budget meals, Musings

My Homemade Cranberry Sauce.

Delicious homemade cranberry sauce.

Yo! This is my first time making and tasting cranberry sauce and can I say it is so delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹.

I made mine more tart than sweet though and it was a good move on my part (self high give ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿพ) ๐Ÿ˜‚.

This will be my first thanksgiving as itโ€™s not a holiday we celebrate in Nigeria and so I am trying new things and going into the holiday with an open mind. I started preparations a day ahead to give me time to experiment and decide on recipes I ca afford to try lol.

But anyway this recipe is so easy, quick and affordable to make #mealsonabudget ๐Ÿ˜Ž. If I can do it so can you.

Ingredients :-

1 bag of fresh cranberries

3/4 cup of brown sugar

1 Tbsp of white sugar

1 lemon ๐Ÿ‹ (squeezed)

1 tsp of lemon zest

2 green apples

1 cup of cranberry grape juice

Make it :-

Rinse the fresh cranberries, pour that in the pot along with the sugars and the juice. Zest your lemon ๐Ÿ‹ and squeeze in the juice without the seeds.

Stir everything together and cook on low heat for about 30mins.

Mine took that long because I had it in really low heat.

Keep an eye on it when it starts to thicken and ensure it doesn’t start to burn.

Be careful when tasting the sauce because it will be scalding hot at this point.

When most of the cranberries pop and look a bit mashed you can then it off and serve it with your pastry ๐Ÿฅฎ of choice when it cools down.

Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰.

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meals on a budget., Musings

Potato soup

It’s soup season.

What are your go to soup recipes?

budget meals, Musings

Sweet potatoes Stir Fry with Veggies.

Fiber and Veggies who can resist and on a budget?

Everything in this plate can be achieved for $5!or less.

Okay how many of you don’t eat sweet potatoes ๐Ÿ ? Raise your hand ๐Ÿ–

Well I am here to tell you that if it’s not for health reasons, then you should rethink your decision and include this power vegetable into your meals here in out ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ.

Sweet potatoes are high in fibre and contain a good array of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium. They are a great source of B vitamins and vitamin C. One of the key nutritional benefits of sweet potato is that they’re high in an antioxidant known as beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A once consumed.

This recipe is pretty easy, quick and direct.

What you’ll need :-

~ Sweet potatoes ๐Ÿ  1 medium size for single serving and you can keep adding to fit your requirements.

~ I large onion or 2 halves of two different kinds like I did (red and sweet onion)

~ scallions / green onions ( I used 2)

~ 1 medium sized green pepper

~ cauliflower

~ peas

~ a handful of green beans

~ seasoning of choice

~ I added mint leaves ๐Ÿ

~ chicken cuts

~ beef cuts

~ beef and chicken stock (home made )

~ garlic fresh and crushed

~ Ginger powder

And anything else you want. I was tempted to add broccoli ๐Ÿฅฆ to the mix but my pan was getting full lol.

What to do….

~~~~ Peel and chop up the sweet potatoes (rinse first) and keep this aside.

~ chop up all your veggies (after cleaning them of course)

~ cut your beef and chicken to desirable size.

~ Add veggies to pan with little oil and fry / caramelize the onions, add meat the mix and let cook.

~ When cooked add your veggies and when they start to soften

~ add in your sweet potatoes because it doesn’t take much to cook them.

~ don’t forget to season it ๐Ÿ˜‰

You can make this totally vegan ๐ŸŒฑ by eliminating the meats

Serve as desired and Bon appetite ๐Ÿ˜‹

budget meals, cooking / meals, Musings

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 ๐Ÿฅ” was about $3 dollars

>> the green peppers were 85 cents each.

>> green onions were 98 cents for the bag.

>> the box of cherry ๐Ÿ’ 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 ๐Ÿฅš

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

== cut tilapia into fillets, roll in beaten egg ๐Ÿฅš and crushed seasoned chips. Place on greased hot pan till sufficiently cooked.

~~~ potato ๐Ÿฅ” 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 ๐Ÿ’ tomatoes

==For my potato ๐Ÿฅ” salad ๐Ÿฅ— , 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 ๐Ÿ’ 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 ๐Ÿ…

~ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‹.

Bon appetite.

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

cooking / meals, Musings

A Platter and odd offerings ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

cooking / meals

Food diary #9

Itโ€™s a wrap! Lol pun intended ๐Ÿ˜ช.

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 ๐Ÿฅ˜ dairy #8

Left overs.

Itโ€™s with mixed emotions that I stare into the fridge whenever I have leftovers, especially those that donโ€™t compliment one another.

But itโ€™s also exciting because it means I donโ€™t have to cook anything from scratch if I donโ€™t want to ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ.

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 ๐Ÿฅค.

Healthy living, home

Bread Rolls.

Simple and easy bread rolls.

Make these in less than 5 mins.

INGREDIENTS

A loaf of sliced bread.

2 raw eggs

FILLINGS:-

Eggs :- boiled

Avocado

Veggies of your choice

Spices

Meat (hot dogs, sausages, beaf, chicken etc)

Have fun with it and add Ingredients of your choice.

home

I need your help.

Hi lovely people,

So I recently partnered with a company that develops BPA free, sustainable home and kitchen Ware.

So I wanted to ask everyone what way they are inculcating healthier choices in their everyday living, apart from food choices.

In your homes, work places, what you wear etc. How are you being environmentally and health conscious and what are some of the products you use?

Please leave a comment. I appreciate it.

Thanks 

Healthy living

My 15days.

Hey everyone, I have been a bit busy this month and a tad bit lazy I am sure. But I have also been doing something I should have done a long time ago!

I started working out! 

Yes I said it! I am working out “again” but this time it’s for real.

I started this earlier in the year before my wedding. Trying to be fit and not get bigger than my dress measurements lol, but I got distracted, I got lazy and eventually I quit!

And I regret that decision. I wonder where I would be on my goal scale or even how far I would have gone.

But there is no point crying over spilled milk. The most important thing is that on the first of this month I started again and boy I’m I seeing results! It’s been painful, challenging, exhausting and rewarding too. The people I workout with challenge me and make it worth every agonizing second and I love it!

The change I have seen in 15days is mind blowing for me. Because its not just a physical thing, it’s also a mind thing and it’s been an eye opening 15days.

I am still keeping at it and I will definitely post results when the time comes. For now I just want to work for the healthier me that I know I can be.

Keep fit and eat clean guys it’s worth it!