One of the best things I like about cooking is trying different foods so when I was offered the chance to review Encona’s new marinades, I couldn’t wait to get cooking! I received the Korean BBQ and Moroccan Harissa marinade. Korean food is something I wasn’t very familiar with so I was keen to try the BBQ marinade first. The hardest thing about making Asian food, which I love, is cooking on a budget whilst keeping the flavours. There are certain ingredients that I wouldn’t use every day so I try and make do with the things I have in my cupboard already.
Raising children is difficult and expensive!
I only started cooking 2 years ago when my daughter started weaning. Even though I trying to cook, I was still giving her baby food brought from the shop about 80% of the time. It is only now I realise how expensive it all was. Here is what I roughly used to spend in a week on baby foods:
- Porridge/cereal: £2.00
- Jars of baby food: £6.00
- Snacks (biscuits, crisps, snack bars etc): £3.00