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How to eat well, spend less and stay healthy: week 2

Eat well, spend less, stay healthy:  Week 2

5 weekday meals and 2 treats from one shopping bag of ingredients. Careful shopping and meal planning is the key to making your money go further and eating well and staying healthy.

Here is a list for a one stop shop to create several meals and a couple of treats

  • 2 - 3 carrots
  • Small pack chestnut mushrooms
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 garlic
  • Portions of squash and sweet potato
  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 2 - 3 onions (red and white)
  • 2-3 bananas
  • Frozen peas (or peas and beans)
  • 1 tin cherry tomatoes
  • From the chilled counter: 1 tub creme fraiche
  • 1 carton milk
  • 100g cheddar cheese
  • 2 chicken breasts  (or Quorn fillets) Frozen is fine
  • 150g streaky bacon
  • 1 Pkt Rissoto rice (Arborio)
  • Bread

Store Cupboard: porridge oats, pasta, caster sugar, soy sauce, stock cubes, cooking oil and salad dressing.

Fridge: eggs, margarine (or butter)

 

 

 

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Useful Links: Food Education

Really useful links to other websites: Food Education and exams

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Yeast for baking
Yeast is a useful ingredient in cookery. Yeast is used as a raising agent to make a dough mixture light with an 'open texture'.  Yeast is a biological raising agent. It is a single cell living organism called 'bakers yeast' or saccharomyces cereviciae.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cooking a celebration turkey meal

Are you cooking the Christmas meal or Thanksgiving dinner or simply a Sunday roast for the first time?

Excited but not sure how to do it?  

Follow my plan, shop and cook for success.

 

 

 

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Useful Links: Cooking Initiatives

Really useful links to other websites: Cooking Initiatives

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French Bread and Pastries

The Boulangerie is used on a daily basis in France and the trip to purchase freshly baked bread is routine for many people.

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Bury Market

Bury Market . . it just sounds good before you even start! If you are a foodie and can get to Lancashire it is a must visit venue.

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All About Tapas

Tapas are small savoury snacks that accompany drinks.  Tapa is the word for a ‘saucer.’  Saucers were reportedly used to cover drink glasses to keep out flies. Gradually, so the story goes, the saucer began to carry little morsels of food and so the beginnings of the wide variety of tapas grew.                          

 
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How to roast chestnuts

Chestnuts:

What is the difference between chestnuts and conkers?

How do I roast chestnuts in the oven?

Do chestnuts have any food value ?

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Cooking Skills - Basic Ingedients

Basic ingredients need to be understood.  Which ones are dry, which are wet, which are perishable, which will keep, which need chilled storage, which are Fair trade, Free-from, Light and so on.  

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