FOOD! Where to get it, and how to use up store cupboard essentials.

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As a mum, you worry about feeding your family.  I have been on lockdown for 3 weeks now! My daughter and I are classed as vulnerable, I am a type 1 diabetic and my Daughter has a Heart Condition.  Now like many of you, you log on to the online shopping sites and there are no delivery slots or you in a virtual queue for 4 hours.  I wanted to find some solutions, not just local to Milton Keynes; but some unusual companies that have never delivered to homes before.

If your are like me you will have lots of odds and ends stashed in cupboards. Tins of butter beans, packet mix that went out of date last month, frozen vegetables with freezer burn, or eggs that are going out of date faster than you can use them.

The aim in this blog is to point you to some great resources.  Either for food delivery or in using up those store cupboard items that you have no clue about; by the end of this you will be ready for Master Chef.

Every morning at 11am on BBC there is a programme called Healthcheck UK live, this morning they talked about the things you can freeze, including Eggs!!!  Was a new one on me.  And if you’re feeling energetic you can even join in with Mr Motivator below.

https://happymoneysaver.com/can-you-freeze-eggs/

 

USING STORE CUPBOARD FOOD BASICS

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/storecupboard

https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/quick-and-easy/easy-storecupboard-recipes/

https://www.asdagoodliving.co.uk/food/amazing-meals-made-from-store-cupboard-staples

https://www.mumsnet.com/family-food/recipes-for-storecupboard-heroes

http://www.foodnetwork.co.uk/article/stand-by-suppers.html

https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/course/store-cupboard-recipes/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/food/food-reviews/g551529/store-cupboard-recipes/

FOOD DELIVERY NOT FROM A SUPERMARKET

Campbells Meat: Meat & Fish

Jaspers Vegetable Box

Euro Hala MK

https://www.riverford.co.uk – Fresh Fruit and Veg

https://www.onyourdoorstep.shop – Fresh fruit & Veg

https://novablooms.com/product/Essential-Fruit-Veg-Box – Fresh fruit & veg

https://www.seasonsfruitandveg.co.uk/delivery/ – Fresh Fruit & veg

https://theonlinegreengrocer.com – Fresh Fruit & veg

https://www.costco.co.uk/Grocery-Household/c/cos_6 – Costco are now doing deliveries, you need to be a member or join online, but they have lots of large scale if you have storage room.

https://www.hopwells.com – These guys supply the catering industry with frozen foods, but are delivering to homes, minimum order is just £40, if you have a large freezer then it’s ideal.

https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/food-drink/subscription-boxes/best-meat-boxes-a6963391.html – Article from the independent with a range of companies delivering meat.

https://www.woburncountryfoods.com/online-shop

https://www.thebestbutchers.co.uk

 

PREPARED MEALS

RED PEPPER CATERING MK

Nonnas

 

AMAZING COMMUNITY GROUPS SUPPORTING THE ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE WITH FOOD.

Dreamsai Milton Keynes

MK Foodbank

MK Community Fridge

 

If you have any other links, then do let me know and I can update the blog.

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