Like most people, I don’t eat meat every day. One day, we had a baked potato and tuna for dinner, the tuna was from Approved food and 30p a tin. We often eat soups, and when we eat meat, it’s always the cheaper cuts. I’ve always loved Quorn, it’s a meat substitute and we really like it. Even that has increased in price to around 31.80 a bag. I always keep my eyes open for special offers and buy about five bags when they are on offer at £1 a bag. It’s sold frozen so I just take it home and store it until I need it.
I use it in stews, casseroles, stir frys and anything where I might use chicken. I flash fried some onions, pepper and mushrooms, stirred in the Quorn and added some stir fry sauce that I bought from Approved food for 20p a sachet and then added some noodles that I’d cooked in boiling water.
The end result? Quorn chow mein. No takeaways in our house on a Friday night. Prices per portion Quorn – 50p, sauce, 10p, noodles 25p, pepper, onion and mushrooms 25p – total £1.10. Food is getting increasingly expensive but I’m sure this is cheaper than a take away.
Over to you Dear Reader, what do you do with Quorn? Do you use any meat substitutes? If so, what do you make?
Love Froogs xxxx