11am: I had an early morning meeting and had to rush out of the house this morning. I wasn’t hungry, so I didn’t feel bad. I’ve just got home and I am now pretty famished. I whip up smashed banana pancakes (made with banana, milk and egg) and eat it with melted peanut butter. They taste divine and are packed with protein and cost under 25p/portion. I am feeling full!
2.30pm: Home after a busy morning, that included taking my remaining £1.45 up to the high street to splurge! The splurge ended up being a solitary carrot, but all ended well after I popped into Wholefoods to pick up dinner bits for Hubbles and they obviously were feeling the Thanksgiving spirit as they were giving tasters of their Pumpkin Pie (naturally I indulged) and were also giving away chocolate coins. I took 2 of the latter and showed self-control by not eating them there and then. I have an idea of how to use them… I am now boiling my carrot and roasting garlic for my lunch. Roasted Garlic Carrot soup, under 16p!
4pm: I melted one of the chocolate coins and drizzled it over a flapjack. Heaven. I am in actual heaven! ... I ate it too quickly to take a photo of it and anyway it didn't look very pretty, but it tasted pretty amazing!
7.30pm: Hubble actually was jealous of my sausage dinner yesterday so wanted a casserole tonight. Whilst that is bubbling away, I make absolutely wonderful little oatcakes from lentils, spinach, caramelised onion and oats with a makeshift ‘ketchup’ (really a puree) from sautéed peppers and paprika. I can imagine given a storecupboard of spices that you can really go mad with flavouring these oatcakes. Mine were simple but tasty and just 45p for a portion.
9pm: I break into the second of 4 of my emergency hot choc sachets, at 25p, it is Thanksgiving after all and I am thankful that a) I got a bit of give-away pumpkin pie and some freebie choc coins, and b) the Breadline Challenge is just for one week and I am fortunate enough to not have to eat on such a small amount.
(Here is how I did on Wednesday: http://www.shiviramoutar.com/blog/2014/11/27/the-breadline-challenge-day-3)
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