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August 2019

Our Lidl Challenge | Week 1

By | Our Lidl Challenge

Baby Corn £0.69

Spinach £0.79

Satsumas £0.89

Melon £0.99


Hot & Sour Soup |6 servings

Tangy & fragrant, with the right amount of spice and plenty raw veg

For this recipe we used Lidl’s spinach (£0.79) and baby corn (£0.69). The other veggies/ spices were just what we had in our kitchen. You can use your own vegetable mix or keep it simple and just use the spinach and corn. Perilla oil has a high omega 3 content which is great for your noggin. It taste quite like sesame seed oil, which is another oil best served uncooked. Tamarind concentrate will add that Caribbean twang and can keep in your fridge for ages. In our cookbook we will have a Chine 5 Spice recipe, but for now you can use a shop bought a packet (no judgement)!


Prep Time:

15 minutes


1/8 scotch bonnet

1 good knuckle of ginger

1/2 onion

1 tsp Chinese 5 spice (we make our own but you can buy pre-mixed in shops)

1 garlic clove

2 ltr water

1 tsp salt

2 tbs tamarind concentrate

1 tbs date paste (or a sweetener of your choice)

1 tsp coconut cream (block)

3/4 courgette

1 spring onion

large handful of spinach, baby corn, micro herbs, mange tout

1 tsp (per serving) sesame oil/ perilla oil


  1. Chop up your aromatics (scotch bonnet, ginger, garlic, onion) and put them in a saucepan with boiling water
  2. Add Chinese 5 Spice, salt, tamarind concentrate, coconut cream, date paste. Simmer for 10 minutes
  3. Spiralize your courgette. (if you don’t have a spiralizer you can grate the courgette or use noodles)
  4. Quarter your baby corn, slice your spring onion and spinach
  5. Put a tsp of oil in each bowl, add all your raw veggies and then pour your broth over the top

Fruit Coulis | 6 Servings

Like a fresh melon virgin mojito. Great in coconut yogurt or on toast.

We added some mint from our urban garden and a kiwi, to Lidl’s price drop gaia melon (£0.99) and easy peeler satsumas.(£0.65).  You all know we love seamoss, so this recipe wouldn’t be complete without it. For those that don’t know, Seamoss contains 15 of the 16 essential minerals that you need to function healthily. These minerals support the healthy functioning of your blood, bones and muscles; the foundations of a healthy body. We clean it thoroughly and create our own sea moss gel. This can easily be added to smoothies, sauces and cakes. It can act as an egg replacement and is an excellent binder.


Prep Time:

5 minutes


1/2 melon

6 satsumas

1 handful of mint

1 kiwi

1/4 cup seamoss (you can use agar instead- follow instructions on packet)

1 tsp maple syrup (or your own choice of sweetener)


  1. Blend up all of your ingredients and leave in fridge to chill


Our Lidl Challenge

By | Our Lidl Challenge

Eat cheap

Proving that eating well doesn’t have to be expensive, we will be using the fruit & veg on offer at Lidl and posting our quick, tasty recipes. Try out what we share and let us know what you think. Lidl challenge, big reward.

Let the games begin!