Monday, 14 January 2013

Progress & a Lovely Meal

DH and I have made some good progress on those jobs we need to do. We're not there yet and our curfew has slipped by us a couple of nights, but we're definitely feeling more positive.

Tonight I thought I'd just pop in to share my cheap but perhaps a bit odd meal tonight. Our weekly shop is tomorrow so it was the ususal what have we got left mish mash and I thought I'd actually try a spot of home cooking.

I don't have a lot of spices in the cupboard so this is what I threw in the frying pan:-

Most of one red onion chopped (I didnt have a white one!)
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp finely grated root ginger ( I have a huge root and haven't used it yet as I don't really know what to do with it)
2 tsp ground  cinnamon
2 tsp paprika
1tsp tumeric
1 tsp mild chilli powder
400g can chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp artifical sweetner ( not the aspartame kind)
250ml vegetable bouillion
1 large sweet potato peeled and chopped
1 long life carton of haricot beans
1 can sweetcorn

A totally fat free, very low cal, healthy tea. I probably could have done with less stock as it was very liquid-y, but that "mopped" up nicely with a couple of slices of wholemeal bread. I was able to put aside two portions for another day and still had an enormous plateful.

Will be checking in on all your Blogs later, so hope everyone has been well.

Lots of Love

Arwedd xx


  1. That meal looks pretty good and good on you for getting your inventing hat on - it's fun to do so.

    Root ginger is one of 'those' things I think. While I have bought it in the past, I can never quite come to terms with it and I love cooking. I buy the jarred stuff and that way I don't have to worry about how big a 'thumb' size piece is, peeling & grating unsuccessfully that stupid shaped stringy thing. Nowadays I consider a 'thumb' to be a teaspoon full from the jar. Happy days for me :-)


  2. Dinner looks great...I love "invented " meals. If you keep your ginger in the freezer you can just grate a bit straight from frozen when you need it.

  3. Now that looks delicious! Like Kitty I also keep ginger root in the freezer and grate it from there. x

  4. That looks yummy. Great tips about freezing the ginger.

    X x

  5. I've just had tea but I'm hungry all over again now!
    Love from Mum