Yesterday I mention ‘the other store cupboard’. It’s the place where I keep baking ingredients and random sauces and condiments. It’s where I go for breakfast because it is where the porridge oats live. My breakfasts are sorted this week because if it. Oats, dried fruits, I’m all good. I was still missing those elusive green vegetables though, so armed with my own shopping bags, I headed for Tooting High Street. Between the two markets we have ‘The Bowl People’. They sell fruit and vegetables in bowls for £1 each. It’s a lottery and there is never a guarantee of what they will have, but that makes it all the more fun. When feeding two of us, it’s a great way to buy bananas, and if you’re doing a big pot meal, a stew or a curry it’s great way to buy your vegetables, but alas, no broccoli today…
So I headed to the fruit and veg stall at the front of Tooting Market, they usually have most things, but I guess as we are between broccoli seasons (just) and due to the weird weather, if I wanted it I’d have to get the plastic wrapped variety in the supermarket. Nope.
Having already decided to make those steaks into some kind of satay beef dish to use up a jar of peanut butter in ‘the other store cupboard’ and some chillies in the fridge, I went for a large bunch of choy sum from one of the market shops. Very exciting.
Back home for lunch, and I’m on day two of the green dump soup (recipe here). I fancied something spicy for lunch and went for Moroccan. I fished half a green chilli out of the fridge and some ras el hanout from the spice drawer. In the freezer I had some chickpea and cauliflower mix, I threw that in too and added the soup. Some crispy onions and a drizzle of pomegranate molasses later, that was lunch.
Dinner was my meal from Planet Organic via Too Good To Go. It wasn’t expecting it to fill me up at all…how wrong I was! It was both filling and delicious. I did bulk it out with some of the sweet potato I had roasted on Sunday but I’m not sure I needed to.
Now I know that I can get a really good meal out of a Too Good To Go food rescue, I’m going to consider another for later in the week, because…. turns out my budget is going REALLY far!
|Day||£ spent||£ of £25 |
|Sunday||£3.99 Planet Organic on Too Good To Go||£21.01|
|Sunday||£1.99 Almond milk from my local shop||£19.02|
|Monday||£1 spend on choy sum from Tooting Market||£18.02|
Now I know that this is because I am using up lots of food, but I must remember that I wouldn’t have all of this food left over if I had not bought too much in the first place. I’m learning.