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LBTL Challenge: Day 2

Day 2 Menu

  • 1 soft boiled egg on 2 slices of toast
  • Satay Vegetables on rice with broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, garlic and ginger
  • Chicken soup (Chinese style) with a bowl of rice

Day 2 of the Live Below The Line challenge was much easier than yesterday. I’m going to blame yesterday’s fogginess on a lingering hangover. I felt a combination of sick, hungry or stoned all day. After a bowls of chicken congee, a nap, 2 more bowls of chicken congee and great night’s sleep I fixed myself and I got up early this morning for breakfast and to cook my lunch.

I cooked 3 cups of rice last night and was surprised that it made 5 generous portions. With 5 cups of rice for the week, I’m going to have more than enough rice to eat. Good thing I love rice!

This is the meal I made for lunch today and the amounts can easily be multiplied for more mouths. I haven’t worked out exactly how much this costs but it’s less than $1 per serve. I would totally eat this outside of the challenge.

Satay Vegetables on rice


5 pieces of broccoli or cauliflower
1/2 a carrot
2 cloves garlic
2 slices fresh ginger
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon peanut butter
About 1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon soy sauce

Cooked rice for serving


  1. Chop broccoli/cauliflower and carrots to small pieces, finely chop garlic and cut ginger into matchsticks.
  2. Heat oil in a fry pan and when hot, add all vegetables. Fry for a few minutes until garlic has softened.
  3. Add peanut butter, soy sauce and water and combine to make a smooth sauce that coats all the vegetables. Salt to taste and serve on cooked rice.


  1. Eva Taylor says

    Liking what you’re doing, Genie! We’re still in Europe and making up for your savings, so I thank you for doing our share too!

    • Hope you are having a blast Eva!

      Isn’t it amazing how much you spend while traveling? I was spending $100NZ per day in Thailand when we went this year…and it’s considered a cheap country! I wouldn’t like to travel on a shoestring budget though.

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