There are good days and there are bad days. And… there are lazy days. Unless it’s a special occasion, I find it extremely tough to whip up a nice meal after a long day at work. The easiest alternative is to order take-out, but that’s not the healthiest solution to be honest. Choices, choices. Thankfully though, a genius came up with the idea of one-pot meals and weeknight dinners have never looked so good!
Since I discovered one-pot meals, I must admit that they are my ultimate comfort and lazy (healthy) food. It’s completely fuss and stress free, and it’s the perfect meal for the mid week blues. I like how I do not have to stress over getting the ingredients stated on the recipe list. And I like how my comforting dinner can be ready in a mere half hour, AND I do not have to stand by the stove, making sure nothing burns…
Just fresh vegetables, rice and a rice cooker. That’s all that is needed to create the heartiest and healthiest one-pot meal. Ever.
This recipe is adapted from a YouTube video I saw on tomato rice. I wanted something heartier than just tomato and rice, which led to the birth of my One-Pot Super Veggie Rice! Perfect for Jia and I, as we load up on vegetables for ‘Vegetarian Lunch November‘.
Food is a huge part of my life and I spend a lot of time dreaming and thinking of it.
I am a compulsive snacker – chips and gummy bears are my absolute favourite snacks to munch on – and I always have an extra bag of snacks stashed somewhere. When I’m not snacking, I am dreaming of my next meal. There are days when I’ll indulge in huge portions of fried chicken, fries, burgers, or instant ramen. Oh, that sinful but so damn satisfying taste rolling all around on your tongue. Mmmm!
Unfortunately, one cannot live on junk food alone. So after all that sinful indulgence, I tend to partake in some form of juice cleanse or detox. The most recent detox (sort of) I did was the ‘Vegetarian Lunch August’ with Jia. By the start of the second week of August, I was already running out of ideas for lunch. Being vegetarian was much tougher than anticipated. Right at that moment, I chanced upon The Londoner’s travelling noodles via Pinterest and woah! What a brilliant idea! Where exactly have I been all this while?! Totally living under a rock.
This Pot Noodle recipe is really easy to put together and it’s my favourite lunch recipe for sure! Just be sure to load up on fresh vegetables for a healthier lunch option (frozen veggies are fine too). Read on for some tips to make the perfect pot noodles!
It has only been a recent discovery of mine that there are people in this world who dislike mushrooms. Cue scream face emoji. Well, if you belong in the anti-mushroom camp, then I’m really sorry that this post is not for you.
Min and I ADORE mushrooms! We hoard mushrooms on our plates and only share them with others as a testament of love. “Here, you can have a slice. Just that slice. Yes. Get your fork away from my plate.”
If you love mushrooms, then I’m pretty sure the following recipe will not be new to you.
You really just need mushrooms – regular button mushrooms or brown creminis. If you don’t want to stuff them, that’s totally fine! Remove the stems from the mushrooms, place them on their backs, and put them into the oven. Done.
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It is easy to get dehydrated while living on a tropical island in perpetual summer. It has been extremely scorching recently (sigh, global warming) and nothing beats a glass of iced water when it comes to cooling down quickly.
We have taken to dropping infused ice cubes (actually, ice fishies – just see below) into our waters for extra oomph, and have tried a whole lot of different combinations!
Here are four simple favourites.
When you are feeling fancy: tomato + basil
Diced tomatoes and sweet basil seeped in water.
Unique combination that results in very pretty ice and a light summery flavour. If you want to turn up the fancy factor, just pop them into carbonated water. Not a fan of tomatoes? Try basil with strawberries instead.