Real Food Round-Up 27/11

Pappadums and yogurt

I’m back with my weekly real food round-ups, even if it is a little late this week. Last week I ate a mixture of meals, including some very frugal ones using eggs and some not very frugal meals out. 

Monday – Papadums dipped in a mixture of yogurt and lime pickle. I bought this pickle at the Real Food Festival a while ago, but have found it’s too strong to eat on its own. Mixing it with yogurt works well though. Also, measuring spoons work well when you run out of normal spoons.


TuesdayShakshuka with homemade buckwheat bread.

Leftovers for breakfast

Wednesday – Leftover shakshuka with more homemade buckwheat bread and some spinach and avocado.

Chicken veggies and chips

Thursday – Dinner at a friend’s: baked chicken drumsticks with stir-fried veggies and chips.


Friday – Mexican food out: pulled beef nachos and chicken burritos.

Lebanese platter

Saturday – Lebanese food out: sis kebab, kofte, felafel, dolma, tabbouli, fried eggplant, hummus and babaganoush.

Camping gourmet meal

Sunday – I honestly can’t remember, but here’s a photo of what we ate when we were camping over the long weekend: hard tacos with mince, salad, cheese, salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Who says camping food can’t be fancy?

What was on your menu last week?

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  1. EcoCatLady says:

    Once again, you’ve made me hungry – which is quite a feat considering that I just spent the day stuffing myself at Thanksgiving dinner. Anyhow, the shakshucka looks AMAZING – sorta like middle eastern huevos rancheros!

    BTW – I heard there was a nasty storm in Brisbane. Hoping you and yours are all safe and well.

    • Shakshuka is great because it looks so fancy, but is super-easy 🙂

      We did have a huge storm in Brisbane, but I’d already flown out to Melbourne, so haven’t seen the damage yet. My housemate has told me there was no damage to our apartment, apart from some water getting in through open windows (we leave them open). I’m a little more concerned about my car, which apparently has hail damage, but will have to check it out when I get back. I’m very grateful that I have an emergency fund!

  2. Love the photos. I’ve never heard of lime pickle or papadums (they remind me of tortillas). Sounds like an interesting combination!

    • Papadums are used a lot in Indian food, they serve the same function as tortillas, but they’re made of bean flour and are crispy. I think traditionally they were cooked in oil, but I just microwave them 🙂

  3. I LOVE Lebanese food. Hard to find around my area.

    • I love it too 🙂 We’re lucky enough to have a very cheap no-frills restaurant that serves great food. I wish I could send you some!

  4. We used to make lime pickles as a kid. I’m wondering if they are the same thing. What did yours taste like?

    • These ones have Indian spices and oil in them, but I’ve also made pickled lemons that were just with salt. What were your ones like?

  5. I’m particularly loving the look of the shakshuka… also the Lebanese takeaway!

  6. oooo yummy, I has shakshuka last week too! It’s a staple in our house (because its so easy but it looks fancy!) Lovely round up x

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