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Budget-friendly Asian dinner recipes in 30 minutes or less

Budget-friendly Asian dinner recipes in 30 minutes or less

Sign up to IndyEat’s free newsletter for weekly recipes, foodie features and cookbook releases Get our food and drink newsletter for free In this dish, slivers of smoked bacon lardons are tossed with cucumber for a super umami-charged meal. “You can use celery slices instead of cucumber to add a fresh, satisfying crunch,” says TV chef and cookery author Ching-He Huang. “This punchy, spicy, tangy, sweet dish is perfect against the backdrop of plain jasmine rice. Once of my favourite combinations ever.” Sichuan pork, cucumber and chilli sauce This dish is quicker than waiting for a takeaway (Jamie Cho/PA) Serves: 1 Ingredients: 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 50g lean smoked bacon lardons, finely diced 1 tsp Shaohsing rice wine ⅓ large cucumber, deseeded and sliced into 0.5cm half-moons ¼ tsp chilli bean sauce 1 tbsp low-sodium light soy sauce 1 tsp golden syrup 1 tsp clear rice vinegar 6-8 roasted, unsalted peanuts 2 sprigs of fresh coriander, finely chopped Very small pinch of dried …

The Best Budget-Friendly Smart Home Gadgets of 2024

The Best Budget-Friendly Smart Home Gadgets of 2024

Smart home tech lets us add the convenience of automation and the features we see in futuristic sci-fi movies into our houses. While robots haven’t quite taken over the world yet, we do have access to a plethora of gadgets and devices that make our lives much more manageable. Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen) Best Overall Kasa Smart Light Bulbs 4-Pack Best Lighting eufy Clean by Anker RoboVac G30 Hybrid SES Best Gadget for Cleaning SimpliSafe 9-Piece Wireless Home Security System Best Home Security Amazon Smart Thermostat Best Gadget for Energy Efficiency Hannah Stryker / MakeUseOf You need a smart hub to give you control over all your smart home devices. With the Amazon Echo Dot, you have a smart speaker with Alexa serving as your personal assistant to control just about every smart gadget you have at home. You can also make calls, entertain yourself with podcasts or music, and access any information you require on the web. The 5th Gen features a new LED clock display that provides information such as the weather …

Samsung’s Budget-Friendly Galaxy S23 FE Is Down to 0 Ahead of S24 Launch

Samsung’s Budget-Friendly Galaxy S23 FE Is Down to $500 Ahead of S24 Launch

For Android fans looking to snag a new phone while keeping more cash in your pocket, Amazon has some serious deals that can help. Today is Samsung’s Unpacked event, and with Samsung’s new Galaxy S24 lineup set to hit shelves soon, you can score some substantial savings on the already budget-friendly Galaxy S23 FE. Right now you can get your hands on one of these devices for just $500, which cuts the cost by $100. Or snag a bundle with both the phone and a pair of Galaxy Buds FE earbuds for just $50 more — that’s a savings of $150 when compared to buying each at list price. This device gets you all the most essential higher-end features without the price tag beefier phones in the lineup carry. It has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, a 4,500-mAh battery capacity and 128GB of storage (though you can opt for the 256GB for $60 more). While those specs may not be the most advanced on the market, that’s still decent hardware …

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2023 release) review: A budget-friendly tablet made for streaming

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2023 release) review: A budget-friendly tablet made for streaming

It’s hard to believe, but the new Fire HD 10 tablet is the 13th generation. Where has the time gone? This latest model boasts some significant improvements while still providing excellent value compared to other well-known tablets. First, it’s 30 grams lighter than the previous-generation model. Doesn’t sound like much, but the difference is strikingly noticeable — this tablet is feather-light. SEE ALSO: The best tablets: iPads are great, but have you tried literally anything else? According to Amazon, it’s also 25 percent faster than the 2021 model. Throughout my testing, I can attest that it has been very fast and responsive. The front-facing camera also got an upgrade — from 2MP to 5MP. In addition, the tablet has a 13-hour battery life, 3GB of RAM, and a 10.1-inch, high-def 1080p display. All that, and it still squeaks in at just under $140. I tested the tablet for about a week and I have some thoughts on how it performs and whether it’s a worthwhile buy. (Spoiler alert: it probably is a good purchase for …

Fitbit Inspire 3 review: A budget-friendly fitness tracker packed with features

Fitbit Inspire 3 review: A budget-friendly fitness tracker packed with features

As the saying goes, you can’t improve what you don’t measure. In the decade that I’ve been working out, trying new diets, tweaking macros, and experimenting with new weight lifting plans I’ve come to learn that tracking progress is key to moving forward in your fitness journey. That’s where a fitness tracker comes in. Ideally, a fitness tracker is a set it and forget it situation: You slap it on your wrist, and it quietly records helpful biometric data in order to translate it into easy to read information when you’re ready.  That’s where the Fitbit Inspire 3 comes in. It sits easily on the wrist, and compared to other wearables it’s relatively small. The watch counts steps, tracks heart rate, and measures calories burned, among other metrics, and, in combination with Fitbit app, converts all that information into data you can use to inform your workouts.  SEE ALSO: 10 of the best fitness trackers for monitoring heart rate The Fitbit Inspire 3 fit seamlessly into my existing workout routine, and seeing some analytics even …