Recipes

Fridge raid, cooking on a budget etc


After finishing up a long day in the office today–one of those days you don’t have time to take a breath really–I rushed home for a physio appointment with Chandan. Chandan is someone I admire greatly and deeply: She’s incredibly good at what she does and she’s incredibly genuine about it. I love genuine/humble people so much?! Chandan is working on assessing my body from top to toe, for me to join this new fitness program I’m signing up for November 1 onwards. Strengths, weaknesses, imbalances, flexibility and improvement areas… Would you like me to share more about it? …JK JK, obviously I will!

After my physio session I felt like cleaning out my fridge. Well, I didn’t necessarily feel like doing it, but its been on my to-do list for at least a week.

The outcome was basically what I ended up making for dinner: Most of the ingredients about to expire in an effort to not waste and save some cash. I’m trying as hard as I can to be on a decent food budget whenever I’m eating at home – I hate throwing food but I’m also quite picky with what I eat…

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Final outcome: Pasta with grilled chicken, gorgonzola cheese, cherry tomatoes, finely chopped red onion, garlic, a little bit of fresh rosemary, chives, olive oil, salt, pepper and lime. Love. Lime.

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I had two pre-marinated chicken breasts in the fridge so I put both on the stove–used one for my pasta and put one back in the fridge. Perfect for lunch tomorrow to go with a salad of some sort. Budget, budget.

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The pasta package said 12 minutes so I set it at 9. Always undercook pasta. Always.

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I mean it wasn’t the most amazing thing I’ve ever eaten but it was yummy and I saved a lot by being practical and responsible. Love being those two things. Practical & responsible.

Tip of the day basically: When you’re out of cooking ideas and kind of out of cash, raid your fridge for yummy things to make. Rule of thumb is to not have less than 3 ingredients and never more than like, 8 (ideal scenario: 4/5).

 

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