Category: Food

Thrifty meal ideas for hungry teens

Well I’m rather smug at my latest haul from the wonderful Tiba in Portslade.  I’ve always bought nuts, fresh herbs, spices and coconut milk from there, as its very much cheaper than elsewhere and when you eat pistachio nuts in the volume we do, you’ve got to find a sensible price. But yesterday, I bought 5kg of rice and 15 pita breads there for £5.99! They also sell delicious, plump fruit and veg as well as slightly scary meat.  You can buy a lambs head if you want to. Anyway, it got me thinking about what we’re going to...

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My Warm Sweet Potato & Feta Salad

I have yet to convince the girls of this meal, but have successfully convinced every adult I have served it to. I often make it after we have made home-made pizza, as the kids like to cut up lots of peppers and tomatoes, but don’t necessarily like to have all of them on the pizzas. Take roughly chopped sweet potato, courgettes, mixed peppers, red or white onions, whole cloves of garlic, halved tomatoes, and drizzle with olive oil.  Roast in a medium oven for maybe 35 minutes, until your onions and sweet potatoes are caramelizing. Drizzle some salad leaves...

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A spicy summer recipe – Som Tum

I shared this recipe on We Love Food facebook page this week, in response to their request for meal ideas.  It’s a delicious, healthy dish and can be expensive with unripe papaya and peanuts and even dried shrimp or cheap as chips done with sweet root veggies!  Leave out the chilli for littles, but I must admit, if you can get littles to eat this, you are doing better than I.  We do sticky rice and broccoli for the children when we have this, and always serve with roast chicken.  Its one of our absolute favourites. You need a...

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My week of Curry, Thrift and Networking #TWTWC

We had a great week as a family. The first in our ‘ten weeks of thrift’ and we’re off to a good start! I had a great work call on Monday, agreeing some work I’m really looking forward to with a fabulous, exciting organisation. It was D’s 39th Birthday and we ate at the wonderful Curry Leaf Cafe in the evening. Our wonderful Nana put the kids to bed. It was delicious and you can read my review here. On Tuesday, little K tried an after school Spanish Club at her preschool and enjoyed it! On Wednesday I plotted...

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The Curry Leaf Cafe, Brighton – a review

Even though its our ‘ten weeks of thrift’, we allowed ourselves a night out last night to celebrate Damian’s 39th Birthday.  Quite how we both got this old, I don’t know, but here we are. I first spotted the Curry Leaf when I saw a their kids menu on twitter.  I like my children to try lots of foods and flavours, but have a fussy one, and the kids menu looks interesting but not too challenging.  Which covers all bases for us!  I envisaged we would go with the kids, so it was a fantastic treat to be there on our...

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As well as writing about my 40's, I run Do Stuff U Love.  It's a small business, helping other small businesses in Brighton, Hove and Worthing to manage websites, blogs and social media


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Support Zero Waste Week at the same time as stocking up on these lovely giclee prints (I'm thinking Christmas pressies) by my talented friend, Zoe who blogs over at ecothriftyliving.
For each print sold in September 2017, Zoe is donating £2

Zoe’s Zen Art for Zero Waste week

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