Raise your hand if you’ve experienced any of the following problems:
- You’re a recent grad with a low paying job just wishing you could enjoy a nice meal every once in a while.
- You want to have great food photography on Insta… but your boyfriend is too cheap to take you out every night.
- You accidentally spent your paycheck on lipstick and bulgogi but still want to enjoy a good dinner at Chez Panisse.
- 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.
The trick is to pick inexpensive foods and highlight their good sides using dark lighting, nice plates, and accents like caramel drizzles and flakey sea salt.
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.