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Back to University Lunch Ideas

Emily is headed back to her last year of university and this time is commuting over an hour to classes. This means she needs fast food that is lunchbox ready and above all cheap. Let's be honest, whether you are off to school/ work, working from home or a stay-at-home mother / house person you… Continue reading Back to University Lunch Ideas

Dinners

Country potatoes

Emily loves potatoes. She would live on potatoes alone if I let her....just mashed potatoes! Country potatoes are more of a cross between mashed potato and chips in my opinion. Em plans to put her potatoes in a wrap with sausagemeat, eggs and salsa as breakfast burritos like w had back in the US. Alan… Continue reading Country potatoes

Menu Plans

Weekly Menu 1/9/2020

I plan my meals and buy as per my menu....then I go off on a tangent and do something else completely. Last week's plan went out the window when Alan and I realised we had two nights in a row of just the two of us for dinner. Two people were away and two were… Continue reading Weekly Menu 1/9/2020

Snacks

Roasted chickpeas

Snacks have been a frustration for us at times. I really love crunchy snacks and this has been a struggle. Popcorn is an option but plain is boring. Veggies and hummus is nice but doesn’t quite hit that chruchy snack craving for me. Roasted chickpeas have been a great option. You can do a slew… Continue reading Roasted chickpeas

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Weekly Menu 27/08/2020

Last week I promised a review of how my menu plan worked along with my plan for this week. I will go over breakfast, lunch and dinners separately. The breakfasts were completely different to my 0lan. I had spotted bagels at the store and had that with peanut butter. The plan was smoothies but when… Continue reading Weekly Menu 27/08/2020

Dinners

Asparagus Risotto

Quick and simple meal. This can be used with just about any vegetables in place of the asparagus if you are either not a fan or just don't have it to hand. I love a mushroom risotto and this can be substituted if you desire. Risotto really is a simple meal to make. Only took… Continue reading Asparagus Risotto

Dinners

Chick’n Noodle Soup

Before going plant based this was a family favourite with chicken...in fact it is Emily's favourite meal. I have a bit of a twist on the traditional recipe though as I use paprika for flavour. Originally, this was a Chicken Brunswick Stew I found in a cookbook but I didn't like this bit and added… Continue reading Chick’n Noodle Soup

Dinners

Dhal

Indian food is so rich and full of flavour. I am sure I don't do it justice but I still have a whirl with the easier stuff. This is one of those easier recipes. It is a great starter recipe to build your confidence. The lentils are great for protein and fibre. The tomatoes, onion,… Continue reading Dhal

Lifestyle

What I Eat on a Walking Day

My walk this weekend was only about 4 miles so not enough to be concerned about eating lots of extra calories or snacking during the walk. The temperature was slightly chilly for me without my jacket but hot with it (just a little after resistant cycling jacket). Though there were my most dreaded hills it… Continue reading What I Eat on a Walking Day