Month: September 2014

Japanese curry

Oh Japanese curry, how I love thee. In Brisbane especially, Japanese curry is a cheap, delicious and popular dish. $5 for a bowl of hot chicken curry is too good to pass up. When I was in Japan I ate loads of it, however theirs was much more special, I could buy it stuffed in bread or in a croquette.Β How I miss curry croquettes :( The traditional Japanese curry usually only has chicken, onion and maybe one small potato. When I make it, I want it to go far, as one box of curry costs $4, so I add one big potato, one big carrot, chicken and a whole onion. This can serve around 4-5 people depending on how big your serving sizes are. This is definitely my favourite curry to make, it’s just so easy and delicious and can goΒ a really long way. To me Japanese curry is made with the S&B Golden Curry, I’ve never had it any other way and I’m content with that. If you’ve ever used a different brand let …

Exciting news everyone (it’s not the frozen yoghurt)

  Hello lovelies, I’m not sure if it’s happing where you live, but here in Brisbane there seems to be some kind of crazy obsession with frozen yoghurt shops. They keep popping up everywhere! Not that I’m complaining, I love the popping pearls, they’re so much fun. And have you tried taro flavour? That’s some taasty yoghurt guys. 10/10 would recommend. Some exciting things have happened, first of all, guess who is going to Germany? This gal! That’s right, everything worked out for the better and my boyfriend and I are heading to Germany! On top of going to Europe we’re also heading down to Melbourne for a week. It’s going to be so, so exciting,Β I’ll be sure to take lots of photos so you lovely people can check out our holidays <3. We also celebrated our anniversary this month with dinner at one of my favourite restaurants in Brisbane, Pony. I highly recommend going there for dinner, I’ve been there countless times and each time I am delighted with their amazing food. We checked …

Lasagne soup

Lasagne soup is a very delicious spin on pasta and makes for a super tasty and satisfying soup. Did I mention this was part of my penny pinching month? This soup is incredibly cheap to make and it makes a lot. Most of the ingredients you have to purchase are under $1 and the ground beef is also pretty cheap. I found this recipe on Cooking Classy and tweaked it a bit, if you’re trying to save I recommend not putting cheese in it or only a sprinkle, as cheese can be quite expensive. The soup is very simple to make and can be a refreshing change from traditional pasta and sauce. It’s also really hearty and warming, perfect for those cold nights. I would serve this with salad if you can afford, or some crusty toasted bread. *If you can’t find crushed tomatoes for cheap, just get another can of diced tomatoes and use a stick blender to mush it a little and if you can’t afford to buy the herbs separately, just buy …

Strawberry & avocado salad

  This strawberry and avocado salad is super delicious and very customisable. The combination of sweet, tangy, citrus and creamy makes this an impressive salad if you need to bring something to a friend’s dinner. In my house the only salad dressing we need is lime juice, if you prefer a proper dressing I recommend combining some french mustard, olive oil and lime juice. As long as you use lime juice! You can also use whatever salad greens you like, I always use mixed salad greens which is usually a combination of baby spinach, rocket and mesclun because I can buy a big bag for $3. This month is all about cheap and delicious food. You might not think it’s very cheap to purchase the ingredients to make this salad, but in Brisbane, especiallyΒ right now, strawberries and avocados are super cheap. I bought 4 punnets of strawberries for only $5! This salad is also super healthy if you do what I do and use lime juice as the dressing. I find that a lot of …