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Old Apr 30th 2013, 6:49 pm
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I will have what the lass in the blue dress is having

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/he...ubai-1.1177288

I have got my weekly spend down to AED 100 for food, so I am obviously a glutton
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Old Apr 30th 2013, 8:27 pm
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Old May 1st 2013, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by Fossildog View Post
I have got my weekly spend down to AED 100 for food, so I am obviously a glutton
How have you managed that?
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How have you managed that?
rice, pasta, vegetarian menu
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Old May 1st 2013, 6:55 am
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rice, pasta, vegetarian menu
I didn't see anything about meat though?
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1 reckon I could, but I wouldn't want to as it would be dull and monotonous. Shop in places like Union Co Op or Lulu and you can get very cheap rice, lentils and veg.

I'd struggle without tea and coffee.
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
rice, pasta, vegetarian menu
Exactly. I make things like lentil curries and soups. Eat cous cous, tofu etc. lots of fresh fruit and veg from the vegetable market. Cook and freeze a lot. Cereal for breakfast, make my own lunches. Is easy to do with forward planning.

Reading the comments below that article make you realise the struggle a lot of people have here and how AED 6 a day for food is a reality. Excercises like the 5 days the ladies are doing in the article are all a bit pointless. Why only 5 days I wonder. A celebratory brunch on the Friday?
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Originally Posted by Fossildog View Post
Reading the comments below that article make you realise the struggle a lot of people have here and how AED 6 a day for food is a reality. Excercises like the 5 days the ladies are doing in the article are all a bit pointless. Why only 5 days I wonder. A celebratory brunch on the Friday?
I don't need to eat on 6dh a day to understand people struggle.

I don't see much point in this exercise - as you point out, I expect these women will do it for 5 days, then go on a bender brunch and pat each other on the back for a job well done.
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My lads get a massive QR13.33 a day food allowance and seem to be getting fatter. I might try them on QR5 a day - Dan the fattest filipino tea boy will thank me for it i'm sure.
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