Your Guide to Poormet

Raise your hand if you’ve experienced any of the following problems:

  1. You’re a recent grad with a low paying job just wishing you could enjoy a nice meal every once in a while.
  2. You want to have great food photography on Insta… but your boyfriend is too cheap to take you out every night.
  3. You accidentally spent your paycheck on lipstick and bulgogi but still want to enjoy a good dinner at Chez Panisse.
  4. Your boyfriend doesn’t want to take you out to dinner for fear his wife will see the credit card bill, so it’s up to you to pay for the meals.

Or , let’s be honest, is it 5… all of the above?

As a lifestyle blogger I take food extremely seriously. It plays so many important roles in my life- it’s nourishment, it’s a photo update on social media, it’s a bubble bath additive, it’s the perfect addition to a cat pheromone based perfume, you name it! That’s why treating myself to the best that money can buy is SUCH a priority. But sometimes, when I find my funds have run low and my sister starts ignoring my requests for a loan, I have to start getting creative about how I get my meals.

So, in honor of you (our million reader fan base) and in honor of life, Des Geulasse has come up with The Poor Woman’s Guide to Eating Gourmet… AKA Poormet!

Poormet is all about finding the beauty in the affordable, much like the Wabi Sabi of fine dining. The best part is it’s all from the comfort of your own home.

Amaze your guests with well plated dishes and elegant, moody lighting.

Treat them to a show with extravagant toppings and rich aromas.

Don’t let your irresponsible spending or cheap boyfriend get in the way of your next good meal. Try Poormet.

Pro Tip: Pick foods rich in sugar or sodium for the best flavor. Here we used instant ramen and expired Hostess cupcakes, knowing the extremely high levels of salt and sugar would create an incredible tasting experience.


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    May 8, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I LOVE. I am always trying to find a way to spend less but convince my SO I am rich. This is perfect for me!


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    Rachel Shaw
    May 8, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I am crazy about that dessert, it looks so decadent.

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    May 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Thank god you’re back, the hiatus was killing me. And what a great post to start off with LOL

    peace and love

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    May 8, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I don’t eat gluten so this really might not work for me… looks great though!

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    Alex Yves
    May 8, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I can’t say I’ve ever suffered from problem 2 or 3 but I feel you on problem 4 FOR SURE <3

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    Georgie Abrams
    May 8, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I’m a 5, all of the above! I realized eggs are the perfect poormet food, cheap and good enough to be the feature of the April issue of Bon Appetite magazine. Thanks!

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    Tayren Lotts
    May 8, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Phyllis you’re killllin it as always with this post! 💯💯🛶

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    May 11, 2017 at 12:50 am

    This is life changing. I’m not only 5, but 6 (which includes my own extra problem: debilitating boils). this poormet series should help me solve almost all 6 of my problems. PS happy you see posting again Phylly CheeseSteak (I know you asked me not to call you that again but I couldn’t resist. Please don’t ban me again I don’t have anything else left)

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    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    May 19, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    bulgogi is so worth tho!! and tbh, i’d take kbbq over chez panisse any day (i tried their cafe a couple years ago and it was tasty sure but i didn’t feel wowed at that price point).

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