家常便饭/Easy Homecooking: Sliced Pork with Garlic Sprouts

June 27 - Pork with garlic sprouts1

June 27- Pork with garlic sprouts

This is a popular dish you see at economical rice stalls. If you’re not familiar with ‘economical rice’, it is simply rice eaten with small portions of side dishes. You select 2-3 dishes to go with your rice and a meal of 1 meat and 2 vegetables typically cost $2.80 – $3.20. I guess they’re so named because it’s a cheap way to eat.
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27. June 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
Categories: Pork, Stir-fry, Under $3, Vegetables | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

IKEA SG Bloggers Task #1: Bringing the outdoors in! Kitchen Makeover

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Disclaimer: This post is part 1 of the IKEA Bloggers Program. I wasn’t paid in cash but was given a budget to revamp my place. All ideas and comments are my own.

June 26 - Old Kitchen

BREAKING: I’m finally showing you my embarrassment of a kitchen. I can’t believe I have cooked everything on this blog in here. Going by how much of a sucker I am for pretty presentation, really, who would have thought my kitchen looked like that? My colleague even went as far to accuse me of messing it up deliberately for this challenge. No really, I am this messy.

When IKEA Singapore approached me for their 2015 Bloggers Program, short of being surprised, the first thing I thought of was, “I AM SOOO GOING TO REVIVE MY KITCHEN”. The collaboration with IKEA will run for four months. To kick-start the program, our theme for June is: Bringing the outdoors in.

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24. June 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
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Stir Fried Beef with Bell Peppers

Jun 19 - Stir Fried Beef with Peppers

Jun 19 - Stir Fried Beef with Peppers

This was a dish that my eldest sister-in-law cooked for me when I was on hospitalisation leave. I am very lucky that my family members all dote on me. When I was recovering from surgery, even my second sis-in-law (who’s not a fan of the kitchen but she’s good in so many other things) brewed tea and brought them in a thermos flask to the hospital. I’m one of the luckiest girls in the world.

My eldest sister-in-law sent this stir fried beef over to my place one afternoon, along with collagen chicken soup and red date tea. The kitchen goddess of our household cooks 20000% times better than me. The only thing that I can “win” her is in food presentation. She’s a real advocate of “ugly never mind, good to eat can already”. I cannot. I must make my dish pretty and take (or attempt to) take beautiful photos, if not what’s the point? I can’t even tell you how many times I have postponed cooking something because the lighting was bad.
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21. June 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
Categories: Beef, Stir-fry | Tags: , , , | 1 comment

Low carb lunch idea: Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Jun 16 - Grilled Cauliflower Steaks5

Jun 16 - Grilled Cauliflower Steaks5

Do you have colleagues who snort at you bringing a salad to work, tease you for not eating carbs, or guilt-trip you for making healthier choices? IGNORE THEM. They just need to justify their own unhealthy eating habits by making YOU feel bad. At the end of the day, the body is ours, and we can do without that chicken rice.

I am very thankful that I have supportive colleagues who have similar eating habits. We discuss lunch ideas everyday and think of new ways to cook familiar ingredients. This way, eating healthy becomes fun and will never be boring. That said, we do enjoy a cupcake or two occasionally, and succumb defenselessly when it comes to waffles. *waves cash*
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16. June 2015 by Chris-budgetpantry
Categories: Airfryer (Philips Airfryer!), Low carb lunch ideas, Under $3, Vegetables | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 comments

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