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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

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  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.

7 Comments

  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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