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Budget friendly snack.

Hey guys have an easy snack recipe for you on my Channel. It is a quick and budget friendly snack that you can make ahead and freeze for later on. It is also perfect for summer , picnics and hangouts.

Click the link below to make this flatbread Samosa recipe. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and turn on the notification bell button. If you enjoy the video leave me a like and a comment. Thank you 😘.

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Lentil Stew

I made Lentil stew for the first time 😍

I bought lentils 2 months ago I think, both the red and green ones and I have avoided them like the plague πŸ€ͺ.

I looked up so many different recipes but still made no attempt to make some, but this week I said to myself I had to give it a try and boy was I glad I did!

Turns out it’s also very filling 😍.

In my bowl are red lentils that I made with lots of onions (you know I love onions), garlic, scallions, sweet potatoes, tomato sauce (and fresh) bell pepper, meats (beef, chicken and sausage) broth, and seasoning.

And let me just tell you it tastes amazing! I don’t know why I was so afraid to try it before now.

To make it vegan 🌱, just skip the meat and stick to the veggies and roots.

What to do :~

~ Rinse and soak the lentils (I used 1 cup)

~ wash, peel and dice a medium sweet potato 🍠

~ cut up some onions (I used half each of two kinds)

~ cut up 3 green pinions, 1 green bell pepper, crush 2 pieces of garlic.

~ wash two fresh tomatoes and open your can of crushed Tomatoes/ sauce.

~ wash and cut up meats (optional)

~ set broth, herbs 🌿 and seasoning aside.

~ book meats in broth with seasoning, herbs and a little of your veggies for flavor.

Pour your tomato purΓ©e of choice in a pot with oil (optional because I didn’t use any oil) fry with onions, garlic and peppers. Add the meats and broth to this.

Pour your lentils which should have doubled in size by now and let cook. Before it’s done add the remaining veggies and sweet potatoes to the mix and let it cook together.

Serve with some fresh veggies of your choice πŸ˜‹.

I had a bowl in the morning and I didn’t get hungry till around 4pm.

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High Protein Breakfast

Get your day started right with some Chia seed pudding and Greek yogurt πŸ˜‹

~ Greek yogurt (plain or flavored)

~ chia seed (soaked in milk. I used unsweetened almond milk)

~ granola for some much needed fibre

~ add some fruits of choice also

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Pan Seared Tilapia with potato salad for less than $2

I love working with left overs and making it fresh and new.

This whole meal was done on a budget because it has become my passion to make beautiful, healthy and delicious meals on a budget and with basic kitchen appliances as not all of us have access to food processors, ovens, ranges, mixers, instant pots etc.

>> the bag of tilapia had about 9-10 cuts of tilapia in it. It’s a 2Ib bag and it cost less than $6.

>> the whole bag of potatoes πŸ₯” was about $3 dollars

>> the green peppers were 85 cents each.

>> green onions were 98 cents for the bag.

>> the box of cherry πŸ’ tomatoes was about $2.33

This whole plate per serving is less than $2.

Ingredients:-

~~~Tilapia fish

~ 1 cut of tilapia fish

~ crushed chips / bread crumbs

~ 1 egg πŸ₯š

~ seasoning of choice ( celery salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, ginger etc)

== cut tilapia into fillets, roll in beaten egg πŸ₯š and crushed seasoned chips. Place on greased hot pan till sufficiently cooked.

~~~ potato πŸ₯” Salad

~left over boiled potatoes (2 cups)

~ Crushed garlic (2 garlic not cloves)

~ 1 small green pepper

~ I spring onion

~ half of a medium white onions

~ half of a medium red onions

~ 6 cherry πŸ’ tomatoes

==For my potato πŸ₯” salad πŸ₯— , I had left over per-boiled potatoes I was going to make chips with. I defrosted that and while that was happening, I stir fried some red onions, white onions and spring onions. I threw in some green pepper and cherry πŸ’ tomatoes and let that fry together once done I added my potatoes in till it all came together.

~~~ for the fresh veggies,

~ cut 1 medium tomatoes πŸ…

~ a little green pepper

~ a little spring onions.

== sprinkle this on your plate before serving for some added freshness.

I served it with the fish and it was delicious πŸ˜‹.

Bon appetite.

Let me know how you cook healthy meals for your family on a budget.

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A Platter and odd offerings πŸ˜β€οΈ

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Food diary #9

It’s a wrap! Lol pun intended πŸ˜ͺ.

Wraps are quick and easy to prepare and can usually be achieved with ingredients in your fridge and pantry.

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-You’ll need flat bread of your choice.

-green leaf (lettuce) or another of choice

  • carrots

  • protein of choice (turkey, chicken etc)

  • you can add any other veggie or pepper

  • cheese (optional).

-etc.

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#wraps #flatbread #nan #roti #veggiewraps #turkeywrap #chickenwrap

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Upgrading Leftovers

Food πŸ₯˜ dairy #8

Left overs.

It’s with mixed emotions that I stare into the fridge whenever I have leftovers, especially those that don’t compliment one another.

But it’s also exciting because it means I don’t have to cook anything from scratch if I don’t want to πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎ.

So you can always just heat them up as they are or introduce new ingredients to the mix and upgrade it into a whole new meal!

What are your favorite ways of revamping leftovers?

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On my plate I have #mixedveggies #stirfry #noodle #indomie #chicken #irishpotatoes #srambledeggs #salmon etc

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In my #mickey #mug #mickeymug is cranberry juice πŸ₯€.