I am domestic even though I could be lazy at times! I am already working on putting up a separate blog on cooking and several other home chores. Sometimes cooking is one way I deal with boredom when am not writing. I also enjoy cooking when I have someone around because I enjoy watching people eat my food and compliment me. But, I might be a lazy cook when I am alone. Another thing I do when cooking is that I love trying out new things and being adventurous with what I have. Well, I cooked this for myself and it only cost me a total of $0.83 (300 Naira). The items I listed here are the ones I bought out of the $0.83. I cooked on an electric stove which is already covered in the light bill.
1. 3 Fresh Carrot
2. 1 Medium Onion
3. 3 Ripe Plantain
4. One Chicken egg
5. Dried Powdered Yellow Pepper
6. Indomie Noodles (1 Super Pack)
SOME NUTRITIONAL FACTS
Carrot: Antioxidant, Vitamin A, Fiber (potassium)
Carrot helps in the fight against cancer, indigestion, diseases and more!
Egg: Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, Calcium
The egg helps to raise High-Density Lipoprotein and lowers the risk of cardiac arrest, stroke and more. Eggs are highly proteinous and contain a good amount of amino acids too. You heard egg causes heart diseases, right? Well, that’s a lie! Eggs help to fight it. Do your research.
Plantain: Fiber, Carbohydrates, Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Magnesium (Some nutrients have been removed because the one I used is ripe.)
The carbs in plantain are complex carbs and because of that, it keeps you full for a longer time which can make you not to eat junks. Unlike simple carbs, plantain will not make you fat!
Plantain also protects your body against free radicals and other diseases. Plantain also helps to maintain the blood fluid that controls your heart rate and blood pressure.
Indomie Noodles: Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Folic Acid, and others!
You didn’t see that coming right? The vitamins in Indomie Noodles helps you convert carbs into energy! Depending on how you eat Indomie, it can be good or bad for you. In moderation, Indomie is good and healthy.
Indomie Noodles, like every other noodle, are made from wheat, with water and salt. With the combination of other rich ingredients, your noodles can be a very healthy serving. You could try adding vegetable too! I didn’t have and I was on a tight budget.
How I Cooked Mine…
Washed my carrot and sliced into tiny pieces. I had to boil it with a very little boiling water for just a minute! This helps in ensuring I don’t lose the nutritious values. After cooking, I set it aside.
I sliced my plantain to the desired size (of course you should know I removed the covering… I don’t know what it is called. Lol) I heat up the frying pan, pour in vegetable oil and allowed it to heat up a little. It makes my plantain fry fast without sucking up much oil inside. I fried to my taste as some people prefer it very brown while some don’t.
I had to pour the oil out from the frying pan to where I usually reserve it for future use (you have to be careful here because the oil is usually hot. Don’t pour hot oil into a plastic can. Possibly, use another pot or pan and allow it to cool.) I left just a very little oil in the pan for my egg.
I emptied the egg shelf off its content, added a pinch of salt, a pinch of maggi (seasoning cube), some slice of onions and of course some portions of my cooked carrot. Heat up the frying pan again (I probably turned off the stove to save energy! Lol!) and added just a very little vegetable oil. Then, I poured in the egg mix and began to fry. I had to keep turning it so that everything would mix, if you don’t, the carrots and onions will get stuck in a particular area and not mix.
Some like to fry their egg until it browns so much… So, fry to your taste.
I poured two glass of water into the pot I’d use for my noodles and started heating up the pot. When it got to the boiling point, I emptied a pack my noodle and allowed it to cook for a few minutes (shouldn’t be up to four minutes!). I sieved the noodles off the water (but didn’t let it dry) and transferred it to the frying pan I had used previously without washing! (which I have probably now set on the stove) I added the seasonings that came with the pack and stirred. I added my carrot and sliced onions
and allowed it to cook for a few seconds.
Holla! Noodles were done. I served myself with the fried egg and plantain. You could serve yourself with your favourite juice!
I am so sure you’d want to give it a try! So just look out for a brand new blog from me centering around the home and home duties!
~ George O.N