Jan 62 day fourteen – lunch

About a week ago Rebecca of The Domestic Storyteller said she’d be interested in seeing what cheap meals I come up with. This post may explain why I haven’t been that forthcoming!

This is what I ate for lunch today.

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It was a pile of the pumpkin and cabbage coleslaw I made last night (dressing: a few cashews, a few chickpeas, couple of spoonfuls sesame seeds, a few green olives, a sliver of raw onion and a clove of garlic, juice of half a lemon, glugs of balsamic and cider vinegar and olive oil, thinned with water and blended. And a kitchen sink for good measure!) a couple of handfuls cooked chickpeas seasoned with herbamare and half a sliced-up red pepper, plus a few pimento-stuffed olives, my budget garnish of choice at the moment. It did the job, but it’s hardly thrilling. I reckon it cost under 50p though, even including cooking costs for the chickpeas.

Other meals have mostly been unfortunately glorpy-looking stews and curries that nobody needs to see. I suppose I should be making more of an effort, but it’s taking enough effort to just get through this. Picking one month to go teetotal, live on the most restrictive budget I’ve had in twenty years and start trying to lose weight again strangely hasn’t put me in the mood to get creative in the kitchen.

Having said that, I still have a huge unopened bag of caraway seeds that need eating. Anyone got any budget-friendly suggestions?

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2 Comments on “Jan 62 day fourteen – lunch”

  1. Laura says:

    That’s a combination that would make me less than excited for the kitchen too! Good luck – and I’m at a bit of a loss with the carraway seeds! Can’t wait to see why you come up with!

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  2. Thank you for providing the recipe for the coleslaw, it looks delicious 🙂 Your lunch looks like a variation of mine, which makes me glad that I’m not the only one travelling on the thrifty living boat!
    Best wishes.

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