When we moved over to our new place, we didn’t really get much kitchen utensils. Granted that we did go to the value store to get some cups and utensils during the first few days we moved in, for the rest of the items, including the cookware, plates and dishes, they were gifted by my mother.
Fantastic that we didn’t have to spend a lot of money getting all these cookware, as they are rather pricey and the items that my mother gave me were pretty good quality ones.
Despite that, we purchased a food steamer. Yes, one of those electric ones where at the twist of a knob and a click of a button, enables us to just steam our food. You could steam anything, fish, meat, vegetables, etc. Plus, the benefits of steaming are endless. They are healthier since you do not really need oil to cook them, there’s also less washing to do, and it’s also sooooooooooooo much more convenient.
In fact, it’s almost our defacto way of cooking food. Unless there are certain days that I fancy cooking a feast or grilling some steak, steaming is how we prepare most of our meals.
It is extremely simple. I’ll just prepare the ingredients, set it aside, and put it in the steamer. The nature flavours of the ingredients comes out lovely and sometimes, for that extra kick, I’ll drizzle them with various sauces and “abacadebra”, a meal is complete!
This is a minimalist way of cooking and requires little clean up after that (as compared to the convetional stir-frying etc). It is also a healthier option and is extremely fuss-free. Would definitely recommend this.
Do you have any minimalist way of preparing your meals? Would love to hear them.