Did you know that the average household wastes around £470 worth of food and drink every year, even more for families? The most common reasons for throwing out food is that we cook too much or it gets left too long and spoils. As a budget cook, preventing food waste is high on my list of priorities. I go shopping weekly and buy exactly what I need for that week with the help of meal plans and a shopping list. Because I am on such a tight budget, if some thing goes to waste, I don’t have the luxury of buying any thing else. I make sure I eat before I go food shopping so I am not tempted to buy any thing that isn’t on the shopping list. Other wise, I would end up buying junk that just sits in the fridge or cupboard until it starts growing some other kind of life form! The only things I buy that aren’t on my shopping list are £2-5 worth of shopping for the food bank each week. You can also donate any thing in your cupboard which you are unlikely to use that is unused and in date.
I love Thai takeaway, I miss Thai takeaway! We no longer live near one but also I can’t afford to eat out as often as I would like. I came across a recipe for this porkball broth in a Asda free magazine but it took quite a while to prepare from scratch so this is my version of it that still tastes just as good and for around 80p per serving.
Thai green curry paste is a bit too strong for little ones so I take a portion for them out before adding the paste. But if you aren’t cooking for children, follow the instructions.