Food Waste Friday Giveaway

It’s Friday Guys. Food Waste Friday.

(This week it’s officially hosted over at the founders – The Frugal Girl. Please do head on over after reading this post to link up)

Every Friday I follow my No Waste Tastes Great routine.

Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge

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Top Shelf – Cheeses, spreads, condiments and also a handmade lip balm by First-Born!

Top Middle Shelf – Courgette/Zucchini, cheese, salad, chorizo and pancetta

Bottom Middle Shelf – Onion, garlic, shallots, green peppers, celery and carrots

Bottom Shelf – Greek yoghurt and free-range chicken breasts

Once again quite a stocked up fridge!

But there’s a plan, there’s always a plan.

Over the weekend we are going to have a pancetta and chorizo salad with Grana Padano.

Currently there is no Food Waste to declare, and I’m hoping that as the week progresses my stocked up fridge doesn’t generate any. It’ll be a case of being mindful, and ensuring I use up what I have.

We are also going to do some baking. Second-Born (a budding Mary Berry) fancies trying out a new recipe – and as we have courgettes to hand it’ll be a great way to incorporate vegetables into a cake.

As for the other ingredients, they’re headed for a home-made sweet and sour chicken with noodles (you may have seen it over on Instagram). That’s dinner sorted.

As the Kids are getting older, takeaways (take-out) is getting more and more expensive. They have discovered a taste for Chinese food. A meal for 4 from our local Chinese takeaway now costs in excess of £20. That is a lot to spend every week.

For approx. half the cost I can make my own sweet and sour chicken dish. This cost could be reduced further, but I buy organic and/or free-range chicken.

When I make this dish later I will photograph it step by step and post the recipe soon. It’s super simple and very tasty. In fact the Kids prefer it to the takeaway we were buying previously.

And talking of recipes I have this cookbook by Manju Malhi to giveaway!

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(I met Manju at the Making Sense Of Sugar Bloggers event I attended in August).

In case you fancy whipping up your own home-made Indian takeaways?

I quite like the look of the one below…

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To take part please enter your favourite takeaway/takeout dish in the comments below (confirming you can provide a UK delivery address). And don’t forget to add your Food Waste Friday blog post link – if you have one!

This giveaway is only open to UK readers or an international reader who can supply a UK delivery address! (due to cost of postage!). The recipient of the book will be chosen by random generator at 12pm on Monday 29 September.

And back to Food Waste Friday. Do head on over to The Frugal Girl to link up also!







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  • Amy@MoreTimeThanMoney September 25, 2015, 10:02 am

    Yum, I now have a curry craving! I love Indian food, as a vegetarian I am always well catered for.

    Not the best week at our place, but could have been a lot worse as we hosted a birthday party and I always over-cater for things like that.

    I’m talking #UseYourLoaf on the blog today and my zero bread waste routine. Come and share my excitement in discovering a new and delicious recipe for using up breadcrumbs!

  • Judith September 25, 2015, 5:07 pm

    I love fish and chips, but cannot get them here. A treat when I visit home. I can provide a UK address.

    • jo@simplybeingmum September 30, 2015, 1:27 pm

      Please e-mail me Judith as only 2 people entered I am giving away 2 books! 🙂

  • Claire Rudkins September 27, 2015, 6:30 pm

    I was going to say pizza but I think I have to agree with Judith and say fish and chips with lots of salt and vinegar and tartare sauce!

    • jo@simplybeingmum September 30, 2015, 1:28 pm

      Hi Claire please e-mail me and remind me of your address I have a recipe book and the KonMari book for you 🙂 Jo

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