During my tenure in multiple jobs I saw lot many devastated n homesick boys searching for home delivery options or good restaurants. Some of them use to throw lot of food or kept asking if you need 250 gms of turmeric powder packet for free? It happens a lot specially to those who like very mild food or over spicy food. Finally they end up in having health problems like constipation or piles. That is why I thought of writing this article for working and living lonely bachelors.
1- Rule no.1 one is to divide the work in between very strictly if you are living with a partner. Either do all work together half n half or be ready to do equal work. I cook you clean or vice versa.
2- Never ever buy lot of spices and stick to basic ones like salt, turmeric, red chilli powder or readymade spices mix (Garam Masala).If you need to vacate the accommodation or shift to other place than in advance stop buying stuff.
3- Avoid buying big quantities of flour, rice,sugar or milk.Buy what is needed for a week.Keep inform each other about traveling programs too.Buy fresh use fresh to avoid possible wastage.Avoid buying large butters too.
4- Keep small pack of milk powder for emergency uses.
5- Avoid drinking too much coffee or tea.Instead of 10-12 cups of tea try to have one cup milk morning and one cup of milk night with Horlicks, Boost or Bournvita.
6- Everyday throw garbage for sure. Don’t keep your kitchen smelly or cluttered.While working on kitchen top keep a wet cotton towel around and clean the surface immediately.
7- Try to learn boiled potatoes mixed with grated carrots,sweet corns and other fresh veggies. I t goes well with bread as sandwiches, as burger patty, chapati or as cutlet with tomato sauce.
8- For easiest breakfast mix 1 cup milk,1 cup curd, 1/2 cup mixed nuts,6 tbsp honey,1 chopped and peeled apple, 1 peeled and sliced banana and 1 cup or rolled oats.Mix all keep in fridge overnight and blend in mixi pot very well. Or u can make it fresh too. One of the best power packed breakfast.
9- If your routine involves heavy lunches or ordered junk food like burger pizza or curries than keep your dinner ready and less messy. Try to have fruits, fruit shakes, fresh fruit juices with easy salads.That way you will have powerful smoothies for breakfast and healthy salads for dinner.
10- On weekends try to prepare one special thing which you can have as brunch and dinner too with salads.Don’t keep days old leftovers around. Give them immediately to needy ones around. Eat fresh and healthy as much as possible.
11- Keep asking around for easy recipes to try.Search google, watch youtube videos and visit cooking blogs. You will get number of ideas.
12- Try to keep your recipes as simple as you can. It will keep you less stressed if you wish to make it again.