Friday, 17 May 2019

Down to Basics -Some Purchases Made


This Challenge isn't one of deprivation and if there's something I really want or need I am more than prepared to go out and buy it.  The other day I was craving some yogurt ... so I went out and bought some and a couple of bananas to have with it.

That I happened to pass the Reduced to Clear fridge and spot a couple of vegan sausage rolls and a Red Velvet Cake was just a happy, fortuitous moment.  The Tahini and Gram flour were both needed as I have Tahini here but not at the caravan and Gram flour at the caravan but not here ... oh the problem of reaching into a cupboard expecting something to be there and then remembering that you took it away with you to your other home last week.

What a bloody pretentious problem to have!!


Oh I did enjoy my breakfast this morning though, the last of the grapes, some granola that I had in a jar in the cupboard, nuts, seeds, yogurt and a whole banana ... yummy   :-)


Sue xx

10 comments:

  1. Your breakfast looks lovely.

    God bless.

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    1. It was, and definitely just what I needed for a change after eating porridge or toast every day for what seems like weeks.

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  2. Interesting to see gram flour, I buy it quite a lot and use it to make courgette fritters and other veg fritters, also a type of pancake I love the nutty flavour it produces, but also flavour with cumin, corriander, garlic powder or onion powder. I also use tahini but only to make humous. I am now curious/nosy to know what recipes you use booth these items for? Helen S.

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    1. I use them both for pretty much the same as you actually :-)

      Gram flour made into a paste is a good egg substitute for little American style pancakes,sometimes with added mashed banana or any other fruits I want to use up, and yes fritters too.

      Tahini is mostly used in my hummus recipes but I also drizzle it onto meals as it is, or add a bit to smoothies ... where I find peanut butter can be a bit overpowering.

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  3. I have to travel to a large Morrisons to get gram flour and Tahini is nowhere to be found. I made my own today and am seriously considering try to grind my own gram flour. I do make oat flour and I made a good batch of date syrup this afternoon. I think that making my own is the way forward right now.

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    1. Mine were both from Tesco, in the World Food Aisle ... or in our small stores case the World Food Shelf :-)

      Oooh I've never made Date Syrup, does it work out cheaper to do and what would you add to the dates ... simply water?

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    2. I chopped up a block of dates, added about 3 cups of water and brought to simmer. As they softened i gave them a squish with the potato masher. After about 20 minutes I tipped them into a cheesecloth lined sieve over a bowl, as soon as they were cool enough I squeezed as much liquid out as I could. I put that into a clean pan and reduced it by half. sticky toffee pudding and Christmas in a jar. It should last for a month in the fridge (fat chance). The pulp has had fine chopped apple stirred in with a little orange zest and will be the filling in an alternative bakewell pudding. Waste not want not. The dates cost £1 for 350 grams on offer in Tesco and I got 3/4 of jam jar of syrup. I am happy with that but I will be checking around.

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  4. Very yummy! Mmmmmmm (apart from the tahini)
    xx

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