Monday, 13 August 2012

A Tuesday Recipe - make do meals!

This is not a recipe as such but more of a take on - I've not done any shopping what's in the cupboards? - type situation
Over the years baked beans have maintained their position as a popular food in this country. Irrespective of how good they are for your diet you can usually find them in kitchen pantries. In some ways they are a little under estimated in versatility. I have used them in curries, chillies, soups and many more situations as well as traditionally on toast which can be eaten as a snack or a meal. Believe it or not I've eaten them as part of a diet! 
Diet beans on toast
1 slice of wholemeal bread
1 tiny tin beans
flora/low fat spread
Marmite

Just warm your beans while your toast is cooking. Spread the hot toast with your margarine and Marmite and pour on the beans. The Marmite 'beefs' up the meal. Perhaps 300 - 350 cals.

But today I found some frankfurters and fresh tomatoes that needed using and as we begin eating with our eyes:-
Sometimes beans on toast can look like nothing other than an orangey mess!
There is no great secret just a little forethought is required.
I chopped the frankfurters into a tin of beans and placed on a low heat, added a table spoon of tomato puree, half a fresh tomato and half a teaspoon of prepared green chilli paste and then seasoned. The bread I cut into circles and toasted then spread with margarine before pouring on the topping. 
Its not cordon bleu more 'gordon blue'! However, I include it because it's mine, an experiment if you like and it tasted spicy and tomatoey on top of which it was quite filling.
My message is don't be afraid to try things out.

God Bless
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