Thai Red Curry + Stirfry for the kids

Ingredients: Method: – Cook the rice in the microwave as per packet instructions. I cook the jasmine rice for two minutes less than on the bag because I don’t like it too squishy. – While the rice is cooking, slice up your chicken and veg. – Fry all the veg in one pan and all the chicken in another. Season as you like, I just … Continue reading Thai Red Curry + Stirfry for the kids

Mushroom and Haloumi Pasta

Ingredients: Method: – Slice the haloumi into strips and fry both sides until golden. Remove and set aside. Try not to eat all before supper (seriously! Just fried haloumi is amazing!) – Follow the packet instructions for the pasta and get that going so that it will be ready at the same time as the pasta sauce. – Slice up the mushrooms and add it … Continue reading Mushroom and Haloumi Pasta

One Grand Family Challenge

It’s a wrap!

The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge is over! The month really flew by and I can’t believe I’m typing up the final post. What an eye opening experience this has been. Before I get into it though, here’s a quick recap of this weeks meals: Day 29 – Monday – Beans on toast This was such a busy day. I went grocery shopping that morning and took over the … Continue reading It’s a wrap!

The beginning of the end

I reached a turning point today. It happened while I was at gym because what else is there to do while on a treadmill but re-evaluate your life am I right?? There I was, suffering but enjoying the workout and wondering why I wait so long between gym visits (I didn’t even make my 36 swipes last year. Bye bye 75% discount!) Lately I’v been … Continue reading The beginning of the end

Week Four – The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

This budgeting business is definitely getting easier. It also helps to shop at the same store because I know more or less the cost of groceries at Food Lovers Market now so when I plan the meals I can balance out the cost of ingredients through the week. Here is my Meal Plan for Week 4 I spent a total of R991,10 on groceries today … Continue reading Week Four – The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

Loaded Mac and Cheese

Week Three Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

I can (almost) confidently say that meal planning is now a habit for me. I love having a list of what to cook instead of standing in front of the fridge and tying to come up with a balanced meal every day. Besides saving money, this whole process is really saving me time. If you ignore the time it takes to take pics and upload … Continue reading Week Three Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

Week Three – The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

We are heading into Week 3 of the challenge and I am attempting to balance out my more expensive ingredients with more cost effective meals on other days. Monday’s Lentil Quesadillas is balancing out Fridays Prawn Thai Curry for instance. Here is the Meal Plan for this week: And this is the shopping list: Rolling over ingredients from previous weeks, such as the wasabi, is … Continue reading Week Three – The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge