Thursday, 3 October 2019

Tired of Outside Food? Food Prep!



I finally got tired of food delivery and the food around my office. Convenient as it was, I soon longed for some good old home cooked food.

Food prep need not be difficult or complicated. You can cook whatever it is that you like to eat. No recipes required in fact. Just agak-agak campak-campak.


Sometimes I use up whatever leftover vegetables that I have in the fridge.


Like this roasted turmeric chicken and vegetables. I just mixed up some turmeric powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and olive oil as my marinade.

I marinated two whole chicken legs overnight and the next day I roasted the chicken and the vegetables at the same time.


Then I cooled the chicken and deboned them. 


Then just pack with rice and the vegetables into glass containers. I only made two portions of food.


I revisited my old food prep and instead of cooking early in the morning, I just do my cooking and packing on Sunday.


And then when I do try recipes, the leftovers become my food prep. Like when I cooked Daging Dendeng


I paired the meat with stir fried asparagus.


I don't prep for the whole week and I don't prep for lunch and dinner. I just go with the flow and I don't plan how much food to prepare.

Whatever amount that comes out, that would be packed into any number of suitable portions - just two portions or sometimes I do end up with 4 portions or even more.


If I eat home cooked food for lunch, then dinner I eat out or vice versa. That way I get more variety and I won't tire too easily of either one.


This arrangement is working out just fine at the moment.



And since I am not doing a full blown food prep, it's less stressful and I quite enjoy the process (and the eating!).


20 comments:

  1. Same thing with eating out. Sometimes, you get so sick and tired of the food and would rather go home for a bowl of instant noodles with an egg instead.

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  2. looks colorful and appetizing...It's good to go back to home-cooked meal!

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    1. I am happy to do it because I take a more relaxed approach.

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  3. Good that now you enjoy the process of cooking and the eating too!

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  4. your home food prep certainly puts mine to shame - my food prep would probably be plain slices of cheese sandwiched in plain slices of bread, all purchased from the neighbourhood supermarket :)

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    1. That's not even called food prep, Sean...wuahahahaha! :D That can be prepped a la minute! ;)

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    2. Sean : Yours is some sort of instant food prep hah..hah... I read somewhere that some sandwiches can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the fridge but I never tried.

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    3. Kris : hah...hah... your comment cracked me up! Sean is the typical orang bujang :)

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  5. That's the way I do food prep too...no specific amounts, no specific recipes. I just do a bigger portion of what I'd eat that day and pack the rest. I prefer a mix of eating out, food prep and food delivery...for variety and convenience, otherwise we'd get sick of one or the other.

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    1. Hey, good to know we think alike in this area too! A mix like you said is best. Less stress and more variety.

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  6. Looks so appetizing and colourful too. I don't mind eating a few days home cooked food and a few days outside food in order not to feel bored. Cooking can be tiring too.

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    1. I agree. There is the pots and pans to be washed and stored away. That part I dislike a lot hah...hah..

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  7. Once a while alternative between eat out and cook own meal. Sometime I also headache thinking of my menu. Eating out is easier. Lol.

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    1. It's true lah. So it's better to mix eating in and eating out.

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  8. Your meal prep are so vibrant in colour, mine are also boring like tomato soup with vegetables or grilled chicken breast with hard boiled egg >_<

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    1. Don't worry. Most of the time, mine is simple and not so vibrant too. It just so happen this one looked good :)

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  9. I am a big fan of advanced food prep! Makes my week go so much more smoothly.

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    1. It does! It's worth the time spent on Sundays :)

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