I haven’t had time for groceries shopping this week. I know, shocking, right?!? But it’s Sunday and I need to make some lunchboxes… so how about a rummage?
In the fridge, I found
- A bunch of spring onions
- 1 yellow pepper, 1 red pepper
- 2 carrots
And that was it.. Hrmph… Time to use things in the freezer?
So.. with busy-ness and lazy-ness being the theme of the day.. here’s what I ended up making
Garlic + ginger + leek sauce + chilli sauce + 2 carrots + white fish + 5 blocks frozen spinach + 2 handfuls frozen corn + 1 handful peas + spring onions + shiitake mushrooms. Plus water and cous cous at the end.
The order of cooking was, garlic + ginger + oil, fry until fragrant, add spring onions, add all the other fresh veg at speed & order of chopping them up, stir fry a little, add leek sauce, add a spoonful of chilli paste, fry a little. Add rehydrated shiitake mushrooms, plus the liquid, cover, simmer for little, add frozen veg, simmer for a good long while, add water if dry, simmer some more, add cous cous, simmer 3 minutes. Taste. Season if necessary
What leek sauce you ask? Well.. file this under ‘random stuff you find in asian supermarket’. Leeky, chivey, savoury stuff. Delicious if a little strongly flavoured. Yum!
This potful was 3 lunchboxes worth. Pretty sure it cost less than £3, even with the fish (which was only the cheapest frozen white fish.) And so again.. I have 3x <£1 lunch. Possibly not the most apetising or the most delicious lunch in the world, but yummy nontheless.. and I can have 5 of these for the cost of one lunch from Pret! Bargain!