Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ration Challenge - Day Three

It's day three of the Ration Challenge and as you can see from this top photograph  my fridge  is looking a bit healthier now  In fact you could almost call what's on the shelf 'ready meals'.

Breakfast yesterday was plain rice and a cup of hot water.

Lunch was two little flatbreads spread with peanut butter ... one of my earned rewards ... with a glass of water.  It should have been twice as big as this but I burnt my first large flatbread.  So I split the dough that was left and cooked two smaller ones instead.

Recipe for Two Large or Four Small Flatbreads

50g Plain Flour
Pinch of Salt

Mix everything together.  Knead until no longer sticky, rest dough for ten minutes and then cook on both sides in a hot lightly oiled frying pan until ready.

After lunch I made Dhal ready for my tea.


190g Red Lentils
2tsp Cumin
50g Chopped Onion

Saute onion in a good glug of oil until soft, stir in the cumin.  Cook for a couple of minutes then add the washed red lentils.  Stir well and top up with lots of water.  Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook with the pan lid on for about an hour.   Remove lid and leave to cool in the pan.  It will thicken as it cools.

I split the mix between four tubs, leaving enough in the pan to have for my tea.

It was really tasty once I added salt.

Today I am busy making Falafels and Hummus, because YES I remembered to soak my chickpeas last night 😃

Sue xx


  1. Many thanks to Debbie for your wonderful donation. It is really appreciated ♥️

  2. I have always wondered what dhal is. Thanks for your very simple recipe.

    God bless.

    1. All my recipes will be very simple this week with such limited ingredients. Usually I would add a little garlic and some tinned tomatoes to my dhal and occasionally some tinned coconut milk as well.


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