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Creative Kitchen is Back

I used to post home-cooked food pictures under this 'Creative Kitchen' tag because I thought it was possible for anyone, including working people and mothers/fathers to 'creatively' come up with something home-cooked despite their schedule.

Have no idea why I stopped posting them.

Anyway, with the rising cost of living, I have decided to revive the tag simply because I don't think paying 16% extra for 'service charge' and 'government service tax' is justifiable. Am going to reduce the number of times we eat out straight away and start posting home-cooked meal pictures again.

I work from home which means that I have very little time to plan for meals, just like you too. After all, the laundry and floor do not do themselves for me, either.

So, here we go and I hope people will start coming up with their own creative ways to cook their meals too, if not to start saving some money, to eat healthier meals.

For soups and healing Chinese herbal medicines, my friend, Krista, does it best. That, is her forte and I think you might get a kick out of trying some of her recipes.

Braised beef with potato

Method: dump everything into slow cooker for an hour and then pop potatoes in the last 30 minutes. My only complaint is that the potatoes were...well....melted into the stew. But the beef is something else.

Stuff dumped into it: onion, garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, water, salt, pepper, sugar, sesame seed oil.

Baked minced pork with Chinese mushrooms

Method: dump into the oven

Stuff dumped into it: oil, water, garlic, soy sauce, dried shrimp, salt, pepper

I know there are no greens and no salad for dinner tonight and we are heavy on red meat today but hey, there's always tomorrow, ok? LOL

You make do when you don't have all the time in the world to slowly crawl to the mall for ingredients. I just find whatever I can find in the fridge and cook on the go.

It will have to do for tonight.


p.s. I wish I took better pictures. Next time, I will use my mobile phone and apps for the pictures.
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