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Offline Paulines7

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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #30 on: 25 January 2015, 11:46:13 PM »
Mmm, that cauliflower couscous recipe looks delicious himtoo.  I will definitely try it out as I do get a bit fed up with cauliflower rice about three times a week.
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #31 on: 26 January 2015, 12:24:38 AM »
Perhaps you could copy it into the recipe section as well Paul?

It sounds as though it will taste very refreshing with the mint.  Is that 3 tablespoons or 3 teaspoons of oil?
will copy it to recipe and it is 3 tablespoons   oops !! ::)
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #32 on: 26 January 2015, 01:11:07 PM »
That does sound good... will have to give that a try :) need to find a cheaper source of cauliflower though - I can see that I'm going to wind up eating a fair bit of it!!
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #33 on: 15 February 2015, 10:45:13 AM »
The other day I went shopping in Aldi in Truro.  They currently have a 1 kilo roasting joint of shoulder pork on offer at £1.99.  I cooked it last night, glorious sweet tender meat with little fat which leaches out when cooking anyway. It's also got skin for crackling.  Will easily do us another meal, so that's 50p per portion.  Excellent value!
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #34 on: 15 February 2015, 01:46:43 PM »
That's good value!

We have a chicken this week - I looked for a 'Medium' chilled one which easily does us for 2 days, but they only had Large, Extra Large and Small left, we were late yesterday, long story LOL  Anyway saw some Roast in the bag ones with herbs and stuff - about 50p dearer than a Medium without but still good value we thought.  Anyway we'll see what it's like tonight.
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #35 on: 15 February 2015, 07:40:52 PM »
Sedge.. given the difference in price between "medium," and "extra large! "  I'd take the bigger one cos I would strip the carcass and make another 6 portions out of the bits + some mushrooms and a bit of this and that.  I can make an extra large chicken (given it's reasonably priced) feed 8 at least.  Pie filling etc.
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #36 on: 15 February 2015, 07:48:13 PM »
Sedge.. given the difference in price between "medium," and "extra large! "  I'd take the bigger one cos I would strip the carcass and make another 6 portions out of the bits + some mushrooms and a bit of this and that.  I can make an extra large chicken (given it's reasonably priced) feed 8 at least.  Pie filling etc.
when i was over at mum's a couple of weeks ago there were 3 of us for "tea".
we got 2 meals for 3 people out of a large chicken plus the carcass was boiled to make a soup with lots of chicken bits in -- delicious !!
my mum puts a bit of chili flakes in with the stock to spice it up a bit too
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #37 on: 15 February 2015, 10:05:56 PM »
Sadly our freezer isn't really big enough to hold as much as I'd like, and we don't have the space for a larger one.  There isn't room in the garage for another, these days either.
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #38 on: 16 February 2015, 02:11:52 PM »
When it comes to low carbing-Aldi and Lidl have been a lifesaver to me financially.  :)
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #39 on: 16 February 2015, 04:19:57 PM »
At the moment it would seem that Lidl have the best value ground almonds at £1.39 for 200g.  When they haven't all been grabbed by someone that is!
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #40 on: 17 February 2015, 08:46:12 AM »
Has anyone ever tried freezing cauliflower rice?

our grocery shop normally costs about £50 for food.  I'm always gutted when it costs so much and then you only fill 2 bags up. We only have 1 or 2 packs of meat a week, I don't like buying cheap meat too often, so I go to farm shop for that mostly but of course it is more costly.  I was finding asda meat terrible, co-op chicken tasted artificial and didnt like any of the meat I've bought from aldi or lidl, as well As becoming increasingly concerned about farmers livings, animal welfare, meat filled with water etc, so I pay more for less and then try to stretch meat out as much as possible.  I also don't eat a lot of fish nowadays because of sustainability. 

In saying that I did buy one of these roast in the bag chickens from the co-op on Sunday which worked out well-no washing up!.  It's done us 2.5 main meals, 4 risotto portions, and 3 days worth of sandwich filling for hubby which I think works out well for £6.

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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #41 on: 17 February 2015, 10:54:17 AM »
I've never tried freezing cauli rice, but as you can freeze cauliflower I don't see why you can't.  I think I'd freeze the grated cauli before cooking in packs just enough for 1 or 2 as it would be hard to separate once frozen.  I guess the texture might be a bit wetter, so it'd need to be fried in oil or something.  One way to find out Feejee, next time you make it freeze a very small amount as an experiment.
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #42 on: 17 February 2015, 11:48:20 AM »
Oddly, as we were talking about cauliflower, I came across this link posted by a friend on FB.  The first idea for the fried sandwich sounds great! https://ph.she.yahoo.com/video/4-tricks-replace-carbs-cauliflower-193559324.html
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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #43 on: 17 February 2015, 12:15:31 PM »
Oddly, as we were talking about cauliflower, I came across this link posted by a friend on FB.  The first idea for the fried sandwich sounds great! https://ph.she.yahoo.com/video/4-tricks-replace-carbs-cauliflower-193559324.html

Looks good, but a lot of work and expense to get two slices of cauli bread.

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Re: discussion on low carbing on a budget ( and price tips too )
« Reply #44 on: 17 February 2015, 12:57:28 PM »
Expense?  the cauli, an egg and some cheese?  Providing you've invested a whole 89p in a cauli (that's what they are in Tescos probably cheaper elsewhere and you wouldn't use a whole one anyway) mozzarella - well I wouldn't have that so I'd just stick whatever I had, usually got shedloads of Cheddar anyway, in and surely everyone has always got an egg ?

Work maybe but stick it with a load of salad or veg and it's a meal rather than a snack?  Fair bit of protein in the thing.
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