Recipes that use minimal water

Cape Town are fast approaching day zero. My understanding is that Day Zero means no more water coming out of the taps! It is a pretty dire state of affairs but David read a state last week that said SIXTY PERCENT of Cape Town residents are not saving water! Seriously guys? No amount of money can make water miraculously appear from the earth if there is none!

Anyway I know a lot of people are actively trying to find ways to save water so I have a few recipes that use minimal dishes which means less dishes to wash up, which means less water. 

These apple toasties are perfect for breakfast or lazy weekend food and all you need is a cutting board, sandwich toaster and plates. You could use paper plates or one big plate and let everyone take from there.

Apple Toasties|HarassedMom

Apple Toasties
Serves 4
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662 calories
82 g
96 g
35 g
9 g
21 g
333 g
435 g
48 g
1 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
333g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 662
Calories from Fat 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g
55%
Saturated Fat 21g
103%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 96mg
32%
Sodium 435mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates 82g
27%
Dietary Fiber 7g
29%
Sugars 48g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
25%
Vitamin C
14%
Calcium
14%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 160g Cream Cheese
  2. 4 Tbsp. Icing Sugar
  3. ½ tsp Cinnamon
  4. 4 Granny Smith Apples (sliced into rounds and deseeded)
  5. Butter for frying
  6. 4 Tbsp. Demerara Sugar (you can also use brown sugar)
  7. 30g Raisins
  8. 8 slices Sasko Plus Rosehip and Honeybush Brown Bread
  9. 80g Butter (softened)
  10. Whipped Cream/Ice Cream to serve
Instructions
  1. 160g Cream Cheese
  2. 4 Tbsp. Icing Sugar
  3. ½ tsp Cinnamon
  4. 4 Granny Smith Apples (sliced into rounds and deseeded)
  5. Butter for frying
  6. 4 Tbsp. Demerara Sugar (you can also use brown sugar)
  7. 30g Raisins
  8. 8 slices Sasko Plus Rosehip and Honeybush Brown Bread
  9. 80g Butter (softened)
  10. Whipped Cream/Ice Cream to serve
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calories
662
fat
35g
protein
9g
carbs
82g
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Harassed but happy mommy blogger https://www.harassedmom.co.za/
You only need 1 baking tray, a grater, cutlery and plates for these breakfast buns! 

You can make these buns with any fillings of your choice; we have opted for ones with bacon, egg and cheese or ones with cherry tomatoes, egg and cheese.Breakfast Buns|HarassedMom

Breakfast Buns
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898 calories
26 g
700 g
59 g
63 g
24 g
324 g
2650 g
5 g
0 g
29 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
324g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 898
Calories from Fat 524
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 59g
90%
Saturated Fat 24g
122%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 700mg
233%
Sodium 2650mg
110%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 5g
Protein 63g
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
60%
Iron
31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 packet Sasko Jumbo Sesame White Bread Buns (3 buns per packet)
  2. 200g packet Streaky Bacon or 200g Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  3. 3 Extra-large Eggs
  4. 60g Gouda/Cheddar Cheese (grated)
  5. Fresh Parsley (if desired)
  6. Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180*C
  2. Place the bacon or the cherry tomato halves onto a baking tray (season the cherry tomatoes with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil). Bake until the bacon is crisp or the tomatoes have softened (approx. 15 min).
  3. Cut the tops off the buns and scoop out the bread from the centres to create ‘bread bowls’ and place onto a baking tray.
  4. Divide the bacon/tomatoes between the buns to form the bottom layer.
  5. Crack an egg into each and top with equal amounts of cheese.
  6. Season with salt, pepper and a dash of chopped, fresh parsley.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the buns are golden brown and the eggs are cooked to your liking (place the lids in for the last 5 minutes to crisp up.)
  8. Serve hot.
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calories
898
fat
59g
protein
63g
carbs
26g
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This recipe appeals to me on many levels. Its quick and easy, uses a few dishes and is delicious.Mushrooms on toast|HarassedMom

Creamy Mushroom on Toast
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481 calories
13 g
127 g
43 g
16 g
27 g
360 g
1264 g
5 g
1 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
360g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481
Calories from Fat 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g
67%
Saturated Fat 27g
134%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 127mg
42%
Sodium 1264mg
53%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 5g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A
27%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
23%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 slices Sasko Plus Soy and Linseed White Bread
  2. 250g Portabellini/white button Mushrooms
  3. 30g butter
  4. ½ tsp fresh Thyme
  5. 3 Tbsp Cream
  6. 15g Grated Parmesan
  7. Pepper
  8. Hummus to serve
Instructions
  1. Cut the mushrooms into quarters.
  2. Place a non-stick pan on medium heat and add the butter.
  3. Once the butter has melted, add the mushrooms and thyme.
  4. Fry until the mushrooms are just beginning to brown then add the cream, parmesan and a pinch of black pepper and stir to coat.
  5. Take off the heat.
  6. Toast the Soy and linseed bread and spread each slice with hummus.
  7. Divide the mushrooms between the toasts and serve.
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calories
481
fat
43g
protein
16g
carbs
13g
more
Harassed but happy mommy blogger https://www.harassedmom.co.za/
Water shortages aside, I am all for cooking that uses less dishes because it means less cleaning up.

What are some of your water saving meals?

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