of onions, layer of sliced aubergines, layer of courgettes, layer of mince, then more layers of veg, pour over some stock, top with a layer of potatoes. Either spray oil over or dots of butter. Obviously needs a deep dish (or a deep cake tin would probably work, preferably loose bottomed and lined with foil to make it easy to remove).

    Denise
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 16th Sep 18, 4:37 PM
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    Made some pasta sauce using up mushrooms, pepper, onion from the fridge plus tomatoes from the garden and a fresh aubergine from the garden.

    Made some tomato ketchup. (Tomatoes from the garden) It was a lot easier removing the skins first. Had all other ingredients in the cupboard already.

    Made a rhubarb and crumble with leftover stewed rhubarb from the garden.

    Had suetpudding beef in ale with butternut squash, courgette, carrots and runner beans - all veggies home grown. Saving plastic containers that had the suet puddings in. Will now make own suet puds.
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    • Living proof
    • By Living proof 16th Sep 18, 5:56 PM
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    I grow what I can and freeze and dehydrate it but also buy rtc bags of salads in Lidl for 20p sometimes. I only use a little of the bag which I can justify in terms of cost, but not the waste so I have now started drying what is left as the dehydrator is running pretty much constantly at present and in daylight hours it costs me nothing due to solar. I can grind up the resulting leaves and add them to smoothies or as a base for vegetable stock.
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    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 16th Sep 18, 8:56 PM
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    OH came back from asda on Friday with a bag full of YS veg. 4 packs of tenderstem broccoli, 4 bags of kale, 2 gags of sugar snap peas and some spinach. There was no way I would use it all before it went off so it got blanched and frozen into 3 bags for ready made stir fry mixes.
    Another bulk lot of courgettes, onion, peppers and tomatoes got roasted today so will incorporate that into meals in the week.
    I made some jam yesterday so today I sorted out the cupboards to see what I had.
    I've got 33 jars of jam and 17 jars of chutney!!!!! I think out of the 50 jars about 80% are this year's. The hot weather didn't seem to have much of an effect in our garden!.
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 17th Sep 18, 6:46 AM
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    I use mixed beans to do the Jack Monroe goulash. Only spice used is a little smoked paprika. I usually serve with rice.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Thank you, looks really good,will try it tomorrow
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 17th Sep 18, 5:32 PM
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    just stuffed a nice large yellow pepper with dry fried diced mushrooms and a little onion and grated cheese and a dash of chilli sauce, and topped with dried stuffing mix and its in my remoska cooking in foil that's my dinner tonight sorted with a large green salad.Now and again I really enjoy a meat free Monday night's dinner, quick and easy and I have some fresh fruit salad to follow.Weathers been glorious today so I am making the most of the sunshine ,plenty of time for casseroles when the weather turns I am still in summer mode here in Kent
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 18th Sep 18, 10:45 AM
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    Back on the bandwagon - not that i really fall off but trying to be a bit more mindful.

    OH is off on his holibobs with mates next week - always a good opportunity to get through stuff and it means no cooking Although tonight he is at footie and DD is working late so i've dug out a cheesy vegetable bake from the freezer for me. Made it in february so it needs eating (and in itself was made to use stuff up). I shall pick some beans from the garden to have with it.

    OH out again tomorrow (at his mothers) so i shall have something freezery again, probably a fish pie with more HG beans. Thursday DD and I are going to a vegan 'pop up' restaurant. OH's mate is staying friday, which is more of a challenge as he doesn't like anything with any flavour so it'll have to be some kind of slab of meat with veg..
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    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 18th Sep 18, 5:58 PM
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    Still haven't been shopping since last Friday so my purse hasn't seen the light of day and have used up two more sauce mixes. I used a packet one on Sunday for a sausage & herb casserole and a jar of mushroom sauce on Monday for a tuna & mushroom pasta meal. Yes, I can make my own mushroom sauce but tbf this jar was one of my clearance bargains at 20p so I don't feel bad about it.

    Tonight we're having a liver, bacon & onion casserole with mash and the last of the sprouts (liver and bacon bits from freezer).

    Today I've made a bacon & vegetable bake using half a large courgette, a large carrot, a small onion, half a red pepper, bacon bits, some grated cheese and an egg. Enough for 8 portions in all and lots of bits used up.

    I've also done an easy "malt" loaf using a recipe I spotted on one of the threads - not sure which one it was, but if the OP is reading along, thanks very much, it's fab and a doddle to do.

    Tomorrow I shall sit and do next week's meal plan before I go shopping at the end of the week so I can be sure I'm only buying what I need. It will be mainly fresh F&V as there won't be much of that left by then. Current stocks stand at: x5 small onions, x6 carrots, x5 tomatoes, enough lettuce for a salad, x6 eggs and one apple.

    I've checked the weather forecast and think shopping day may be Friday. Thursday is forecast 16C with heavy showers and Friday is 12C with sunshine and light showers. Plus I can collect DH's prescription from the GPs, wait for it to be filled in the next door pharmacy and hopefully collect windfall crab apples on my way to Sainsbugs. There should be plenty as it's very windy here!
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    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 18th Sep 18, 7:33 PM
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    Glad you enjoy the malt loaf YorksLass, It's a recipe I was given about 30 years ago and always works

    I made a version of minestrone soup on Sunday, using up two YS sausages by taking them out of their skin and making mini meatballs, the trimmings from fennel instead of celery and LO spinach instead of kale/cabbage. Most of my soups tend to be based on what's in the fridge or cupboard which needs to be used up
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 19th Sep 18, 7:11 AM
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    YorkLass - could you put the recipe for malt loaf on here please? My DH absolutely loves it so would be great to be able to make one and know exactlynwhat's in it.

    Denise
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 19th Sep 18, 6:26 PM
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    Easy "Malt" Loaf Recipe
    Ah yes, Brambling, it was you! This is the original recipe:

    1 cup all bran
    1 cup milk (not skimmed)
    1 cup mixed dried fruit
    1 cup sugar (I use a dark brown but any will work)
    1 cup self raising flour

    Mix the first 4 ingredients together (bran, milk, fruit & sugar) omitting the flour, cover and leave in the fridge overnight.

    Add the flour and mix together, pour into a greased 2lb loaf tin and bake 190 (170 fan) for approx an hour.

    1 cup = approx 250ml (same cup for all ingredients, level - not heaped)

    As Brambling said, it's a very forgiving recipe as was proved by the tweaks I made.

    I used crumbled wheat biscuits instead of All Bran, light brown sugar instead of dark, added one beaten egg with the flour and also 1 level tsp mixed spice. DH remarked today how nice it was, so I think it's definitely a keeper and it's now written in "my" recipe book.

    Considering there's no malt in sight, it's a pretty good substitute! Next time I might try adding 1 tblsp black treacle to the mix in place of the egg. I could even be tempted to buy a jar of malt extract when H&B next have their 1p sale!
    Last edited by YorksLass; 19-09-2018 at 6:43 PM. Reason: Further comment
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 19th Sep 18, 7:08 PM
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    Thanks YorkLass.
    • Shropshirelass
    • By Shropshirelass 19th Sep 18, 8:36 PM
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    I do love food hate waste and was getting cross at the size of the end slices in the white bread OH likes for his toast in the morning. For some reason the crusts are now twice the thickness of the rest of the loaf.
    I saved them up in a container in the freezer, and tonight made a bread and butter pudding. Cut them into small 'soldiers' instead of triangles. Very nice too with usual thin custard.
    I've also grated some of them into breadcrumbs, seems easier to do from frozen.
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