Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

Cauliflower ShepherdsPie

Cauliflower Shepherds Pie

If you think being on a low carb diet means you’d never eat shepherd’s pie again, you couldn’t be more wrong! I can’t lie. I love potatoes. I love them in any form – baked plain, topped with sour cream & bacon, as french fries, in stir-fries, mashed, anything. But when carb counting, you can’t eat all the potatoes you want. Luckily there’s something else for us fatties: cauliflower.

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10. February 2016 by Chris-budgetpantry
Categories: Airfryer (Philips Airfryer!), Chicken, Low carb lunch ideas, One-dish Meals, Under $3, Vegetables | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Pregnancy: The second trimester – harmony test and gender reveal!



(This pic is so stereotypical.. I’m going to paint my nursery mint or turquoise regardless of whether my baby is a girl or boy!)

The second trimester (Week 13)

I read that pregnancy symptoms reduce drastically in the second trimester and it is true. I got my energy back! I also got back the results of my Harmony test, which screens for the risks of chromosomal abnormality trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome). Continue Reading →

09. February 2016 by Chris-budgetpantry
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Korean Sweet Potato Noodles with Sliced Pork (Japchae)



Who loves Japchae? Me me me! Japchae is a Korean dish made of sweet potato noodles, mixed vegetables, beef (sometimes) and flavoured traditionally with soy sauce and sugar. The sweet potato noodles are QQ, chewy and transparent. They look kinda like glass vermicelli but are rounder and thicker – more satisfying as a main dish and not as heavy as noodles or pasta. I love it!
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31. January 2016 by Chris-budgetpantry
Categories: Noodles, One-dish Meals, Stir-fry, Under $2 | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

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