Archive for February, 2012

Food, Glorious Food #4: Simple, Yet Awesome

Thai Chicken Cous Cous

Thai Chicken Cous Cous

First off, I’d just like to state that I generally avoid packet sauces and box meals because they’re pretty boring, but with a bit of creativity, they can be made pretty awesome.

I receive lots of recipes via email and sometimes use them for inspiration. One of the mails I recieve regularly is from Knorr’s What’s For Dinner. For those of you who would like to try awesome meals, but lack the creativity or skills, I would highly recommend subscibing to their newsletter. They send you daily recipes to try, as well as a weekly meal planner so you can do your shopping in advance, which can save you a bit of money.

Last night I thought I would try one of the recipes that I had received the night before, Thai Chicken Cous Cous. I was quite keen to try this one because my fiance had recently mentioned wanting to try make a Thai Green Chicken Curry, as well as wanting some Cous Cous.

Besides being easy, this meal was actually quite affordable and healthy. I went through everything and estimated all the costs, especially for the oil and stock since I already had some in the kitchen:

  • Chicken – R22
  • Spinach R4 (R12 for 300g bag)
  • Onion – 80c
  • Milk – R2 (R16 for 2 litres)
  • Knorr Thai Green Chicken Curry Sauce – R7
  • Cous Cous – R5 (R22 for box)
  • Almonds – R5 (R16 for 100g)
  • Everything else – +/-R4 (estimated)

Total: R50 (about $7 or £4)