As there are those who like “Marmite” and those that hate it, there is the Slimming World equivalent – Scanbran (or Scan Bran). To give it it’s full name – It’s “GG Scandinavian Bran Crispbread” or it’s sister product “GG Oatbran Salt Free Crispbread”. “GG” being the name of the manufacturer. At Slimming World though they tend to be known simply as “scanbran”/”scan bran” and “oat bran” (not be confused with the milled oatbran cereal products found in most supermarkets and health food shops).
An often heard comment from people who have just joined Slimming World (or a.n.other organisation) is “I’m new, what are your best tips?” (or words to that effect). So here’s My Slimming World Tips for New Members (and maybe not so new ones too).
So I will often reference in the recipes “store cupboard staples” or “from the cupboard”. (As will a lot of recipes – or they just assume you have them in). But what do I do I keep in my cupboards and how do I try to do it in a thrifty way?
“Ewwww”. “I hate mushy peas”. “I can’t imagine mushy peas in a curry”. All common responses when someone brings the subject of “Mushy Pea Curry” up in group (or even on Facebook). In fact – I resisted trying this for a few years because of similar thoughts to those above but once I tried it – I was hooked.
Ever since I started to get this blog site up and running there’s always been in the back of my mind “How can I do this better?” and “What can I do better?”. After some thought, I’ve decided to make a slight change to how things are done here at ThriftyDieter HQ. I guess that this make this an “Admin” type post but I promise – I’ll make them as few and as far between as I can.
“We’re all going on a summer holiday; No more working for a week or two.
Fun and laughter on our summer holiday; No more worries for me or you,
For a week or two.”
So I missed out a bargain post last week (I aim to do them every week). I just couldn’t find any new bargains that would fit under the “Thrifty” banner whilst also falling under being Food Optimising friendly. Actually that’s not quite true. There was (as every fortnight) a new Aldi “Super 6” offering. I didn’t feature that as I couldn’t get enthused about what’s in there.
So, at heart, I’m a lazy so-and-so. If I can avoid having to do work in the kitchen I will. I’m also a fan of good hearty (and typically) British food. This “vegetarian mince & veg” provides all that, plus with a few extra ingredients can be made into either an Italian or an Mexican inspired dish. Takes just 10minutes to prepare and costs less than 50p a portion. Oh, and suitable for vegetarians (albeit maybe with a minor change).
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If anyone was to hear “Bat out of Hell” or “I’d Do Anything for Love” belting out of my flat in the evening (or late afternoon) – there’s probably a good chance I’m preparing a meatloaf (as opposed to Meat Loaf – the singer). Yes, I’m a Meat Loaf fan, but I’m also a fan of meatloaf for dinner.