Thursday, 29 December 2016

Back to 'Clean' Eating



There are two mince pies left, over three quarters of Christmas cake, Stollen which is up opened and will keep until the end of March, and a Panettone which I picked up half price which will keep for six months - I always pick up one to make a Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding.

The three boxes of Thornton's I had for Christmas have been sampled and then put out of sight for a while.


So back to normal now, time for some "Clean" eating.


This morning I made a pan of soup for lunch using some of my bargain veg.




The whole pan cost around 40p to make , and there is still enough to have for another lunch or two. Bargain!


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  1. I've packed away loads, will come out in the dull months to come. We are enjoying soup here, all and any vegetable.

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    1. Good idea, no point in eating it all in one go.

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  2. As I buy weekly, and had my Christmas delivery on Christmas Eve, I didn't buy in more than could be dealt with by New Year. Anything that is left on January 3 will be given to the food bank if unopened or bags of treats taken to the ladies in the bank, etc.
    Most things are already dealt with and clean eating started today!

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  3. That looks like a good pan of soup. It's a great way of getting load of veggies eaten and so very warming in this chilly weather we're experiencing. X

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    1. Yes it is, it has been frosty hear for several days now xx

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  4. I'll be making some soup tomorrow, we've got into the swing of having it available for the weekend. That way we can take it out with us for lunch, or if we're just in town we know there's something quick to get home to so we don't feel the urge to buy something or we can have it as a light meal if we're late back - such as tomorrow when we're visiting someone. Inexpensive and convenient!

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    1. Absolutely, very cheap and convenient x

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  5. The perfect lunch Marlene-x-

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  6. I've made ham bone soup with stock from the ham bone and pea and ham soup I also have a vat of turkey stock some of which has gone in the freezer and some left for more soup apart from that I have very little left apart from the xmas cake which lovejoy will polish off.

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    1. That is brilliant Wendy, soup is just so cheap to make and so tasty. The cake always keeps for a long time.

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  7. Beat ya too it, Marlene! For Boxing Day Lunch (for the family) I made two soups (and no, I'm emulating the sketch by Victoria Wood which starred Julie Walters as the elderly waitress, slopping soup everywhere!) One was minestrone and the other was pea and mint, both delicious, and a real feast with French batons, cheeses, olives, etc.
    Mind you, we finished off with trifle into which I'd put amoretti biscuits (for their lovely almond flavour) and a good glug of Port (never sherry, it's too acidic.)
    But you cant beat a good home-made soup made from whatever veggies you have available, plus some seasonings such as veggie Oxo (low salt), and herbs.
    Margaret P

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    1. You are right nothing beats home made soups, after we have polished the other two tubs of this one it will be broccoli and stilton.
      I love amoretti biscuits if we have them they don't stay around for long x

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  8. We totally over-catered for Christmas....again. thank goodness for the freezer! We are all pretty sick and tired of all the rich food and now are keen to get back to plain fare.

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    1. Yes I can only stomach so much, nice to have a treat but can't really stomach it for days on end, simple is better.

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  9. Our Nutri ninja has started to have a bigger workout, in my job I get gifted tons of sweets and I can't have them in the house so I have to eat them all in one go...lol...oh fro the green stuff.

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    1. I suppose its only once a year, I have hidden my chocs away.

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  10. We've had so many leftovers from Christmas, things just haven't been eaten due to everything which has been going on. I'm afraid that some of it has been wasted and gone in the bin, I just didn't have the presence of mind to do anything with it. I've just been catching up with your previous posts, how wonderful, a nest camera. I'm sure that will bring you many hours of entertainment. I've got one of those window feeders and the birds use it all the time, it's nice to be able to see them at close quarters.

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    1. Yes I am really looking forward to seeing if they use it.

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  11. that looks really good. I've never made soup, I should give it a whirl.

    Marlene, it's the last day of the year. I want to wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and money saving 2017!

    xx

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    1. Yes do Sadie soup is so easy.
      Thankyou so much and happy new year to you Violet and Bill. xxx

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  12. Happy new year Marlene. The soup looks delicious.

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