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How to Make Japanese Curry

Hi! Today I’m sharing a very simple but healthy and delicious recipe for Japanese curry :). This is something I frequently make during midterms or during exams because I can make it in bulk and eat it for multiple days (which saves me from cooking many times a day).

curry1The curry brand I used is “Golden Curry” in “Extra Hot”. I have previously used Glico in “Medium” and “Hot” as well (you can purchase them at Oriental Mark in Kingston for $5, or for $3 in any Asian supermarket in Toronto) . I usually choose the most spicy option because Japanese curry is pretty mild to begin with. To me “extra hot” would only be considered “medium hot”. The best part about these premade sauces is that you do not have to add any other ingredients into the stew except for vegetable oil.

The overall schedule (allow for a total of 1.5h):

  • Chop ingredients: 10 minutes (or less if you have someone to help)
  • Stir frying ingredients: 15 minutes (10 for beef+onions, 5 extra for carrots and potatoes)
  • Waiting for the water to boil: 5-10 minutes
  • Shimmer: 20-30 minutes (you can do something else during this time)
  • Add in curry sauce, peas, and mix: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium Onions (if you don’t like onions I still recommend you to use one because the onion completely melts into the soup and the flavour becomes very mild)
  • 3-4 Potatoes (I am a potato fiend, so I use 4, but you could use 3 or less)
  • 3 Big Carrots (You can use baby carrots if you wish)
  • 1/2 a clove of Garlic
  • 1 Cup of frozen peas (Put a cup into warm water)
  • 2 Pounds of beef or chicken
  • 5 Cups of Water

Although it seems like it takes a long time to make, this pot of curry last for 3 days (for two)!!

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Baked Chicken and Sweet Potato Fries

Hey everyone! I wanted to share a really simple, cheap, and yummy dinner solution that is perfect during the winter exam season! I know this is mostly a fashion or beauty blog, but from the blog’s conception, I also wanted to include food recipes as well. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a good lens to shoot in indoor or low-light settings until I received my new lens a few days ago :)!

The prep time for this meal is around 30 minutes or less, it takes 50 minutes to bake. You will need to spend about 15 minutes seasoning the chicken thighs and 15 minutes cutting the sweet yam. I also like this meal because it is super cheap. A pack of 4 chicken thighs was $4 and the sweet potatoes came up to $1.50 at my local overpriced grocery store (Metro). I also buy these pre-made and pre-washed spring salad containers because it is super convenient. They are around $5 and usually last a week for my boyfriend and I.

Here is a picture of the finished meal:

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