30-min meal collage

eight 30-minute weekday meals

March 22, 2019

Ah, meal planning…it’s a daily necessity and while some don’t have an issue with it, a good portion of us do.  The days when a single income family was the norm is all but an anomaly.  My generation might have been able to squeak by on one salary but these days that’s not the case.…

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Meat and Two Veg!!

August 31, 2006

My husband always likes coming home to some Western food after spending a week in China. So tonight was no exception (ok, so there was more than two veg!). Everything was cooked on the BBQ. The warm vegetable salad went well with the Australian Angus Beef sirloin steak. It was a joint effort as my…

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Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

August 30, 2006

This recipe is so easy and will wow your family or friends! The dressing is made with low fat cottage cheese and low fat mayonnaise instead of egg yokes and oil. It tastes great with about one quarter of the calories. Dressing:1/4 cup (50 ml) 1% low fat cottage cheese (I have also used sour…

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Serenity Now

August 29, 2006

Sometimes a busy coffee shop with barista’s shouting out “latte” “cappuccino” just doesn’t seem like the place one goes to unwind or relax. I’ll explain why. The flat above us is being renovated, there’s street construction below and the building across the way is being prepared for demolition. Peace and quiet while savoring a good…

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Lunch in Shenzhen

August 26, 2006

I promised to take my daughter to Shenzhen this morning as it was a nice break from our Saturday routine. It’s an easy 50 minute train ride from Tsim Sha Tsui East train station and we had timed it perfectly to arrive just in time for lunch! Lo Wu Commercial City (LCC) is a huge…

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What the heck is a wet market?

August 25, 2006

A wet market refers to types of markets not necessarily selling live animals, but one that is selling fresh vegetables, meat and fish in the open and gets washed down with water regularly. Hong Kong has many wet markets and if you have never been to one, you are in for a treat! Yes, all…

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