What are you eating today? (v4)

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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Oat » January 26th, 2020, 6:42 pm

Left over haggis, neeps and mash :lol:
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Busybee » January 26th, 2020, 6:51 pm

Well there was nothing wrong with the frozen turkey crown and it was exceptional value for money. It cooked much quicker than anticipated, easy to carve and plenty leftovers.

However we all agreed that the farm reared local turkey had much more flavour and was moister, and generally felt more of a special occasion meat. We will be sticking with our existing supplier as long as we can afford it but would have the frozen crown again for a normal Sunday roast.

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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » January 28th, 2020, 8:42 am

lunch in the Mitre, Ely Court - crappy cheese and onion toasty in lovely surroundings. I could still taste the raw onion this morning inspite of:
an interesting (and nice) dinner in Vanilla Black.
amuse bouche to start with was some sort of custard (vaguely coca cola flavouring?!) with a foam on top.
Two breads and flavoured whipped butter
Whipped Londonshire, Branston Pickle Toffee and Sourdough Celery and Loveage Jam and Walled Garden (?!) Salad
baked cheddar pudding with various bits (including celeriac, I think :) )
coffee and 4 chocolates, one of which was nice in spite of containing lavendar ;) I have to admit I was too chicken to try a dessert. Husband wasn't and had sweetcorn Parfait, Miso Butterscotch and Peanut Butter Cookie Peanuts and Sweetcorn Polenta
Weirdly I am a bit hungry this morning.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby earthmaiden » January 28th, 2020, 8:50 am

Sounds amazing!
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » January 28th, 2020, 11:02 am

They do this thing of using conventionally savoury ingredients in sweet dishes and vice versa.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby earthmaiden » January 28th, 2020, 11:12 am

Those you mention sound as though they'd work well.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » January 30th, 2020, 12:19 pm

Last night we made calzones filled with all sorts (we filled our own individually). Mine had mushrooms, peppers from a jar, kale, basil and various cheese.

Tonight we're having a chicken and sausage one pot with new potatoes, paprika, peppers, onions, tomatoes etc. Served with mixed greens and green beans.

Tomorrow we're having pork shoulder. I cant decide between pulled pork or a pork, cider and pear stew with pearl barley and cavolo nero.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » February 2nd, 2020, 6:12 pm

A nice post two-days-at-my-mother's lunch out:
burrata with chard, black olives and crumbs (something lemony in there) - a starter so crispy olienta with aioli as well.
then Seville orange Bakewell tart with a dollop of creme fraiche
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby WWordsworth » February 2nd, 2020, 9:17 pm

Earlier we had pasta with scallops
Now we're enjoying blue Stilton and a glass or two of malbec.
But J has just gone to get his gout tablets :rolleyes:
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby icelesley » February 3rd, 2020, 8:03 am

Breakfast: bran flakes and a splash of milk.

Lunch: coronation chicken sandwich thin

Dinner: chicken salad followed by strawberries and raspberries with cream
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » February 6th, 2020, 12:38 pm

Aubergine parmigiana on Monday with a green salad.

Tuesday we ate pastas and steaks at the gym after L’s sports class.

Last night we had salmon with with skinny fries and a pile of green veg dressed with Isle of Wight garlic farm garlic butter.

Tonight we’re having seared lamb steaks with flatbread, feta, olives, pickled chillies and tomato and red onion salad.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby earthmaiden » February 6th, 2020, 4:26 pm

OMCO, your meals continue to make me envious! I've been creative with things lurking in the fridge again!
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » February 6th, 2020, 7:12 pm

Aubergine parmesan is one of my favourite dishes.

My diet has been a bit poor this week. Yesterday I had two Naked bars, a banana, some marmite biscuits. no lunch, then one welsh rarebit-stuffed bubble and squeak cake. (B&S cake had lots of veg in it, though - roast parsnip, carrot, potato, sprouts, peas, onion, sprouts.) Had this with a dollop Branston. I then had a small, dark chocolate and salted caramel pudding (a bit disappointing) with custard.
Today I had another Naked bar, a banana, two Fox's chocolate biscuits. Lunch was some porridge with German chocolate cherry powder in it (also contained cinnamon and black pepper! And possibly other things.)
Dinner is sort of more Welsh rarebit stuffed B&S (I just made a B&S and WR 'sandwich' in an small enamel dish which has gone in the oven, as too tired/lazy/non-desirous of smelling of fried food to do it on the stove top.) I might have it with okonomiyaki sauce... need to make the okonomiyaki I bought it to go with soon!
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby WWordsworth » February 7th, 2020, 5:53 pm

Had a small bowl of granola pre-dentist this morning.
After the anaesthetic finally wore off I had a very welcome coffee and a salad sandwich.
Tonight will be Jamie Oliver's mushroom stroganoff, haven't used his recipe before.

We are both fancying a break from meat for some reason, although we are still enjoying fish.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » February 7th, 2020, 9:48 pm

earthmaiden wrote:OMCO, your meals continue to make me envious! I've been creative with things lurking in the fridge again!
no way, mine always seem like the samey boring ones to me! I like everyone else’s :D

Easy dinner tonight of bung it all in a slow pot beef shin with wine, herbs, veg etc served with kale and dumplings. Gabriella started nursery today so was a bit sad and tired tonight so we needed an easy early dinner.

Hard weekend ahead spending time with Lilia’s best friend in hospital who has Leukemia. It’s all happened so quickly and is utterly heartbreaking. I know this has nothing at all to do with food, sorry. Will be taking in some food for her single mum as I know she’s not eaten properly for the last few days.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby earthmaiden » February 7th, 2020, 10:17 pm

Oh goodness OMCO, what an awful thing to have to deal with - at so many levels. I feel sure food for mum will be appreciated :hug: :hug:.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby miss mouse » February 7th, 2020, 11:05 pm

OneMoreCheekyOne wrote: Lilia’s best friend in hospital who has Leukemia.


Oh dear, that is awful. Poor child.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Seatallan » February 8th, 2020, 11:02 am

Oh Lordy OMCO! What a terrible thing.... I do hope the wee one will be OK.....
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby icelesley » February 9th, 2020, 10:32 am

Breakfast: porridge and a splash of milk

Lunch: weight watchers leek and potato soup

Dinner: Roast chicken, roast potatoes and parsnips, steamed sprouts and carrots and gravy followed by mixed berries and cream
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby WWordsworth » February 9th, 2020, 12:10 pm

Breakfast was a cup of tea and a slice of birthday cake, from yesterday evening
Lunch will be fishcakes and salad
Dinner will probably be a veg chilli
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » February 9th, 2020, 8:26 pm

Thanks, it’s so sad but we’re all hopeful for a positive outcome :hug: She’s just so tiny :cry:

Breakfast was omelette, chips and beans :shock: We were having bagels but they were 4 days out of date and I didn’t fancy that. Not sure I’ve ever had chips for breakfast, we all wolfed it down!

Fruit and cookies after the hospital. Dinner was Chinese pork belly with soy and sesame broccoli and sticky rice.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby MagicMarmite » February 10th, 2020, 2:22 pm

A friend of mine went through the same with her Dd a few years back OMCO, homemade food was always very welcome.
It's a horrible disease, is it AML?
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » February 10th, 2020, 7:36 pm

MagicMarmite wrote:A friend of mine went through the same with her Dd a few years back OMCO, homemade food was always very welcome.
It's a horrible disease, is it AML?


I know it’s acute, rather than chronic but I’m not sure if it’s AML, it could be. She had a doctors appointment due to a bit of a virus last Monday and was in hospital with Leukemia by the Wednesday. Already starting chemo by Friday. So far her mum hasn’t left the ward for even a moment so you can imagine how poor her food intake has been. I took in a lot of fruit and individually wrapped pastries and a travel mug, usb chargeable hand fan etc. We’ll definitely take in proper homemade food if/when they want it. So far, the little girl is just eating toasties but they’re just happy for her to be eating anything right now.

Sorry to derail the thread :shock:

We had parents evening and swimming lessons this eve and OH home early for parents evening so we all ate at the gym after swimming. I had piri piri chicken kebab with salad and some fries. They sent enough chips for at least 3 people but luckily my 1 year old has a bottomless pit of a stomach and she easily finished them off!
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby MagicMarmite » February 12th, 2020, 3:22 pm

My friend's daughter went from unexplained bruise to AML in a few days, her GP and his wife were people we'd all known for years, we're all still in touch.
My friend really did appreciate homemade food, the facilities on the ward were awful, we also took it turns to do their laundry, given where they live it was difficult for her husband to be there often and they have two younger children.

Anyway, I've not been well, had some weird buggy/virus thing so can't stomach much, mainly miso soup or jacket potatoes.
I'm making a Thai red veg curry tomorrow, my daughter is coming over and that's what she's asked for.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Rocky » February 12th, 2020, 7:00 pm

OMCO - I'm so sorry to hear this. How awful for her and the family. Thoughts and :hug: to all.

Over the past few years I thought I'd been busy but it appears that wasn'tt full capacity as that what it's been like for weeks and weeks :terrified: Eating hasn't been brilliant but I was detremined to improve. Last Friday we went to one of our favourite restaurants that does Asian tapas - had shrimp lettuce rolls, wonton, jerk chicken tacos etc. And then danced on the beach - I feel I needed that. On Saturday we were at friends' house for dinner and had roast lamb with an array of salads. Sunday was pork and chickpea curry.

Monday we had salmon with a stir fry of loads of veg in a red curry sauce and courgetti rather than noodles - delicious. Last night I was at work until 8 so we went out. I had a rustic salad that had bacon in it with mahi. Tonight we are having omlette and as we have loads of courgettes left from Monday, Might do some sort of courgette ribbon side dish rather than salad.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » February 14th, 2020, 11:09 am

Thanks all x

Last night we had beef stroganoff with rice.

Breakfast out with OH after the school and nursery drop off and I had eggs benedict. I’m also out with 2 of my best friends for lunch, no idea how I’m going to fit anything else in! I’ll probably just have a starter. Shame as the place does the most delicious Thai veggie burger with Asian slaw.

Tonight we’re feeding the girls at our local and then we’ll eat when they’re in bed. I think we’re cooking seafood linguine.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Rocky » February 14th, 2020, 12:35 pm

Happy Friday all. I am about to have a bacon and avocado sandwich for breakfast after a run this morning. That will probably cover lunch too. For dinner we are doing some bits and pieces. We have some sushi grade tuna so making tartare. I will make some dips roo - and possibly fresh spring rolls.

Hope everyone has a great day.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » February 14th, 2020, 3:17 pm

I have had a mixed week. One night was a sort of full (half?) English cooked by husband...!!! (Beans, sausages and egg.) Another night was spicy, smoked beans and cheese. Two nights of butternut squash gnocchi. Night one: pan fried with sage and eaten with smoked butter and parmesan. Night two: au gratin with a tomato sauce and mozarella and parmesan.
Last night had a quick meal out before a talk (on mermaids!):
ricotta gnudi with cavolo nero and other things and a generous amount of grated cheese of some description
rhubarb, marmalade and almond tart with whipped rose cream (tasted a bit too soured/off to me) and custard
lunch today was a delicious Pret salad of sliced, marinated tofu, pickled red cabbage, mango chunks, pickled cucumber slices, red rice, avocado with a wedge of lime.
Then a lemon cheesecake pot.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby WWordsworth » February 15th, 2020, 4:51 pm

Tonight it's going to be cullen skink with crusty bread, then probably cheese and crackers.
Simple and tasty.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » February 15th, 2020, 7:50 pm

WWordsworth wrote:Tonight it's going to be cullen skink with crusty bread, then probably cheese and crackers.
Simple and tasty.


Oh I am definitely in the mood for that!

We seem to have grazed all day in various locations. As a result we’ve fed the girls this evening but didn’t have dinner ourselves. I’m toying with a cheese and fruit platter and a glass of red...possibly in bed listening to the storm howling and with a film on. I HATE food in bed but we may make an exception tonight.

We’ve got friends and their kids round for brunch tomorrow. We’re cooking pancakes, bacon and will also have yoghurt and a big bowl of fruit salad, lots of tea and coffee and possibly mimosas if anyone fancies one!
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby WWordsworth » February 15th, 2020, 9:03 pm

I always fancy a mimosa

But currently enjoying yarg and cambazola on my favourite crackers - FinnCrisp.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » February 16th, 2020, 7:44 pm

Had a Zizzi lunch yesterday. A bit disappointing. I realize now that they had gone up in my estimate on the basis of their Christmas special, now no longer on the menu. I had unmemorable ravioli then a brownie 'injected' (their word) with salted caramel. It was ok. Not really worth the calories tbh.
Dinner was baked chilli halloumi and warm pitta bread.
Today I had welsh rarebit and faux bacon for lunch, followed by brioche and butter pudding (bought: Waitrose) with Seville orange syrup (aka unset marmalade :) Yum! ) and single cream.
Not sure if I will have dinner. I have been very indolent and sedentary and indeed asleep today. I am pressing some tofu at the moment. (Or my tofu press is...) I may make glazed tofu from the I Can't Believe its Tofu (or whatever it's called) book. But I just realized I am out Monday and Tuesday night, so I shouldn't really have opened it if I am not going to eat it. (Husband is out tonight so doesn't need feeding.)
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » February 19th, 2020, 9:01 pm

Homemade fish and chips on Monday. Lamb shank rogan josh last night.

Pancakes and fruit this morning. Paninis out for lunch after a library music class...my 1 year old got a tambourine stuck around her neck for 15 minutes which halted the class somewhat :shock: I thought we’d have to send for bolt cutters at one point.

Toad in the hole with lots of veg and gravy this evening. Cheese and biscuits and a glass of wine too. I deserve the wine...I also got covered in wee with no change of clothes at one point today :|

Going back to work on Friday is starting to sound like a positive thing :D
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby earthmaiden » February 19th, 2020, 9:23 pm

Oh OMCO - how awful (I meant the tambourine but the rest probably wasn't great either!). Panninis must gave been most welcome!
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » February 20th, 2020, 12:50 pm

Last night I was going to make drunken noodles, but was too tired, so just tossed noodles in teryaki sauce, a little black bean and chilli paste and soy sauce.

Had with petit pois, and tofu that had been mainated in the following: fresh garlic, ginger, black rice wine vinegar, maple syrup, soy sauce, Hendos, smoked rapeseed oil.

it was tasty :)
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Rocky » February 21st, 2020, 7:41 pm

Oh dear OMCO.....

Can't really think that I've eaten anything very exciting this wee. Can't remember Monday :shock: . Tuesday we had a beef stew OH had made in the slow cooker. I had been completely bratty and unenthusiastic about it but it was lovely. He had added gnocchi which was lovely. Wednesday we were out with friends and I had blackened mahi with fries and salad. Last night we had the Scilian sausage stew - love the fennel seeds in it. We are out tonight at a place that does amazing seared tuna. Boating tomorrow which will involve fish for lunch no doubt and I think something simple like a Thai veggie curry in the evening. Haven't thought further than that....
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » February 21st, 2020, 8:23 pm

Anyone know where emwilk is? Haven't seen her post for ages
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Busybee » February 21st, 2020, 8:44 pm

Prettykiwicrazy wrote:Anyone know where emwilk is? Haven't seen her post for ages


She is around on Instagram- all seems to be ok.

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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » February 21st, 2020, 10:29 pm

I’ve seen some Instagram posts from Emma too - some lovely looking food :chops: so I think she’s ok.

Crumpets first thing. Crappy panini at work.

For dinner we met friends at the food hall market place type venue and we all ate from different vendors and shared bits. I ordered flat iron steak with chimichurri and garlic butter. It was slightly rarer than I like but still delicious. I also had small bits of halloumi fries, charred hispi cabbage, roast garlic chilli mushrooms, skinny fries, slow cooked short ribs and Greek chicken shawarma. Plus a crust from the kids pizza. I even managed a bite (or 3) of a tower of smores blow torched on a stack of fudgy biscuit with hot chocolate sauce and some bits of what were possibly boozy raspberries. And a champagne cocktail and a glass of red.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » February 21st, 2020, 10:30 pm

Oh and the tambourine thing wasn’t that bad, I was more embarrassed than anything :oops: :D
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » February 21st, 2020, 11:20 pm

Last night I made creamy leek faux chicken fillets with garlic and Dijon and lots of herbs. It was rather nice.
Abokado poached egg, avocado and other things salad with a creamy soy and sesame dressing. I love the dressing. I would love to recreate it. But I may have had the salad one too many times though :? I had a slice of bread pudding after that.
Dinner was souped up pizza.
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