A bowl of steamed white rice is precious in our home. Not only it is food and that every bit of food should not be wasted, it is also an "ingredient" that is hard to come by as it is not our home's grain-staple.
The only few times we have leftover cooked white rice at home is when there is remaining (Read more...)
Whenever we visit Singapore, the flight would typically be the wee hours in the morning, flying in from San Francisco. In our most recent April visit, it was an evening flight instead, coincidentally coinciding with late dinner time at my parents'.
Preparing a meal for one (self) can be quite demotivating. Rather, it is wanting the MOST - tasty, nutritious, healthy, from the LEAST - time and effort. When you cook for a family (two of more), the ROI seems to be higher. No?
ROI or "Return of Investment". Consider this - for a little more time and (Read more...)
Inspired by this New York Times article, I was keen to make batches of food - not so much about bringing lunch to work but the gist of planning and preparing meal or meal components ahead so for days to follow, there is food on the table without breaking much sweat. THAT is motivation for me.
The premonition is strong. We are going to haveGado Gado quite often this summer. In fact, we have had it some time ago when we were experiencing early 85+F heat just about two weeks ago, in spring, here in Bay Area, CA.
How would you dress this? I would almost always do it with peanut-sauce dressi (Read more...)
My friend invited us to her place for lunch to try her Shanghai Vegetable Rice 上海菜饭. I must be in serious need for inspiration and motivation! The next thing I wanted to do after trying this dish, was to try making the same dish! And I wanted to cook it within the same week, with that vivid memory.