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Unity Submitted on the 2011/11/25 10:46:47
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Whether our food bills are R600 a week for one or R600 a month for four, we are all feeling the pressure to cut down our costs on food.

Here are some tips:

Plan your meals for the week in advance.

Go shopping with a list and stick to it.

Don’t go food shopping on an empty stomach – you’ll end up with mouth-watering goodies in your basket that you can’t really afford.

Compare prices. And don’t assume that one supermarket will always be cheaper – or more expensive – than another. You’ll sometimes be surprised at the bargains at the more upmarket stores, and the higher prices at the budget ones.

Take advantage of special offers in supermarkets.

Buy house brands as they are mostly cheaper than brand names.

Buy vegetables and fruits in season.

Buying vegetables and fruit loose is often cheaper than packaged.

Buy and cook in bulk – bulk prices for meat and chicken are often cheaper so cook quantities of a dish and freeze it or divide the goods into smaller packets and freeze for later use.

Don’t waste any food – refrigerate or freeze any leftovers. They often can be used in sandwiches or salads for lunch.

Use ingredients like lentils and pulses to bulk up your meals.

Go vegetarian a couple of days a week, as vegetables are far cheaper than meat.

Embrace the slow-cooking trend by using cheaper, more unusual cuts of meat.

If you have the space, start a kitchen garden, growing herbs and seasonal vegetables.



It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


Unity Submitted on the 2011/11/25 10:48:18
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Shopping list

2 x170g cans of tuna

2 kg onions

4 bread rolls

6 eggs

2kg potatoes

400g can of pilchards

2x400g can of chopped tomatoes

sachet of tomato paste

125g packet of frozen corn

250g lasagne sheets

500g beef mince

500g chicken breast fillets

400g can of red kidney beans

250g cheese

500g dried brown lentils

1 litre milk

1kg carrots

1 bunch celery

½ cabbage

2 green peppers

2 tomatoes

1kg rice



It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


Unity Submitted on the 2011/11/25 10:48:39
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MONDAY: LENTIL LASAGNE

Serves 4

30ml oil

2 onions, chopped

2 carrots, peeled and diced

2 stalks of celery, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, chopped

750ml cooked brown lentils

400g can of chopped tomatoes

180ml water

15ml tomato paste

10ml mixed herbs

5ml sugar

salt and pepper

Sauce

60 margarine

60ml flour

500ml milk

190g cheese, grated

salt and pepper

6 lasagne sheets

Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion, carrots, celery and garlic over a medium heat until soft.

Add the lentils, tomatoes, water, tomato paste, herbs and sugar and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes until the mixture has thickened and reduced.

Season well and allow to cool slightly.

SAUCE: Melt the margarine in a small saucepan. Add the flour and cook for a minute.

Gradually add the milk, stirring until the mixture boils and thickens.

Remove from the heat and stir in 125g of the cheese and season well.

Grease the base of an ovenproof dish and lay 2-3 sheets of lasagne over the base. Top with half the lentil mixture and then half the sauce.

Add another layer of lasagne. Top with remaining lentil mixture and finally a layer of sauce.

Sprinkle over remaining cheese and bake at 180°C for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Remove and serve warm.



It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


Unity Submitted on the 2011/11/25 10:49:06
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TUESDAY: PILCHARD COTTAGE PIE Serves 4

Topping

3-4 potatoes, peeled and chopped

30ml butter or margarine

salt and pepper

30-40ml warm milk

Filling

30ml oil

2 onions, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

1-2 carrots, peeled and diced

1 green pepper, seeded and diced

400g can of pilchards, bones removed

180ml frozen sweet corn

salt and pepper

Boil the potatoes until soft. Drain and mash. Add the butter, seasoning and milk.

FILLING: Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion, garlic, carrots and peppers until soft.

Add the pilchards and sweet corn and cook for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and season well.

Spoon the mixture into an ovenproof casserole and spread the mashed potatoes on top.

Bake at 180°C for 15-20 minutes until the topping is golden.

Remove and serve



It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


Unity Submitted on the 2011/11/25 10:49:21
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WEDNESDAY: BEEF CHILLI WITH RICE

Serves 4

30ml oil

2 onions, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 carrots, diced

2 stalks of celery, chopped

500g beef mince

10ml paprika

10ml ground cumin

10ml ground coriander

5-10ml chilli powder

400g can of chopped tomatoes

400g can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

250ml cooked brown lentils

250ml water or beef stock

salt and pepper

cooked rice to serve

Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion, garlic, carrots and celery until soft.

Add mince and cook, stirring to break up the lumps. Cook until brown.

Add the spices and cook for a minute.

Add the tomatoes, beans, lentils and stock and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes.

Season to taste and serve with rice.



It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


Unity Submitted on the 2011/11/25 10:49:40
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THURSDAY: TUNA BURGERS

Makes 4 generous burgers

2 potatoes, peeled and chopped

2 x170g cans of tuna in brine, drained

1 onion, chopped

1 clove of garlic, crushed

dash of Worcestershire sauce

60g cheese, grated

1 egg

salt and pepper

4 rolls for serving

Coleslaw

¼ cabbage, thinly sliced

2 carrots, grated

60ml mayonnaise

Boil the potatoes until tender. Drain and mash. Allow to cool.

Combine potato with the rest of ingredients and mix well.

Divide mixture into 4 and shape into patties. Put the patties on a board or plate and rest in the fridge for an hour.

Heat a little oil in a frying pan and cook the patties until golden brown on both sides. Take care when turning them as they are quite fragile.

Serve the patties on a bun with some lettuce and tomato if desired. Serve with coleslaw.

COLESLAW: Combine all the ingredients and mix well.



It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


Unity Submitted on the 2011/11/25 10:50:11
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FRIDAY: CHICKEN STIR-FRY WITH EGG FRIED RICE

Serves 4

30ml oil

500g chicken breast fillets, sliced into strips

1 onion, sliced

1-2 carrots, peeled and cut into julienne strips

2 stalks of celery, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

2cm piece of ginger, grated

¼ cabbage, shredded

60ml soy sauce

60ml tomato sauce

15ml honey

45ml chopped coriander

Fried rice

30ml oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

500ml cooked rice

2 eggs, beaten

125ml frozen corn

30-40ml soy sauce

30ml chopped coriander

Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan and cook the chicken in batches until browned and cooked through. Remove and set aside.

Add a little more oil to the pan and add the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, ginger and cabbage and stir fry until the vegetables are just soft. Return the chicken to the pan.

Combine the soy sauce, tomato sauce and honey and add to the pan. Stir well to combine. Add coriander.

Serve with egg fried rice.

FRIED RICE: Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan, add the onion and garlic and cook until soft.

Add the rice and stir fry for 2-3 minutes, tossing with a wooden spatula.

Push the rice to one side of the pan and pour in the beaten egg. Cook, stirring continuously. When the egg starts to set, incorporate it into the rice.

Stir in the corn and cook for a minute.

Add the soy sauce and coriander and serve with the chicken.


The Star



It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


Firechild Submitted on the 2011/12/02 22:27:55
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Thanks for sharing these great recipes and ideas

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