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feed a family of 4 for (just over) £100 a month
We have milk available on meal plan 1, no milk on meal plan 2, it’s a vegan plan.
If you are following meal plan 1, you could either use the milk here, in your porridge, up to 380ml each time you make it. Or if you’d rather, keep the milk for your tea / coffee. There is a total of 3.4 litres (2 x 6 pints) in the plan
Raisins are used as they are a purple portion, the hardest one to get. If you don’t have them, use any other dried fruit – sultanas, home dried foraged apples or plums for instance
- 90 g raisins
- 40 ml vegetable oil
- 10 g sugar
- 110 g oats
- 105 g oats the instant oat kind
- pinch salt
- Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan over a moderate heat with enough water (900ml) to achieve a runny consistency.
- Stir gently until oats have absorbed all the water, and mix has come together like a thick paste.
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