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#fdbloggersBTL Day 3

On Tuesday morning, I’ll admit to being grumpy upon waking up. When I remembered that I was having beans on toast again, I made a weird just-woke-up groany noise that I hope never to make again. Then when I checked out the response to my challenge so far across various comments sections, I got way grumpier and wanted to pack the whole challenge in. I think my mistake with BTL has been taking it too lightly. I bought beer to make you lot laugh (regular readers got the joke, people who just got here didn’t) and have been attempting to make light of the whole thing. This is because it’s really not a big deal for me to eat a bit less for a week, in the rest of my life I have the luxury of eating whatever I fancy whenever I fancy. Therefore, I don’t feel comfortable at all moaning about eating less or complaining in really any way at all, so I’m keeping it pretty upbeat. If I could go back and not take part …

Live Below The Line Fried Egg and Fried Bread

#fdbloggersBTL Day 2: Am I finding this too easy?

Edit since posting: I just want to make it clear that I’m not trying to belittle or downplay the experiences of those living in actual food poverty. That’s something I can only just imagine, it’s shitty, and horrible, and completely incomparable to the experiences of an employed twenty something taking part in a blog challenge. I cannot and will not use my experience this week to demonstrate what it’s like to actually live off £1 a day, because it’s not the same thing. So when I’m saying I’m finding this easy, I’m not saying it’s easy for everyone long term. Just wanted to make that crystal. I don’t want to sound like a total dickhead here, but I’m finding this challenge remarkably easy. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I can’t expect anything particularly exciting to come out of my kitchen this week, and accepted my fate of samey meals every day. I’m eating enough food so I’m not actually hungry. There just isn’t a problem yet. It’s only day two, so perhaps …

Live Below The Line Fried Egg Sandwich

#fdbloggersBTL Day 1: I miss ketchup

Let’s just get this out the way: I let my friend buy me a beer today, but it’s because she’s leaving town and I won’t see her for 10 weeks and it was all just an “I need a beer” moment. I’m punishing myself immediately by crossing off two of the cans I’d bought so that it doesn’t fully count as cheating. Are we uncovering a minor alcohol problem? It’s entirely possible. Anyway, the food. It’s really not that bad yet. I had beans on toast for breakfast, an underwhelming yet not unusual choice for me. When I got hungry a few hours later I made a fried egg sandwich – less impressive through its lack of ketchup and butter, but far from inedible. I went out and did some stuff, then came home and made a pasta sauce out of peas, yoghurt and garlic (I’ll post a recipe at some point this week) and ate it with 100g pasta. I do not at all feel even a little bit as though I haven’t eaten enough today. …