Foodie on House Arrest

I love to eat but I am careful with what I eat because my stomach is sensitive to some food. Sometimes though cravings come first so here I am under house arrest again for a day. It is nothing serious though. My dose of Moringa (malunggay) powder isn't enough I guess. I am going to write about its benefits later when everything is not that hectic.

The good thing about being at home today is I can update this blog (the last entry was last year, 2013). However, I have to do extra work for the classes I missed. Though sleeping is one of the nicest things, I like to do something. I think it's because I'm used to people around me not being idle. I can write more about that but let's go back to our

When I'm sick I crave food like homemade tinolang isda (fish soup) with lemongrass and Moringa leaves. I wasn't able to cook it before so I don't have pictures here. The last time I put an effort into cooking something was earlier this year when I went back to my parents' house. I didn't take pictures though. Believe it or not, my younger brother liked it. I seldom cook because he, like our parents, cooks well so I'm not confident to feed them. I usually cook for myself only since I live on my own.

Cooking is both an art and a science. I don't have the energy right now to elaborate on that statement. All I know is I love to experiment and design simple dishes.

steamed okra + boiled rice + cucumber & tomato salad with lime

Steamed okra is a favorite just like tortang talong (eggplant omelet). 

chicken with zesty lemon sauce à la Jie

I use recipes but I don't follow them completely. I like to experiment. When I made the sauce above, I used both the zest and juice of one lemon and added garlic, powdered black pepper, and butter.

Meanwhile, cooking spaghetti is a step-by-step process. Making the desired taste of the sauce is the challenging part.

spaghetti sauce with ground meat + cheese

I usually cook different pasta using boiling water with little oil and salt.

rotini or corkscrew pasta and spaghetti

I don't do Master Chef designs but definitely, the designing part is fun.

sweet rotini with grapes for dessert

Writing about food makes me feel better. It reminds me of the joy of making my own meal from scratch. It is easy to order food but it is still better to prepare it yourself.