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startingtolooklikemother Tue 12-Apr-16 15:35:22

I've only just discovered that you can buy frozen chopped onion, frozen mash and frozen roast potatoes. They honestly have (vaguely) changed my life! What else am I missing out on, what have you discovered.
recently in convenience foods which has (vaguely) changed your life?

EatShitDerek Tue 12-Apr-16 15:39:41

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Luckystar1 Tue 12-Apr-16 15:42:00

I absolutely love frozen onions and frozen garlic. Seriously life changing (I do a lot of slow cooking, it literally halves the prep time).

LisaRinnasLips Tue 12-Apr-16 15:42:34

Frozen sofrito mix - onion celery and carrot. Perfect base for bolognese sauce and soups! Saves so much chopping.

Frozen spinach - chuck it in tomato sauces or soups

Frozen cauliflower cheese isn't too bad either just add extra seasoning and more cheese

dreamingofsun Tue 12-Apr-16 15:59:52

yes to onions. lazy ginger - too much grating for fresh and goes off as i dont use enough. also lazy or frozen chilli

Luckystar1 Tue 12-Apr-16 16:11:56

Lisa where do you get the sofrito?

Sgoinneal Tue 12-Apr-16 16:13:04

Frozen soffrito, frozen avocados, and frozen fruits for the nutribullet!

SunshineBee Tue 12-Apr-16 16:13:53

Wait a minute, frozen avocado?!

rockabella Tue 12-Apr-16 16:15:31

The Lazy Company range of garlic, chilli and ginger! Godsend!

Sgoinneal Tue 12-Apr-16 16:15:35

Yes!! Local mini tesco for those and soffrito is called different things everywhere but here's a link to the sainsburys version:

Sgoinneal Tue 12-Apr-16 16:16:46

(Tbh though sunshinebee I've used the frozen avocado for Nutribullet - haven't tried thawing it for other recipes)

Ughnotagain Tue 12-Apr-16 16:18:52

Microwave rice. I know, it's worse for you than normal rice, but jesus it's quick!

dlwelly Tue 12-Apr-16 16:19:26

Tinned carrots! They're peeled, chopped and come in their own water to heat them up in! No more faff with raw ones anymore. Only 30p or so per tin too!

LadyPeterWimsey Tue 12-Apr-16 16:24:48

Garlic oil. No smelly hands or tubes of garlic purée languishing in the fridge, and so quick. Combine it with sofrito and dinner is much speedier.

When I do bother to use whole garlic, I use the ready peeled stuff that comes in jars in Aldi and a queer it through the garlic press.

It is exceptionally lazy, I know.

SunshineBee Tue 12-Apr-16 16:28:21

I have never ever seen frozen avocado but will be on the lookout now. Would be so handy for my nutribullet too!

P1nkP0ppy Tue 12-Apr-16 16:29:51

Microwave rice, no more pans boiling over 😊

iklboo Tue 12-Apr-16 16:32:35

Lazy products (ginger, garlic, chilli)
Boodles (butternut squash noodles)
Frozen herbs

tabulahrasa Tue 12-Apr-16 16:32:48

"Microwave rice. I know, it's worse for you than normal rice, but jesus it's quick!"

Frozen rice, all the conveniance of the sachets but no added ingredients, it's literally just rice.

I have never got the hang of cooking rice, it goes from under to over cooked in seconds, lol.

Frozen rice is amazing.

LisaRinnasLips Tue 12-Apr-16 16:34:56

M&S do a good frozen soffrito

lem73 Tue 12-Apr-16 16:35:05

I used to think tinned new potatoes looked disgusting but they've become a godsend to me. They're great for bulking out casseroles and curries.

MrsJayy Tue 12-Apr-16 16:36:07

I cant see how microwave is anyworse for you than normal rice ? Quick cook pasta its all i use now garlic paste i always burn garlic. Frozen caulicheese its only me that likes it so i can have it when i want,

Dancingqueen17 Tue 12-Apr-16 17:19:17

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StrapOnDodo Tue 12-Apr-16 17:31:38

Frozen chilli and coriander, cheaper and less waste

MrsJayy Tue 12-Apr-16 17:38:41

Ah ok didnt know that but still rice in 3 minutes

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Tue 12-Apr-16 17:41:16

Garlic paste. Amazing. Milder than fresh garlic, no waste (we can't be the only ones who regularly find shrivelled up garlic cloves at the bottom of the veg drawer).

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