Author : karenhappycook

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I had a resolution about three years ago to plan weekly meals so they’d be within our budget. I’ve faithfully followed this practice ever since. Before that, we had a $50 per day budget (that excluded our lunch) but because of improper planning, we sometimes overspent. Before we moved to New Zealand and before Alvin accepted his job offer, we researched about Wellington’s …
Vegan or plant-based food diets are trending in Instagram especially with millennials. This is because according to One Green Planet, 1 out of 10 millennials are either plant-based eaters (or vegan) or vegetarian. Plant-based diet is stricter than vegetarian diet, which may allow dairy and egg. The former is based on fruit, vegetable, tubers, whole grains and …
As a mother and a wife, I take a full responsibility for the wellness and health of my son and my husband. I realised that health is not only wealth, it is a major foundation of a family’s wellbeing. No matter how busy we are, we shouldn’t give excuses to ourselves for not providing balance …
Pancake is one of our breakfast favorites. I tried a few recipes until I settled on this one. This is Martha Stewart’s recipe. I’ve been using her recipe for several years now and it never fails to give me fluffy pancakes.. Easy Pancake by Martha Stewart Servings: 3-4 Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled) 2 tablespoons …
After the festive holidays, today, we’ll be starting Vegetarian diet for a week. Puff Pastry was introduced into my cooking/baking vocabulary only in 2015 by my then boss Annette Lang, founder of Expat Kitchen. Since then, I tried using it for our meals from breakfast to dinner. This is one of my best pies so …
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