Avoiding Buying Meat Menu

Plate of Fresh Mushroom Sauce in Phyllo Pastry

I am avoiding buying meat so I don't have to go shopping at my usual place 50 minutes away. I may have a small shop when I go to the regional centre, I have to go there the day after to have a dressmakers fitting for my daughter. I will order the fruit and vegetables online as usual in two days time and make up a basics shopping list. I figure vegetarian is cheaper than meat. I'm trying to give myself a good base to start paying bills. I have used items I found in the pantry in my plan. Even some silverbeet in the garden.

Tuesday ~ Celery & Silverbeet Pie
Wednesday ~ Rice Noodle & Vegetable Salad (needs red capsicum)
Thursday ~ Microwave Tuna Mornay
Friday ~ Indian Styled Potato & Pea Curry
Saturday ~ Red Onion & Green Pea Fritters
Sunday ~ Creamy Lentil & Rice Dish uses unsprouted mung beans
Monday ~ Hearty Mung Bean & Tomato Soup
Tuesday ~ Mung Tamarind Dahl or Mung Bean and Vegetable Soup
Wednesday ~ Braised Beans, (uses green beans and dried lima beans)
Thursday ~ Cabbage with Split Peas
Friday ~ Mushroom & Caper Pasta
Saturday ~ Asian Bean Cakes
Sunday ~ Pistou Soup (uses four bean mix and pesto)
Monday ~ Lentil Burgers with Tahini Sauce
possibly Wombuk Salad with Sesame Dressing

In the end I saw frankfurters on special around $4 a kilo and we have all the ingredients for Fettucine Carbonara apart from bacon that I bought on special.

Frankonarra maybe twice (needs mushrooms), or Continental Frankfurter Bake.

Pantry Items Left:

Rice stick noodles
romano or borlotti beans
sweet & sour sauce

Swap recipes: Bean & Pumpkin Stew
Curried Lentil & Pumpkin Soup

Interesting recipes: Tuna & Broccoli Bread Bake
Sausages with Lentils & Feta (uses fennel pork sausages & puy lentils or French styled lentils)
Left over Sausage Chilli (uses beef sausages and four bean mix)

Recipe using four bean mix: Chicken Tacos

I was wondering if anyone thought that the $21 challenge is the Down Under version of a Pantry Challenge?

I was given a turkey, so have added in turkey to go with the wombuk salad. Also some turkey and coleslaw may be the go.

I saw this book in Myer. I usually don't go browsing for things. I accidently went into the book section to take a mobile phone call. Thought it looked very interesting. Also saw a book by Debbie Macomber which I thought was very interesting.


Joyce said…
Hi Linda,
I was looking at the recipe you mentioned for Indian-style Potato and Peas. Some of the ingredients are not familiar to me, such as pappadums, and what exactly are chat potatoes? I think I'll make this recipe, too.

Have a wonderful day, Linda. :)
Linda said…
Hi Joyce. Chat potatoes are like new potatoes, small round and white. The ones that are like the first potatoes people dig up in the season. I think we will use bigger ones as we don't have any at the moment.

Pappadums are optional, but they are around 5" my husband says and end up like a crisp when cooked. They are fried, or you can oil them and cook them in the microwave.

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