1. Pia, what is UHT Tofu? Where do you buy it from?

    I should buy and cook with more tuna. Tuna pasta bakes are yummy; adding veg helps to make them healthier (until we, like you, add way too much cheese.)

    I’ve never heard of Hamburg Curry. Is that the Japanese curry that comes in a solid block? That’s really yummy. I’m not sure about the lump of butter, though. What does it do for the dish?

    You did so well for the no-buy week, a real variety of meals. We are mostly living week to week now. Rather than a no-buy week, I need to look at what’s in the cupboard and make sure it is incorporated into the next weeks meal every three months or so.

    Sorry for all of the questions. I’d like the Hamburg Curry recipe, please.

    • pia

      UHT Tofu is shelf steady tofu that is long-life and can be kept in the pantry. We use fresh tofu mostly but always have UHT tofu as backup because I hate having to drive out just for one item. Maybe I will do a post with photos next time of my pantry staples so it’s easier to recognise things when you see them. You can get UHT tofu from Coles in the asian aisle.

      Hamburg curry is Japanese curry that you get in a block, over a hamburger patty. So not much of a recipe really! We don’t buy the ones you get from Coles, those aren’t that nice. We get Vermont Curry as it has the best flavour. We also add our own other ingredients in such as chilli, diced carrots and potatoes etc. I should have put a disclaimer on, that lump of butter is my husband’s weak point and I took a photo of his meal as mine just looked like curry as I like to drown mine good and proper. He will eat butter off the spoon! I don’t normally add butter to mine, but he loves it with his curry and corn. The Japanese do sometimes add butter but definitely not remotely near that much. You can definitely make Japanese curry from scratch and we do that sometimes. But we always have a block of this in the pantry.

      I did like doing the no-buy week, thanks for the compliment! We do try to make sure we incorporate things but my pantry is full of staples because we are lazy people and hate running out of things, haha. I also like that it forces me to exercise creative thinking skills instead of just following a recipe.

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