A Mothers Ramblings: The Organic Confession

Friday, 6 September 2013

The Organic Confession

Hello Everyone, My name is Pippa and I don't buy Organic.

There I said it and now I've got that out the way I can tell you all about my latest foodie challenge. I've been challenged to make a meal plan for the family for the week using Organic products by the Organic. Naturally different campaign.

Ah.

So, why don't I use Organic ingredients normally?

Well, they cost more right?

I'd love to use Organic, but I'm on a limited budget and trying to make it stretch as far as possible. Yes, I know that Organic is better for nature and that there are higher animal welfare standards, that there are less pesticide residues and that the food is natural and great tasting but the cost...

Organic Shopping

Hang on I got all that for just £56.15?

I could make loads of meals from that.

I could make;

Chicken Roast with Roast Potatoes and Carrots
Chicken Pie with Gluten Free Pastry
Chicken Pasta Bake
Tomato Pasta with grated Cheese
Potato Gratin
Sausages and Aligot
Meatball Pasta in Tomato Sauce
Garlic Mushrooms with Dip
Chips
Baked Potatoes
Stuffed Butternut Squash
Frittata (apple and cheese anyone?)
Pancakes
Omelettes
Potato Skins
Couscous with Roasted Vegetables

And that's not even looking at the fruit for crumbles or thinking hard or even bulking it out with what I also have in my cupboards. So this week I'm going to make a meal plan for my family based on the food above and making it budget friendly (you know cook once, eat twice or making full use of leftovers sort of thing).

My personal goal is to see how maybe I could take another look at organic food products and see how I could include them in my regular food shop and I'd like to know more about what organic food actually is, I mean are the potatoes I've grown in my garden organic? What about the eggs my neighbour sells from the chickens in her garden?

I'm also rather interested in seeing how I can combine cooking gluten and egg free for Daddy with using Organic products... Oh I do like a challenge!

I was sent the hamper of food, in order to use it and make a meal plan.