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derbyshiredowser



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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 11 12:18 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Just as I worked out a weeks worth of my coeliac meals I found this
damn...

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/preachers-prophesying-end-world-york-000338169.html

LynneA



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
Posts: 4893
Location: London N21
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 11 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

derbyshiredowser wrote:
Just as I worked out a weeks worth of my coeliac meals I found this
damn...

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/preachers-prophesying-end-world-york-000338169.html


Saw that too. Wonder if there's any point renewing my library books

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 11 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

LynneA wrote:
derbyshiredowser wrote:
Just as I worked out a weeks worth of my coeliac meals I found this
damn...

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/preachers-prophesying-end-world-york-000338169.html


Saw that too. Wonder if there's any point renewing my library books


Or looking for my lost one

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 11 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wrestled with the code and Rosie's article is published

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 11 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And jolly good it is too! Much more sensible than Sainsbury's!

marigold



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Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 11 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
And jolly good it is too! Much more sensible than Sainsbury's!


Indeed it is - may I add eating cold to avoid cooking altogether? Many summer meals can be made without any extra cooking - e.g. cook a double quantity of spuds to have hot one day and cold as potato salad the next; batch bake quiche/savoury loaf to have hot one day, cold the next; cook enough boiled eggs for two days at a time - egg mayo sarnies one day, halved eggs with salad the next etc.

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 11 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
I wrestled with the code and Rosie's article is published


You are a star - go to the top of the glass and have 3 slices of cake

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 11 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
And jolly good it is too! Much more sensible than Sainsbury's!


Thank you

kirstyfern



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Location: Great Dunmow, Essex
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 11 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Katieowl wrote:
buzzy wrote:
kirstyfern wrote:
Jonnyboy wrote:
breakfast has to be boiled egg with soldiers, or porridge.


Or marmite on toast


Not for breakfast - Marmite should not be eaten before midday.

Henry



Interesting...because for me Marmite should be BEFORE the sun hits the yard arm? (and never used to make stock!!!)

Kate


Marmite = any time of the day
but NEVER to make stock!

kirstyfern



Joined: 03 Jan 2010
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Location: Great Dunmow, Essex
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 11 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
oldish chris wrote:
bagpuss wrote:
oldish chris wrote:
Been thinking, its achievable. 50 a week equates to 7 per day. From previous posts this covers two adults and two youngsters and it seems just food (and not other essentials such as tea and cabernet-sauvignon). Sub-dividing further: 1.00 for breakfast, 2.00 for lunch and 4.00 for dinner - does that sound reasonable?

The real culinary skill would be to pad out decent meat rather than fall back on "economy" burgers and sausages.

I also think that one or two veggie meals a week could cut costs.


You could always give a single day a stab here

http://forum.downsizer.net/about62646.html&highlight=


I'm up for it, I'll see if I can feed me and the missus for 3.50.

However, tomorrow No1 Son and his partner are visiting for a few days, first meal is tagine of lamb with apricots - cost of new season English lamb: 20.


Bloody cheap lamb, that.


I've slow cooked the last of Rob's mutton joints with potatoes and veg - that will make us about 12 meals

oldish chris



Joined: 14 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 11 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
oldish chris wrote:

However, tomorrow No1 Son and his partner are visiting for a few days, first meal is tagine of lamb with apricots - cost of new season English lamb: 20.


Bloody cheap lamb, that.

T'was only it's shoulder. However, it fed four adults with enough left over for two meals (of a suitable quantity for the weight conscious).

Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 11 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oldish chris wrote:
Rob R wrote:
oldish chris wrote:

However, tomorrow No1 Son and his partner are visiting for a few days, first meal is tagine of lamb with apricots - cost of new season English lamb: 20.


Bloody cheap lamb, that.

T'was only it's shoulder. However, it fed four adults with enough left over for two meals (of a suitable quantity for the weight conscious).


A couple of kilo's? Non-grain fed is only 12...

Rosemary Judy



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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 11 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The Sainsbury's plan is written in conjunction with the British Nutrition Foundation and they know what they are talking about.

The other plan is also very good - she has worked hard to understand the nutritional principles and has come up with a good plan. This one relies a lot more on making your own stuff,

and the Sainsburys plan is for the average British family who can barely peel a potato .....

so they are aimed at different groups of the population.

Both have their place......


Good article GreenRosie

oldish chris



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 12 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I noticed that this thread died a death when our gardens became productive again!

Anyhow, apparently the Advertising Standards Agency has been critical of the advert and banned it

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/apr/04/asa-bans-sainsburys-advertising-campaign

Its worth reopening the thread to provide opportunities for "Told you so"

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 12 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: The Sainsbury's 50 starvation diet. Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
monday - 1523 calories
tuesday - 1535 calories
wednesday - 1520 calories
thursday - 1587 calories


You get my drift, it might be only 50 quid, but it needs to be topped up with snacks to hit your daily calorie intake, and it's quite high on the carbs if you ask me, despite the claim that it is nutritionally balanced.

Anyone think it will catch on?



until one puts a line through the zero it is fine . 1570 was the ration for slave workers in the kz until someone sorted the food bill by striking out the nought

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