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20 Apr 2020


I am trying to cook more food at home to reduce cost of eating out. What ingredients would you recommend for meal planning?

What are some good meal plans that I can follow?

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Frozen salmon cubes and miso paste, can be use from soups to stirfry

This is an old post, but I still wanted to give some healthy advice on cooking at home, as I believe there are still a few people out there who would visit this thread to get some tips.

First, choose a reputable store that sells high-quality cooking ingredients. Second, choose to buy organic products, as these items are healthier and safer than their conventional counterparts. Third, take advantage of seasonal promotions, deals, and discounts to save money. Lastly, look for healthy alternatives to certain ingredients. For example, instead of buying regular refined sugar, you can choose Manuka honey as a healthier sweetener alternative.

Cedric Jamie Soh

20 Apr 2020

Director at Seniorcare.com.sg

Quinoa and chia seeds are my favorite healthy food now (been cooking them a lot recently).

I mix chia seeds with milk or yogurt when I want something sweet to eat.

Quinoa for something savory and I eat it instead of rice for lunches.

Quinoa healthy cooking recipes

Chia seeds healthy cooking recipes

Here is a list of basic ingredients for cooking that you may consider:

Oils & Vinegars

Olive Oil - There are different types of Olive Oil. It would be handy to have the type for cooking and another for salad dressings.

Vegetable Oil - Canola oil or Sunflower oil are fairly good options.

Sesame Oil - For Asian recipes, this oil is versatile and adds an additional layer of flavours to your food. You may use it as part of a marinade for your meat or simply drizzle some Sesame oil over cooked porridge/congee for a nice aroma.

Balsamic Vinegar - Tastes sour and tangy, great for Western recipes especially for salad dressings (Tip: Pair Balsamic vinegar with Rocket (also known as Arugula), its tasty!)

Spices & Seasonings



Pepper (Black Pepper & White Pepper)


Red Chili Flakes

Dried Thyme

Dried Oregano



Light Soy sauce

Dark Soy sauce

Worcestershire sauce

Oyster Sauce

Plum Sauce


Chili - Belachan, Sriracha, Tabasco, etc.

Garlic, ginger, onion, rice, pasta, etc. ​​​

I prefer simple and easy to clean up methods.
For my case, I do steaming and veggies.
And without t...

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