I know asking for recipes bugs some readers so, sorry, but I have
looked on loads of websites - I'm sure chickies have better ideas!
I'm really down to the bare store cupboard ingredients and need to spin them out as long as. Don't feel sorry for me, I've had a vacation in Spain, I'm going to Paris in October, God willing. Apart from the fact that cooking frugally and veggielly helps me concentrate on weightloss too, I Do need to draw in my financial horns a bit. I've also had a lot of vet's bills for the dogs this past few weeks, and that's even with insurance.
If I tell you what I've got in my cupboard, I'd really appreciate any suggestions as to how to make it last as long as possible, while buying as little extra as possible.
I'm just eating a Quick Beans and Rice recipe from Frugal Abundance, which is delicious, may have overdone the chili flakes a bit, it's giving me a hot flush!
brown basmati rice, about a cup
a pound of dried kidney beans
half a pound of red lentils
a small slab pack of readymade polenta
a ready made sweet pastry case
yeast (I only let myself have one small loaf a week, bready carbs aren't good for my mood)
loads of herbs and spices
chestnut puree (it was on special a few weeks ago!)
2 cans of tomatoes
a can of butter beans - is that the same as lima?
a little honey
some blackcurrant jam
milk, about 2 litres for some reason
(yes, I know I need a big fruit and veg injection!)