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    What's in your fridge ?

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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 19 2014, 13:42

    Chocolate 70%
    Vegetables .....all the usual which I buy each week .....
    Fruit
    Soya yogurt
    Almond milk
    No sugar real lemon lemonade ....waitrose it is my favourite ...I add water to it though , as it makes a nice drink ....waitrose is not my regular shop, so I keep a few bottles in ....yes exciting ...
    Low fat light flora ....
    My fridge is full every week , intend to shop once a week,  sunny what I hate though is vegetables going off .
    They all keep better in the winter I find ....
    I use the garage in the winter as a cold store ....freeze more soups that sort of thing .....
    Tofu ....I love that ....
    Mature cheese ...light ...I hardly eat a lot of cheese these days ...I was a cheese addict but not any more ..... sunny 


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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by cold ethyl on Tue Aug 19 2014, 14:00

    After a big shop yesterday my fridge is now chockablock again.

    Strawberries
    Flat peaches
    cherries
    Flat beans
    Lots of mushrooms
    Carrots( go slimy if not in fridge I find)
    Cauliflower
    French beans
    lettuce
    cress
    tomatoes

    Ham
    Low fat grated cheese for cooking
    Low fat Greek yogurt- prefer the taste
    Creme Fraiche
    Wensleydale
    Cathedral city cheese portions( my treat)
    Benecol cholesterol drinks ( light version as much lower carbed- trying to see if the NHS dietician at DESMOND got anything right as "allegedly" they do work and have less risks than statins)
    Butter
    Spreadable butter
    Lactofree milk

    Bacon
    Eggs
    Turkey rashers
    Sirloin
    Lamb shoulder
    pork loin joint
    chicken x2
    chorizo
    gammon joint for soup


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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Xyz on Tue Aug 19 2014, 18:03

    Wot are 'flat' peaches and beans?

    (Or did they just get squished on the journey home?)
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Paul1976 on Tue Aug 19 2014, 18:06

    Brunneria wrote:Wot are 'flat' peaches and beans?

    (Or did they just get squished on the journey home?)

    Here they are...

    http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=268663138



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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by cold ethyl on Tue Aug 19 2014, 18:15

    Lol. Those are the peaches. Prefer nectarines but the ones Asda had in were size of footballs and I can only manage about 80g.
    Flat beans are what I call Helda beans- basically a flat green bean as far as I can tell. I like runner beans but Mr Ethyl doesn't so these are a compromise. Actually he'd prefer to just live on peas but I can't see what there is to love about them.
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by mo1905 on Tue Aug 19 2014, 20:22

    Love the flat peaches ! Like little cushions :-)


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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Xyz on Tue Aug 19 2014, 20:26

    @paul1976 wrote:
    Brunneria wrote:Wot are 'flat' peaches and beans?

    (Or did they just get squished on the journey home?)

    Here they are...

    http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=268663138


    Want some!
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Paul1976 on Tue Aug 19 2014, 20:30

    The flat peaches are a bit too carby for me but on the subject of 'unusual looking fruit and veg' these are pretty nice in a salad! Smile

    http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=277181723


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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by cold ethyl on Tue Aug 19 2014, 20:39

    I find I can manage about 80g of nectarine or peaches as long as I don't go mad with carbs for rest of meal. Tend to have a slice of cooked meat and a cheese portion then chopped up fruit.

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    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 19 2014, 21:12

    @cold ethyl wrote:I find I can manage about 80g of nectarine or peaches as long as I don't go mad with carbs for rest  of meal. Tend to have a slice of cooked meat and a cheese portion then chopped up fruit.

    That's really helpful, thank you. I have found the same and have been having a nectarine most days with my lunch - cheese or ham - without spiking at all.

    I shall try peaches next and hope for the same result!

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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by cold ethyl on Tue Aug 19 2014, 21:46

    dianaseaside wrote:
    @cold ethyl wrote:I find I can manage about 80g of nectarine or peaches as long as I don't go mad with carbs for rest  of meal. Tend to have a slice of cooked meat and a cheese portion then chopped up fruit.

    That's really helpful, thank you.  I have found the same and have been having a nectarine most days with my lunch - cheese or ham - without spiking at all.

    I shall try peaches next and hope for the same result!

    That should have read white nectarine and not peach. Got peaches on brain since buying them. As carb count slightly less I think for peaches not anticipating any difference. I seem ok with fruit as long as there's some fat nearby so maybe it's time to bring back pineapple, cheese and mini hotdogs on sticks. Very retro.
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Wed Aug 20 2014, 16:57

    Recent additions to my fridge are tubes of Gourmet Garden herbs.  I have ginger, garlic, chilli and lemon grass.  Handy for times, like tonight, when I fancy a curry but am too lazy to peel root ginger.  It just squeezes out like toothpaste  Very Happy
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Paul1976 on Wed Aug 20 2014, 17:03

    @Avocado Sevenfold wrote:Recent additions to my fridge are tubes of Gourmet Garden herbs.  I have ginger, garlic, chilli and lemon grass.  Handy for times, like tonight, when I fancy a curry but am too lazy to peel root ginger.  It just squeezes out like toothpaste  Very Happy

    I use them sometimes too! Very handy indeed in a rush and sometimes I use the frozen Garlic or Ginger cubes in the ethnic food section in the supermarket which are pretty handy for a homemade curry. Smile


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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Aug 20 2014, 18:08

    @robert72 wrote:The two essentials in my fridge are Fage and Kerrygold

    I don't keep eggs in the fridge and have become a Burford Browns egg snob. A little more expensive but proper deep orange yolks that you might remember from your childhood

    When robert72 posted this I'd not come across a Burford Brown egg before. But this morning I did ! Our relations had Burford Brown's in their larder and we had some for breakfast. Yes, they are a little more expensive but I have to agree the colour of the yolks was a lovely deep colour.

    Having been away our fridge is a little bare at the moment, but I will taking some chicken and cream out of the fridge and adding a few sliced leeks to make a creamy chicken and leek bake ....good food.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by mo1905 on Wed Aug 20 2014, 23:24

    New addition to my fridge. My wife saw on the TV that water cress is the new super food so went out and bought a tray. Nobody will eat it but she feels happier that we have some !


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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Xyz on Wed Aug 20 2014, 23:46

    @mo1905 wrote:New addition to my fridge. My wife saw on the TV that water cress is the new super food so went out and bought a tray. Nobody will eat it but she feels happier that we have some !

    I love watercress.  Makes a fab soup with smoked cheese.

    Just use chicken stock, bring to boil. Throw in some chopped spring onions and a good wodge of watercress.  Immediately take off the heat (the veg will wilt in the hot liquid, so it doesn't need 'cooking').  Throw in cubed smoked cheese, and blend to whatever texture you like.  Season to taste.  Yum.
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Indy51 on Thu Aug 21 2014, 01:36

    Re. the "herb" tubes - don't know if yours are anything like the ones sold in Australia, but I bought a tube without reading the label - when I got it home and finally got around to reading the ingredients, it went straight into the bin. Another science experiment!
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Aug 21 2014, 19:07

    Ah ah the humble watercress! (See Mo and Brunneria above)

    My grandchildren love growing watercress men/woman using the empty egg shells after eating a hard boiled egg. You can't beat some egg with a little watercress added. Shame I don't have any in my fridge at the moment - will have to fix that. lol! 

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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Aug 22 2014, 15:36

    The fridge is bare and I've just realised it's bank holiday weekend ....better get out quick before that great low carb food disappears. Salmon may be nice with some broccoli and mustn't forget the Chardonnay (Scandi may pop in virtually speaking)  lol! 

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Aug 22 2014, 16:18

    boy o boy i needed that like button for this thread, apart from making me eat from my nut stash at work, its given me a deep need to go shopping, and made me chuckle, i also need happy eggs before I'm another day older

    my essentials are fate, jelly, cream, butter, berries, 85% choc and any and all meat
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Aug 23 2014, 15:51

    Saturday shopping and all the essentials like wine, champagne, lobster, caviar has been bought - err no not really.

    It's all the low carb regulars chicken, beef, pork, a great selection of vegetables, some raspberries and double cream, blue cheese, olives plus more stuff and of course the essential butter. I can't believe I used to buy the easy spreads believing they were healthy ...but then I guess we've all done that.

    I also had to buy more tea ......that's an essential for me  lol!

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Mar 05 2015, 18:52

    Just opened the fridge and found some lovely creamy blue cheese and some olives Smile

    Put them together, and also poured a nice glass of chilled pinot grigio - that was also in the fridge Smile

    What a nice way to start the evening .....

    Have you got anything good in your fridge ?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Sally on Thu Mar 05 2015, 19:17

    Jan wrote: "Just opened the fridge and found some lovely creamy blue cheese"

    Yes, Jan, but was it intended to be blue?

    This is the time of the week when our fridge is tending towards the empty side and anything blue or, or even worse, furry, needs to be checked out.
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Mar 05 2015, 20:48

    @Sally wrote:Jan wrote:  "Just opened the fridge and found some lovely creamy blue cheese"

    Yes, Jan, but was it intended to be blue?

    This is the time of the week when our fridge is tending towards the empty side and anything blue or, or even worse, furry, needs to be checked out.
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    Hi Sally ... yes, checked the date, we were ok phewwww ......... and enjoyed some lovely creamy blue English Stilton  flower

    May have to re-stock the fridge quite soon, especially as the weekend is getting so close.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What's in your fridge ?

    Post by mo1905 on Thu Mar 05 2015, 21:23

    I make it a point of not eating anything blue !!!
    I attended a health & hygiene course a long time ago and was told any food handlers who get cuts have to wear blue plasters. Reason being, there isn't ( or shouldn't be lol ) and naturally occurring blue foods :-)


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