The $25 challenge

Would you be able to feed yourself for $5 a day?

A few weeks ago, fellow food blogger Lauren from Corridor Kitchen emailed me just that question.

In an effort to raise money for Oz Harvest as a part of anti-poverty week Lau was running a $35 challenge to eat for 7 days and only spend that much.

I’m a little late to the game but this week all I’ve spent on food for the two of us to eat for 5 days is $50

I’ll share more about my experience with the challenge next week.

But for today, just wanted to leave you with the recipe my life-saving lentils. Which have seen me through breakfasts lunches and dinners this week.

life-saving lentils
makes heaps

500g lentils, preferably french-style green lentils
2 carrots, diced
2 onions, diced
2 sticks celery, diced
4-6 tablespoons sherry vinegar

1. Rinse lentils and add to a large pot with the carrots, onions
and celery. Cover with water and bring to the boil.

2. Boil for 15-20 minutes or until lentils are just tender.

3. Drain well and return lentils to the pan. Season very generously
with salt, vinegar and 4-6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.

Have a lovely weekend!

Jules x

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We all go through times in life when we don’t have as much cash as we’d like but it doesn’t mean we can’t eat food that tastes good and is good for us. Cooking healthy food on a budget is a very handy skill to have.

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