Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Food Glorious Food - New Year, New Food
Following the festive season and a week or so of over indulging its time to cut down, and for me a diet. It's also a time to watch the pennies and one particular area I intend to address is how much we spend on food!
The first thing to go is "naughties". Sweets, nibbles, crisps and booze.
I'm also being careful not to buy too much. I feel disgusted when I throw away food and so this year I shall be utilising my freezer much more and I'm on the hunt for a really cook cooking app that can guide me how to use up the leftovers.
We shall continue to feast on delicious vegetables, fish, and lean meat, but portion sizes are being reduced for myself, Gary and Samuel. For the little ones I'm keen to reign on the naughties (Christmas chocolate is all gone now).
I will also be making lovely home made soup as I find chunky warming soups a great lunch time filler and in my diet I am cutting out bread, so no more sandwiches!
Tonight we are having sea bass fillets.
1. Lay sea bass fillets on a sheet of foil, drizzle with a tiny bit of olive oil, then lay on top a slice of lemon and a sprig of rosemary.
2. Close up foil around the fillets and place on a baking tray.
3. Bake in oven on 180 degrees (fan) for about 8 minutes.
I don't season until I serve as I do not like the children to have too much salt.
I am serving the bass with rice and steamed vegetables (tenderstem broccoli mini corns and runner beans.
This is not a cheap meal, the fish alone is £2.00 per person, but using Sainsburys mix and match on selected fish and meat, this reduced to £1.66 per person for 4 fillets. (my toddlers share a fillet, thank goodness!)