Saturday, 6 September 2014

Eating Through the Cupboards - No Spend Day


 
I am trying to eat my through the cereal in the cupboards, trying all different kinds of milk .... I really don't get on well with 'normal' skimmed milk anymore, so I have tried Soya milk ... YUK, Rice milk ... YUK, Oaty milk ...YUK, this week I have been trying Almond milk, not a bad taste but much too sweet for me, so it's still a big NO to milk.
 
And so I guess it's back to yogurt to use up the cereals that I won earlier this year when I got Best Little Blog of the Month from Dorset Cereals, thanks to you lovely lot all voting for me.  There are still a few boxes left even though I did send Jason home with a few packs for his cupboard.  The boxes of Porridges I can save for the colder months, but then of course there is still the problem of the milk!!
 
 
Mavis pictured on our blackberry picking/doggy walk today. 
 
She's looking much more comfortable in the undercarriage department now.  The medication she's on seems to be working.  She can now curl in a ball, her preferred sleeping position, instead of having to stretch out and sleep on her side.  It's nice to see her progress day by day.
 
Sue xx

28 comments:

  1. The only milk that I can cope with is skimmed, and only in very small amounts. I make my muesli with apple juice and my porridge with water and a pinch of salt. I have not tried any of the milk substitutes, they do not appeal to me at all. I do use semi skimmed to make custard but would rather have yogurt or cream on puddings, even better a fruit sauce. Mavis looks good, her undercarriage looks better.

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  2. We are rice dream covers here, makes great porridge. Sorry to hear you don't like it, we would be list without it.

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  3. Glad Mavis is more comfortable. There is so much on the news about puppy farms.

    A friend's black lab died very suddenly far too young. I remember when they got her they travelled to Wales & commented on the barns full of yellow, brown & black labrador puppies. I remember thinking at the time, " that's a puppy farm " I wonder how many of those pups died too young.

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  4. I am opposite to you, I can have the milk but not the Muesli, I'm ok with porridge in small amounts and usually make it with water and just a little milk to cool it down. If I eat yogurt for breakfast its usually with fruit.

    you can definitely see a change in Mavis, its great to see how she is improving each day.

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  5. Nice to see more improvement in Mavis, she has suffered enough and is very lucky to have been chipped and found her way home. I only use milk (semi) in porridge in the winter months, I can't eat nuts so never tasted Muesli.

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  6. Mavis is looking good!

    We use almond milk (unsweetened) and find it okay, mind you I don't like it in coffee so just use skim milk for that.

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  7. Mavis is looking much better already, there's a lot to be said for good care and love!
    I always used to make my porridge with milk but, for the last 10 yrs or so, have made it with water, no salt and usually (more recently), with a pinch of cinnamon or fruit of some kind. Now of course if there is any left over, the hens love it!
    Have a great weekend.

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  8. My freezer is now full.....I think I will endeavor to not spend anything on food for one week!

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  9. I use almond milk on my branflakes and one third soya milk/ two thirds water in my porridge. I think the muesli would make lovely flapjack/ breakfast bar type things.

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  10. I've given up eating cereals and usually just juice and make smoothies for breakfast now....they are really filling, and I think healthier than the cereals and milk and or milk substitutes. If we have milk it will only be organic - I found that made a huge difference to various 'side effects' regular milk caused...but don't even drink that anymore. I did try unsweetened almond milk and that is about the best I have tried of all the substitutes, but I find if I eat cereal I then spend the morning coughing. Since stopping I no longer have this problem.

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  11. For the first time in an age we have managed to survive (and enjoy) on our last weekly shop. It's been eight days since i did any shopping, apart from one loaf of bread. I'm very pleased with that. Used up freezer bits and had tinned grapefruit.

    Jean
    x

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  12. Lovely to see Mavis looking so much better. My porrage is a spartan affair in the making - just the oats and water, but then I am afraid I have to add brown sugar to it! No milk in sight though, of any kind.

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  13. We went off dairy about six months ago. Like you, we tried many others but have settled with almond milk. I have never felt better since giving up dairy, my tummy problems have gone!

    I did well this week with three no spend days. The pantry is full and so is the freezer so this week I should do even better :)

    Enjoy your weekend,

    xTania

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  14. Glad to see Mavis is getting better x

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  15. Like Morgan my porridge is made with water :-)

    Pat

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  16. I keep trying to win Dorset cereals in their competitions but no luck so far. When I bought the paper with the £5 Aldi voucher in it last week, there was also a voucher for half price low fat Greek Yoghurt which I bought. It worked really well with cereal.

    Mavis looks much better x

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  17. I'm not a big fan of cereal. We like the Kashi brand, and we use cream on our cereal with a few pecans. That's when I don't feel up to pancakes or some egg dish.

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  18. Don't like milk in any way, shape or form, most adults can't digest milk, being able to do so is a genetic mutation.

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  19. Lovely to see Mavis looking so much better. :)

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  20. I wonder which soya milk you have tried. They don't all taste exactly the same so maybe a different brand would suit you better, or have you tried the sweetened variety?

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  21. I would make cereal/breakfast bars from the cereal, they are filling and go well with a cup of coffee. Mavis looks much happier now that she is home and safe.

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  22. Have you tried Kefir ( believe you can get it in the U.K.)? Kefir contains lots of healthy probiotics, low fat and is quite tasty as well. Paula

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  23. I use almond milk. Original is sweetened, so look specifically for Original unsweetened. Confusing, I've more than once bought the gag worthy sweet stuff by mistake.

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  24. Try orange juice on your cereal, its yummy.

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  25. We use almond milk. We use the unsweetened vanilla.

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  26. Is it the lactose that causes difficulties Sue? If it is, maybe the lactose free milk available now might work. My brother is coeliac with lactose intolerance and he can have goats milk and some cheeses as the lactose isn't in those. He usually goes with soya tho because he quite likes that

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  27. I've had to give up all dairy due to finding it really affects my asthma. I "think" I am OK with the lactose free milk but it does carry a warning saying to check whether you can take it. So I am on goat's milk which I don't seem to react to at all. Some of the "other" milks are horribly sweet.

    Glad that Mavis is happily settling in back home and more comfortable with the tablets working.

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  28. Use juice on you cereal or unsweetened Almond and add some homemade vanilla

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