Whats in your freezer?

As its harder to get items at the moment and i do normally do this once a month even without covid-19 isolation….i hav e a look see whats the oldest in freezer use it up first. Just off top of my head….

Steak or Chicken you match with

  • potato,
  • salad or any steamed vegetables (cauli, broccoli,  Brussels sprouts, zucchini, carrot, green beans, peas, corn)
  • curry pastes,
  • Fresh onion, tomato, mushroom, celery, garlic, ginger
  • salad dressings,
  • Asian/pasta sauces, gravy, bbq or tomato sauces
  • Rice, pasta, Cous cous, polenta
  • Pizza, wraps, sandwiches or burgers
  • Soups w noodles and vegetables  or beans or pasta


  • Salads
  • Chili, garlic, shallot/onion
  • Asian stirfry
  • Tomato, mushroom,
  • Lemon, lime
  • capers and lemon w parsley and butter
  • Coriander or parsley in garlic and  stock
  • Curry or white or tomato base sauces,
  • Rice/quinoa
  • Vermicelli
  • Kimchi
  • Pickled ginger
  • Sweet chili sauce, soy, oyster sauce, miso, teriyaki, garlic or ginger sauces, hoisin, honey
  • Soups
  • Prawn or Fish curries


  • Cranberry sauce
  • Instead of beef mince use turkey mince eg tacos, fajitas, san choi bau, bolognaise


  • apple or mint sauce
  • Slaw
  • Potato, steamed greens,
  • Sage butter
  • Asian sauces Plumb, sweet n sour,

Rissoles /mince/sausages

  • Vegetables you need to use up
  • Pasta/rice/mash
  • gravy
  • Mexican/italian sauces
  • Salad

Substitutes if you run short

Coconut milk/cream can be sub with milk or coconut water or water

Eggs with chia seeds

Pizza bases can be made with flour and yogurt no yeast needed or sweet potato mashed or cauliflower mash as bases

Stock with herbs or lemon juice and herbs for sauces or butter and herbs

Mash can be carrot, cauli, potato, sweet potato, swede, parsnip, peas

Beetroot can be blitz to make a dip

Soups can be made with stock and vegetables with herbs or tins of beans

Meat free meal once a week eg on a Monday

If you have main  dinner  with meat/seafood/poultry then lunch can be soups or salads, breakfasts anything you need to use up, toast, english muffins, cereal or museli or salads or salads,  toasted sandwich or soup or baked beans/spaghetti or eggs, bacon, sausage, vegetables cooked eg mushroom, tomato, kale, spinach with garlic, onion