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Since our meatless Monday meal police is not around, I was thinking of skipping it a week. Glad I didn’t. These are exactly what I was craving for tonight.IMG_7553.jpg

Didn’t feel like cooking today, so I bought a box of mixed greens, these colorful sweet bell peppers and portobello mushrooms. IMG_7277

Roasted the veggies and made it a simple salad night for the family. Surprisingly, Ah Lo finished it since he detest mushrooms (I know, what’s wrong with him?) Dai Bee doesn’t like bell peppers, but ate these because they were sweet. Probably not their favorite meatless meals, but oh well, they don’t have much of a choice. *wink*IMG_7278

Tonight I’m trying out the vegetarian bibimbap for meatless Monday meal. Bibimbap is a popular Korean dish whose name (bibim) translates as “mixed,” and (bap) “cooked rice.” There are many variations on this dish, from simple to elaborate. Since it’s meatless tonight, I used bean curd to substitute as meat. This meal takes a lot of work to  prepare. It would be difficult (for working families) to make this on a weeknight. I started to prep yesterday (slice and dice).

I tried to simulate the stone-bowl bibimbap at home (knowing the boys would love the crusty rice at the bottom). Since I don’t have stone bowls, I used to small pots! After mixing everything together, the boys actually enjoyed this meal very much. Sure, maybe next time when we have it with beef. FullSizeRender 2IMG_7161

Since we didn’t have enough pots, Mr. Piggy and I used regular bowls. FullSizeRender 3

Made Thai basil chicken for our quick-on-the-go Wednesday dinners. Now all this need is a bowl of hot rice and we’re all set.IMG_7106

Beef ribs are on sale at our local supermarket ($2.99/lb vs. $5.99/lb) and beef ribs are what we are having for dinner tonight. The boys love these and ordered them every single time they see it on the menu. I do make them every now and then, especially when for a big sale like this one! #mealsonabudgetIMG_7099

Simple and delicious dinner. IMG_7104

Love the meatless Monday meal today, especially the lotus roots (a good source of iron and vitamins) stir fry with fungus. IMG_7025

Made a long overdue trip to Costco and packed the fridge with veggies and meat. Happy to find ourselves some lamb loins for dinner tonight. I especially like these ones from Costco, since they don’t have such strong gaming taste to it. Boys all love it! Dai Bee did a quick calculation of this meal which was $27. He thought it was well worth it, since it would be $27 per person if we were to eat out.

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Bought this very nice piece of pork belly for awhile and couldn’t wait to try out the roast pork recipe I found on Instagram. I was a bit hesitant to make it at first, afraid that I would mess it up (even though the recipe was foolproof). I decided to give it a shot since I would never know if I didn’t try.IMG_6977

The meat came out beautifully, except the skin was not thick enough for the crispiness, plus it was a bit on the salty side. These are the things I need to work on for my next piece of delicacy!IMG_6978Overall, it made it the dinner table tonight.IMG_6982

Busy day for Dai Bee and his music activities today, while Ah Lo is at home with me. Because Ah Lo doesn’t have anything to do, we did things on spontaneity (practicing basketball at the playground and even lap swimming!) Luckily I already have these ingredients at home, so we could enjoy a simple meal at home.IMG_6971

Meatless Monday, oh, how I missed having the greens.

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