Eating from preps

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Eating from preps

Post by jansman » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:32 am

Whilst fishing yesterday I fancied a shepherds pie, or cottage pie if you like. Whilst looking for ingredients at home I realised we had a number of BB date expiries. So we had a 'Prepper" meal.

Can of mince beef and onion, can of stew steak, can of peas and carrots. Chucked 'em in a purex dish and topped the lot with 1 pack of dried mash potato. Sliced a couple of tomatoes that were not being loved, and grated a little cheese that was in the same club! Put it on top, banged it in the oven for half an hour, and served it with frozen brussels. Plenty for three of us.
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Re: Eating from preps

Post by Decaff » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:38 am

That sounds delicious!! I may have to make a freezer one of those!! ;)
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Re: Eating from preps

Post by jansman » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:25 pm

Forgive the pun, but it is a piece of cake! I am a firm advocate of using what is in the fridge, especially towards the end of the week. The tomato and cheese is a nice touch, but optional. It just saved wasting a couple of items. Dehydrated potato can be bland, so I twisted a little salt in and a good amount of pepper.
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Re: Eating from preps

Post by Decaff » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:08 pm

I always remember the cheese on top but never remember to add peas or put tomatoes on top of the cheese, sounds superb!!
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Re: Eating from preps

Post by nickdutch » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:36 am

What I am trying to do is to learn how to make my own "vegan cheeses", as I don't have dairy, but non fermented, mainly from vegetables, nuts and seeds but using tapioca starch and agar agar to set it. If I can find reliable and cheap sources for the agar and the tapioca starch (once I have designed my formula) then rustling up some fake cheese at any time could become doable.

The role of cheese in a meal is to provide energy and stodge, to make the food taste nicer, but also to make you feel more satisfied, you can't do that if you are dairy free, so I have to work at it somehow :)

Copying someone else's recipe is one thing, but working out the ratios and learning how much flexibility you can have with the ingredients is another.
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Re: Eating from preps

Post by jansman » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:57 pm

Good luck with that Nick. My Wife has an element of lactose intolerance. She can eat sheep or goat cheese, so it is what we have.
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Re: Eating from preps

Post by unsure » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:35 pm

jansman wrote:Good luck with that Nick. My Wife has an element of lactose intolerance. She can eat sheep or goat cheese, so it is what we have.

please have a look in holland and barret , i have the same or similar . lactase enzyme , 3 before any suspect meal and your good to go . not cheap umless they have the penny sale on .
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Re: Eating from preps

Post by jansman » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:16 pm

Told her ladyship. Thanks for that Unsure.
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Re: Eating from preps

Post by unsure » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:31 pm

jansman .
how did her ladyship get on , did she find any .
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Re: Eating from preps

Post by jansman » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:40 pm

Thankyou, yes she did. Seems to be working ( no complaining anyway! :lol: ). She does tend to let her diet slip though. That does not help. Thanks again.
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