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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Using convenience to make a stir fry

We love a stir fry but trying to make it economical without waste has been a steep learning curve .

Initially we bought fresh ingredients .
 Using half a bag of beansprouts  

 Peppers that we dont like unless cooked  that went to waste
 ( and i really dont like waste)  we only use ginger in a stir fry , so that was another waste
So eventually i came up with a stir fry that we dont waste a thing.




I use Farm Foods Frozen Stir Fry vegetables.
Ginger from the dried herbs range ( whatever range i bought in the last twelve months )
Garlic that comes in a jar from home bargains. Soya sauce that we both dont like so i have to cook two separate dishes but the soya sauce in the picture is too salty  , i will use less until its gone.

Fresh onions, Fresh chicken , pork or turkey  whatever i can get reduced.

Sorry about the picture its the steam off the food.




This week's bargains 3 cans of strawberries  at  B & M for 99p , I use these as a store cupboard standby in the winter months , Not as nice as fresh but great in a pudding 


This is one of Dave's favorite puddings.



Next week's vintage buys include lost of vintage linen including Victorian nightdresses.  


xxxx

7 comments:

  1. You can freeze root ginger and then grate as much as you need from frozen, including the skin.

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    1. Hello Attila , Thanks for reminding me , I did know you can freeze ginger i have done it lots of times in the past but its one of those things that i literally forgot about , I blame it on an getting older xxx

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  2. Can't wait for next week!!!! xxxxxx

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  3. Looks like a great stir fry and what a bargain price for the stir fry veg. I got some of the strawberries they are great in a trifle. Take care.

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    1. It was thanks , Out of that packet of stir fry veg we get three stir frys to , So its cheaper than fresh xxx

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  4. Hi Shabby

    I keep stem ginger in syrup or crystallised ginger and use both sorts in stir fries as well as some of the syrup as well as in baking. I very rarely buy fresh ginger. I usually do a stir fry once a week utilising, noodles, rice, any suitable left over veggies it doesn't matter what goes in, egg fried rice. It very much is a bung it in recipe - I usually do with chicken portions chopped into cubes but vary it from time to time. Its a good way of using up leftovers which otherwise get chucked but I also keep peppers, leeks and pea in the freezer so a little of those go in as well. With some of the syrup and the stock that cooks out of the veggies you get a bit of a sauce anyway but you can always add a jar of sweet and sour sauce mix - I always add tinned pineapple as well. Hope you are keeping well.

    Pattypan

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thank you for your message , Shabby