Day 8 Frugal Salad

 Hello again and thanks for the lovely comments, I always love to read them. I didn’t make it into work today and slept through it. After almost 24 hours in bed, I was famished and really felt the need for a plateful of something really protein filled and nutricious. Someone once mentioned that they liked salad, which is not much of a frugal option at this time of year, but I don’t worry about the price as I don’t find it much more expensive than any other fresh veg, unless I grow it myself.

For supper we had homemade: salsa, falafels and carrot, sprouting seeds and beetroot salad. I made salsa from chopped two tomatoes, one small diced onion, two finely diced and deseeded chillis, lime juice, which I buy bottled and keep in the fridge for weeks, along with some chopped corriander and then stir together and serve immediately

I had sprouting seeds in the cupboard, which I’ve had sprouting in the cupboard this week, along with three grated carrots and and I added some diced beetroot. I make the dressing from three tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon of cider vinegar, a teaspoon of dijon mustard and a sprinkle of salt. Shake together in a jam jar, pour on, and stir.

 We had it altogether with some sweet chilli sauce, which also needed using up.

The sprouting seeds and falafels are full of protein and the new shoots from the sprouts, and of course the carrots and tomatoes are bursting with vitamins.It was just what I needed.

I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks off, visiting family, looking after parents, tidying up the house, getting some maintenance done, having some time for craft, gardening and having time with my son and daughter. I’ll be here every day and I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow.

Love Froogs xx

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29 thoughts on “Day 8 Frugal Salad

  1. I'm glad that the migraine has left you, they are horrid. Enjoy your time away from work. Have you ever eaten wild salad? There are so many ways to find out what is edible, for free.

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  2. You can tell by looking at that plateful that it's going to be good for you.

    I've never tried sprouting seeds, I should give it a go.

    Glad you're feeling better, have a nice Easter break.

    Sue xx

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  3. That looks lovely, FQ. I love sprouted seeds but have never thought to grow my own. What seeds do you use, and is there a special technique?

    Glad you're feeling better, you obviously needed that time in bed.

    Sooze x

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  4. Glad to hear you are feeling much better tonight. Your tea looks like the vitamin packed meal needed for a quick pick me up. Enjoy your time off work, de-stress and get lots of rest.

    I have never sprouted seeds, mainly because I dont know which ones to use.

    Karen x

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  5. Looks gorgeous! I've just found your blog (I don't know how I haven't come across it before!) and have been really enjoying reading your posts. I've been a bit desperate for some frugal inspiration – now I've found it 🙂

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  6. Migraines are filthy aren't they? I love making sprout salads, I have been reading heaps of sprout info in books and online, Sproutman is a font of wisdom, I have been growing mine in baskets and special sprouters and so far the baskets work best. I got them all at the charity shop but the cheapo bamboo baskets I get for 20c have the most success.
    Soaking times vary as do sprouting techniques but a quick Google to give you some basic knowledge and it is really easy to do and such fresh food!

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  7. Enjoy your holiday. A really long sleep will have done you good.

    This week, I discovered that the garden weed , Hairy Bittercress, is a a really tasty salad green and is free for the picking in our garden.

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  8. Looks delicious and healthy, which is always a bonus. Glad you are feeling better, its always lovely to spend some time at home but not when you are sick and can't do any of the things that you want to.
    We are going to be in Cornwall for a week during September, would love to have some advice on things to do and see that don't break the budget. I have plenty of aunts, uncles and cousins there so will be catching up with them but want to do a bit of exploring as well. Any hints or tips would be great. Have a great day. xxx

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  9. As a migraine sufferer myself, I can totally sympathise. They are so debilitating and you can be out of action for a day or two and feel rubbish even after that. Please take care of yourself this holiday time and enjoy your well earned break. Although being a teacher I bet you still have some school stuff to do. Have a lovely holiday and I look forward every morning to checking in to read your blog, I read what you do and try to follow your example as best I can. One day to be without debt
    and as self sufficient as life will allow, that is where happiness is, to know you have not been a slave to materialism and consumerism and the simple things are where it's at 🙂

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  10. As a migraine sufferer myself, I can totally sympathise. They are so debilitating and you can be out of action for a day or two and feel rubbish even after that. Please take care of yourself this holiday time and enjoy your well earned break. Although being a teacher I bet you still have some school stuff to do. Have a lovely holiday and I look forward every morning to checking in to read your blog, I read what you do and try to follow your example as best I can. One day to be without debt
    and as self sufficient as life will allow, that is where happiness is, to know you have not been a slave to materialism and consumerism and the simple things are where it's at 🙂

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  11. I have sprouted mung beans but the instructions that came with the jar were not clear at all. I just soaked for a day I think and then kept rinsing. Not too sure however how long to leave them sprouting.

    Also, don't make the mistake of trying to sprout too many at once, as they expand and fill the jar, but with not sufficient sprouts, if you see what I mean. Better with fewer to allow for growth, if you have only a smallish jar.

    I too would appreciate a sprouting tutorial – seeing something is always better than reading instructions.

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  12. Hi Froogs

    I have just found our blog and suspect it is going straight to the top of m list of favourites. I will be making some falafel soon from our recipe. Thanks for sharing and I love the uncomplicated stle of our blog and NO ads. Perfect!! Keep up the great work.

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  13. Glad you are feeling better. Sometimes a long sleep is the best cure(even if it is chemically induced 🙂 That dinner looks delicious!!!
    Enjoy your time off with your family. You deserve it.

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